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Using Robots in Ballast Tanks: Project Under Way to Automate Inspection of Surface Prep and Coating Work

From JPCL, January 2011

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by Lars-Eric Etzold, Meyer Werft GmbH

The author discusses the project "RObots in Tanks" (ROT), which is in the process of developing a new generation of mobile robots for work in enclosed spaces on vessels, such as ballast water tanks. The article covers the inspection requirements, including criteria for robots to inspect surface preparation and coatings work, and the ability of a robot to find its way within a ballast water tank....
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