System P

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Typically applied for abrasive blasting, pressure washing and inspection of hydropower station penstocks and other pipes interior.

Simple and robust 3-axis robot system developed by Surface Dynamics. Using steel rope winch for pipe inline propulsion. Remote and semi-auto controlled, operated using real-time video to operator monitor.

Fits pipe dimensions from Ø400mm up to Ø5000mm and capable of lengths more than 1000 meters.

Track record of more than 3500 hours and 30.000 sqm area of abrasive blasting penstocks interior. Peak performance 250sqm of abrasive blasting pr 24h shift.

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References System P

2021 Solidenergy AS Holsbru Hydropower Station 2021, owned by Hydro, a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock interior.
2021 Solidenergy AS Rana Hydropower Station 2021, owned by Statkraft, a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock interior.
2021 Solidenergy AS Letten Hydropower Station 2021, Sweden, owned by Fortum, a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock interior.
2021 Solidenergy AS Matre Hydropower Station 2021, owned by BKK, a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock interior.
2017 Solid Vedlikehold AS Frøland Hydropower Station 2017, owned by BKK, a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock interior.
2017 Solid Vedlikehold AS Tunnsjødal Hydropower Station 2017, owned by NTE, a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock II interior.
2017 Solid Vedlikehold AS Tafjord Hydropower Station 2017, owned by Tafjord Kraft, a robot rental service abrasive blasting of of penstock internior.
2017 Solid Vedlikehold AS Lio Hydropower Station 2017, owned by Statkraft, a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock interior.
2016 Solid Vedlikehold AS Tunnsjødal Hydropower Station 2016, owned by NTE, a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock I interior.
2016 Statkraft Jostedal Hydropower Station 2016, Sogn og Fjordane, owned by Statkraft – inspection and video documentation of all welded seems in the 700 meters long penstock of diameter Ø2600 mm.
2015 Solid Vedlikehold AS Myruverket Hydropower Station 2015, Faroe Islands, owned by SEV – a robot rental service for abrasive blasting of penstock interior.
2013 Nord-Troms Kraftlag Kildalen Hydropower station 2013, owned by Nord-Troms Kraftlag, robotic abrasive blasting of field test on a Ø1000 mm diameter penstock section, in cooperation with Solid Vedlikehold AS.
2011–2014 Statkraft Nore I Hydropower Station 2011-2014, Owned by Statkraft – inspection and equipment testing in out-of-service penstock of diameter Ø1600.

Contacts

Surface Dynamics

Tore Gravermoen

General Manager

tore@surfacedynamics.no

Surface Dynamics

Torgrim Gjestrud

Technical Manager / CTO

torgrim@surfacedynamics.no