By Topic

Neptune: above-ground storage tank inspection robot system

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
H. Schempf ; Robotics Inst., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; B. Chemel ; N. Everett

The Neptune system allows unmanned entry and sensor data collection in above-ground storage tanks (ASTs). The sensors are immersed in the petroleum product and uses video and ultrasonics to ascertain from the inside-out the state of corrosion of the floor and side-walls. This eliminates the need to empty or clean the tanks and also avoids the required human walk-through inspection, which results in a very sparse data set from which the tank's state must be statistically extrapolated.<>

Published in:

IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 2 )