A city-based start-up, Beta Tank Robotics Non-public Ltd, has developed a robot which might function in oil tanks in petroleum refineries, and thereby remove dangers to human beings. It was incubated at IIT Guwahati, and the mission was funded by State-owned Oil India Restricted.
The specialised robot can go from one taker to one other, and it does the job related to a vacuum cleaner, mentioned D.C. Shekar, Director of Beta Tank Robotics Non-public Ltd. “The gas inside tanks is toxic and there is the risk of explosion as well. We want to bring in robotics and eliminate risk to human beings,” mentioned Mr. Shekar.
“You cannot put normal robots with thermo-motors and electronics inside the tanks because of the risk of fire. So, these are streams of robotics that are controlled and powered by hydraulics, and this can help reduce the fire risk exposure,” he added.
He additionally mentioned in India there could be a requirement for a number of hundred robots. The closest rival for this robot is a European one which isn’t as compact because the Indian one, and can be dearer.
The robot at current is present process security evaluation as there are very stringent requirements set by the oil trade. It should even be exhibited on the upcoming India Power Week 2023 which can be held in Bengaluru from February 6 to 8.