VERNE® is an Non-Destructive Test (NDT) measurement tool designed to be fitted to a range of underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and combines two high-end complementary technologies: Long Range Ultrasonic Testing (LRUT) to gain a long range scanning ability in both direction from the inspection point and Ultrasonic Normal Probe Array (UNPA) to achieve superior topographical information in defect characterization.
The purpose of LRUT is screening of pipelines or tubular structures in order to establish the presence or absence of defects. If LRUT proves that there are defects present at a given location, then the ROV will move the inspection unit to that specific location for detailed characterisation and sizing of the defect via UNPA.
The compact light-weight NDT measurement tool is a modular system, combining a Clamp, a Hydraulic system and a Canister with electronics. With easy connection to the ROV by an ethernet cable and a standard fish-tail handle mounted on top of the VERNE® Clamp that fits to the ROV manipulator arm, and the VERNE® system is ready for use.
VERNE®, through rapid, automated, accurate, and cost-effective NDT, will be instrumental in addressing the urgent need for extending offshore asset lifetimes and postponing their costly decommissioning while eliminating the risk of catastrophic failures.
Please see the project web page: https://verne-ndt.com/