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Planys Technologies: 5 Years of Redefining Underwater Robotic Inspections!

13 Jul 2020 | Posted By Planys Technologies

When you consider the pace at which innovation and changes take place in the 21st century, 5 years represents multiple lifetimes of growing, learning and evolving. On the 11th of June, Planys Technologies began its 6th year of business. As we celebrate this milestone, we pause to thank all our awesome employees, their families, clients, investors, well-wishers and even the ex-employees who were a part of our journey. It all began in the year 2015 when a small group of freshers from IIT Madras took upon the mammoth challenge of revolutionizing the underwater inspection industry. Today, half a decade later, Planys has successfully made a lasting impact in the marine and traditional sectors. We began in a small basement room with a handful of prototypes, barely making their way into the pool. Since then we have grown into a nationally and internationally recognized, award-winning organization. We are a strong team of 80+ members with a fleet of over 6 ROVs having commercially executed 125+ projects across 8 sectors and 3 countries. Every small milestone has been worth celebrating over the…...

 

Pivotal Reasons to Get Your Ship Hulls Inspected Annually

13 Jul 2020 | Posted By Planys Technologies

As a vessel owner or manager regular maintenance and repair forms a major part of your work profile. When the ship is optimally functional, you save a whole lot of time and money in the long run. An important aspect of regular maintenance is underwater hull inspection. It has been around for centuries. In earlier times, divers were sent underwater equipped with primitive tools to collect data and undertake minor repairs. With time, ships got bigger and sophisticated, bringing about the demand for technological intervention in the form of underwater ROV Inspection. Asset managers have started choosing ROVs over human divers as they are faster, thorough and offer detailed data. There are many vessel owners out there who believe that getting a ship inspected once in two years is good enough, but we beg to differ! Planys brings to you some pivotal reasons to get your ship hulls inspected annually: Safe to Sail: Annual underwater hull inspections will provide you with the peace of mind that the ship is completely safe. Maritime stakeholders know well that it only takes one…...

 

ROV Inspection: The Game Changer in the Oil & Gas Industry

13 Jul 2020 | Posted By Planys Technologies

The Oil & Gas Industry started its offshore drilling operations in the year 1897, which was approximately 4 decades after Col. Edwin Drake drilled the first well in 1859. At present, there are almost 900+ large scale Oil & Gas platforms across the globe that operate in varied offshore environments. As offshore drilling activities became mainstream; the need for underwater intervention and observation arose. It is a known fact that the Oil & Gas Industry adheres to stringent standards that are aimed at equipment & workplace safety. In order to extract offshore oil & gas deposits gigantic steel and concrete platforms are installed in progressively deeper and hostile waters. The safety of these structures is a major concern for the stakeholders. This is where the ROVs come into the picture; these tethered underwater vehicles became a crucial tool for the Oil & Gas Industry as they provided access to the most inaccessible and uncharted regions beneath the surface. Why Choose ROV Inspection for Oil & Gas? Negligible Support Requirement: The current range of ROVs does not require extensive manpower as…...

 

Digitization of Underwater Inspection Data: The Future of Asset Management

13 Jul 2020 | Posted By Planys Technologies

The concept of Quality Control & Asset Integrity Management came into existence during the first industrial revolution. Up until the early 1920's the major focus was quantity over quality. It was only when we entered the 20th century that the focus shifted to the latter. Why Digitization is Necessary? Catastrophes caused due to submersed asset failures in sectors such as Maritime, Infrastructure, Energy & Power have become a major concern in recent years. Even a single failure can have a huge impact on the continuity of the business. In addition to that it can also cause loss of lives of the personnel on-site. In order to mitigate this issue, ROVs and novel underwater inspection techniques were invented. Inspections are essential to delivering optimal efficiency & safety. But they are tedious and cost a lot; hence it is not possible to inspect every single component of an underwater asset. There must be some form of priority-based or Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) to get accurate results and determine the frequency of inspections. Digitization of Inspection Data is the solution to all these problems.…...

 

Your Guide to Buying or Renting an ROV

13 Jul 2020 | Posted By Planys Technologies

The rising demand for underwater inspection has undoubtedly brought to light the importance of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Various asset-oriented sectors such as Maritime, Infrastructures, Energy & Power act as the driving force for the innovations in the marine robotics arena. ROVs have come a long way since their inception; the first relatively basic unit was created in the year 1960. The functional scope of this ROV was limited to military usage. Originally ROVs were engineered to substitute divers in hazardous situations and reach depths that are beyond human reach. In many respects, ROVs of the modern era still accomplish this primary requirement but, the advanced capabilities of these precisely engineered vehicles are unmatchable in comparison to human effort. Many asset managers out there tend to believe that all the ROVs have the same aim which is to collect data underwater. While this may be true to some extent, there are several factors to consider before you commit to buy or rent an ROV. They are available in a number of sizes, have varying competencies depending upon their specification and…...