Autonomous inspection
for oil & gas

Minimize refinery downtime with autonomous inspections

A U.S. downstream refinery sees $2M ROI with autonomous inspections minimizing downtime.

Companies reduce O&M costs and prevent serious failures with daily, remote inspections. Autonomous drones and robots powered by Percepto Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring (AIM) leverage AI-powered algorithms to detect leaks, faults and failures right away – minimizing downtime every day.

Automated inspections
at refineries

Top use cases at refineries:

Oil tank inspection

Conduct pre-scheduled automatic tank inspection missions scanning for environmental hazards, structural damage and other faults.

Leak detection

Never miss a leak with frequent, autonomous inspections and Percepto’s change detection framework.

Gas emission detection

The Air Max is the only drone-in-a-box with OGI camera, capable of detecting gas emissions.

Emergency response

On-site industrial drones or robots are deployed without any human intervention in the event of a fire, leak or other emergency.

Pipe inspection

Pipe inspections with RGB and thermal cameras detect structural defects as well as insulation faults and environmental breeches.

Turnaround monitoring

Monitoring actual turnaround progress and safety on a daily and hourly basis for accurate up-to-date monitoring.

Operations & maintenance

Regularly monitor for “housekeeping” tasks – and never miss an open hatch, equipment left out or other hazards.

Explore the only end-to-end autonomous inspections and monitoring solution

Our technology

Percepto’s solution for oil & gas consists of autonomous robots managed by Percepto AIM deployed across a site, with a sophisticated cloud backend for AI-powered site inspections, monitoring, surveillance, and visual data collection & management.

Gain insights into your site from anywhere in the world, all in one place with Percepto’s autonomous inspection and monitoring software.

Gain insights into your site from anywhere in the world, all in one place with Percepto’s autonomous inspection and monitoring software.

Percepto Air portfolio

The most deployed drone-in-a-box solutions, Percepto Air drones are on site 24/7 to inspect your solar farm even in the harshest weather conditions.

Integrated robots & sensors

Fully integrated robots and sensors for fully automated visual data collection, analysis and reporting – from anywhere in the world.

Percepto Air portfolio

The most deployed drone-in-a-box solutions, Percepto Air drones are on site 24/7 to inspect your facility even in the harshest weather conditions.

Integrated robots & sensors

Fully integrated robots and sensors for fully automated visual data collection, analysis and reporting – from anywhere in the world.

Percepto enables refineries to:

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Prevent downtime

Detect corrosion, leaks, poor insulation and more as soon as they happen – preventing faults from turning into shutdowns.

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Optimize turnarounds

Effectively meet deadlines and ensure safety with 24/7 autonomous monitoring and AI.

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Boost productivity

Free up valuable employee time & increases facility production with autonomous refinery inspections.

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Increase safety

Detect spills, leaks & other hazards protecting your employees, the environment and the surrounding community.

FAQs
Autonomous inspections
at refineries

What is inspection in a refinery?

At any refineries, inspections are conducted to evaluate the health of all site assets. Refinery inspections are critical to meet safety and environmental standards, as well as ensure optimal facility production. Inspectors generally look for corrosion, leaks, structural damage or other hazards or faults.

How are drones used in oil and gas?

Drones have proven to be a safer and more efficient alternative to manual inspections. Employees can leverage the quick and low-risk ability of drones to inspect assets such as tanks, pipes and flares.

What is a shutdown and turnaround?

A shutdown is any disruption of production, usually caused by an unplanned failure. A turnaround is a planned pause in production to evaluate facility health and perform major maintenance.

How often does a refinery need to be maintained?

Most refineries conduct turnarounds every three or four years. During a turnaround, refineries have the opportunity to make repairs or replacements to any assets to ensure optimal facility performance until the next scheduled turnaround.

How are pipelines inspected?

A variety of technologies and sensors are used to inspect oil and gas pipeline inspections, backed up by regular visual inspections. Visual inspections by drones or ground robots inspect for leaks, insulation thinning, corrosion, and blockage in the right of way.

How do you inspect an oil tank?

Several technologies are used to perform non-destructive testing (NDT) of storage tanks – including laser scanners and magnetic flux leakage. Visual inspections are also required to confirm structural integrity of the tank and roof, inspecting for any visible leaks, corrosion or damage.

Automated inspections boost productivity and safety at refineries

To learn more how refineries can see over $2M ROI by automating their inspections, download the brochure.