September 2021: Full Tank Cleaning Spread
Dual Control Center with HPU, 4-inch single axis sweep, High Impact Manway Cannons w/ auto wash system, Class 1/ Div 1 Remote Cameras, two monthly licenses for Radical Software's VantageSuite, Assortment of split flanges.
One of the largest fluid and vacuum truck companies in Canada had been researching the new robotic and automated tank and vessel cleaning supply chain worldwide for an extended period of time. The company was concerned with certifications, ratings, designs and after market service in purchasing product from the U.K. or other foreign areas. They also had concerns with performance metrics available.
When introduced to the Precise designs and systems available in North America, they were able to quickly assess the performance of the systems’ robotic and A.I. capabilities from their ongoing research. The Precise systems were substantially superior in all metrics measured. The ability to deal with a Canadian company was an added bonus.
April 2021: Robotic Camera Rig
Robotic Camera and Lighting System, Mini Hydraulic Power Unit, Mini Control Station
An existing customer active across North America took delivery of a Mini HPU/Mini Control Station package along with a Robotic Camera and Lighting System to enable better utilization of their existing spreads.
All equipment supplied by Precise is universally compatible, giving the customer the ability to piece off certain components from their existing spreads such as manway cannon or sweeps to commence additional jobs prior to having their full spread available.
March 2021: Full Tank Cleaning Spread
Three High Impact Manway Cannons, 6-Inch Sweeps, two Class 1/ Div 1 Remote Cameras, Robotic Camera and Lighting Rig, Dual Control Center with Dual HPU, Mini Control Station, Mini Hydraulic Power Unit, Auto Lens Wash System
A new customer operating Canada-wide with strategic U.S. locations took delivery of a new spread consisting of a full Universal Command Center equipped with extra roller systems and access doors to house both manway cannons and sweeps in one unit for transport.
The spread included three high flow/high impact force manway cannons, 6-inch sweeps, with an assortment of split flanges and two remote Class 1/ Div 1 cameras for extra eyes on the job site. The spread also included the Class 1/ Div 1 robotic camera, which injects into any 4-inch class 150 nozzle or larger and a Mini Control Station/Mini HPU system enabling piece off of components from the main command center if required.
May 2020: Vessel and Small Tank Cleaning Spread
4-inch sweeps with 3-inch heads, Manway Cannons, Installation of dual HPUs, dual Control Centers and standard electric hose reels and tool rollouts into a trailer unit supplied by the customer
An existing customer active in the Bonnyville area of Alberta and specializing in smaller tanks and vessels had concerns about our equipment being too large for certain applications. They further wanted to utilize their existing mode of transport for projects which consisted of pre-designed trailer units they had integrated into their own transport system.
The design team at Radical Robotics suggested integrating our 4-inch sweeps into the package with 3-inch nozzles on a dual axis sweep configuration. Radical also suggested further customizing one of the client’s supplied trailers in lieu of the current designed command center unit.
The 3-inch sweep nozzles proved to be a solid solution to the concerns of smaller injection outlets and combined with being dual axis, our customer is able to utilitze them in lieu of manway cannons when access restrictions require.
October 2019: Retrofit
Existing Command Center and Robotic Water Cannons retrofitted for compatibility with the Radical Robotics system
An existing customer which had purchased a new Precise Tools spread some months earlier brought in a command center, including a number of cannons and sweeps which they had purchased from a supplier unknown to us a couple of years prior.
The command center was retrofitted to do the following:
- Remove the existing cumbersome umbilical hose and data cable system
- Replace with the smaller data cable and automated hose reel system
- Install the new dual Radical control center stations and HPU system
- Install Radical rail system for housing the tools, ensuring easy access to the tools
Tools were retrofitted as follows:
- Cannons had new class one div one cameras and lighting mounted, and Radical automated control system added.
- A removable 8 foot extension to fit between the cannon and the swivel/nozzle head was designed and certified to enable extension past obstructions the customer at times came across as they utilized the manway cannons.
- Although the cannons gear driven swivels could not be replaced with Radical higher flow swivels and enclosed encoder cylinders, the gearing was replaced with new eliminating weak points.
- Sweeps were retrofitted to Radical control systems.
Although the sweeps could not be retrofitted with higher flow swivels and enclosed encoder cylinders to replace requirement for gear driven components, the gearing was redesigned and replaced eliminating weak points. The 6 inch driving cylinders were removed and replaced with 2inch cylinders and pressure control system to eliminate the ability for the sweep to damage themselves. Lastly, the swivels were machined down to enable injection into 6 inch class 150 inlets.
August 2019: Full Tank Cleaning Spread
Dual Control Station/HPU Command Center, 3x Robotic Manway Cannons, Adaptations for existing tools
A Calgary, Alberta- based company that is one of the largest Canadian companies in the tank and vessel cleaning space was looking to increase both their exposure to automated robotics as well as general operational parameters such as impact force and flow of their equipment.
They took delivery of one new dual control station/dual HPU command center with dual electric hose reels and slide outs for tools. Three high flow/high impact force cannons and had a number of their existing tools adapted to the Radical Robotics automation system.