Norwegian petroleum refining company Equinor is introducing autonomous ATEX-certified robots on their oil and gas installations.
ATEX is the European certification given to equipment tested and approved to be “intrinsically safe”.
Partner in the project is inspection robotics specialist Taurob of Austria. Its robot will be used to conduct routine inspection and maintenance tasks on offshore installations.
Taurob started developing robotics applied for human safety, particularly in emergency response situations, 11 years ago. Safety is also the main driver for the energy domain to step into robotics. [Read more…] about Taurob and Equinor to introduce autonomous robots on Norway’s offshore platforms