Future Robotic Technologies

Corrosion Technical Series

Future Robotic Technologies in Confined Spaces

Saturday, April 17, 2021 (in conjunction with CORROSION 2021)

This one-day seminar will focus on current, and future shifts in asset owner requirements, and emerging methodologies, technologies and materials for asset integrity maintenance. In response to Health Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) risks and corresponding liability issues and costs, many asset owners are employing mitigation initiatives to reduce, or in some cases, completely eliminate human confined space entry (CSE) altogether.

This forward-looking series of discussions will offer a first-hand look at one large asset-owner’s aggressive new plan to fully eliminate direct human interaction in permanent CSE. Additionally, existing processes and technology of maintenance service providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), and coatings manufacturers will be discussed to showcase the quantum shift in industry.

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Course highlights

  • Dow’s “Sustainability 2025” Goals, CSE, and roadmap for the next 5 years
  • Adjusting business models for a quantum shift in requirements, autonomous robotic technologies, and future developments in blasting, coating, and inspection
  • Futuristic formulations for unmanned application in the coatings industry
  • Cost structures involved in adopting new methods and technologies, and options for lease/hire for overall reduction in finance and insurance costs

Featured lecturers

  • Joseph Morgan, Dow, Inc.
  • Norm Spence, Spence Corrosion
  • Anthony Schiavo, Sabre Autonomous Solutions USA
  • Robert Cameron, Hempel
  • Eric Rennersfelt, Graco
  • Keshav Sundaresh, Altair

Learning objectives

  • Describe the responsibility of the asset owner regarding maintenance and integrity management
  • List the risks of human entry into confined spaces
  • Summarize how asset owners and maintenance or inspection personnel are working to minimize or eliminate human entry into confined spaces
  • Recall how both asset owners and service providers are adapting their existing processes and adopting new technologies to meet safety requirements

Who should attend

This seminar is targeted for C-level executives, managers, technical experts and HSSE specialists who have an interest in the future of financial models, equipment, and procedures for removing workers from confined spaces. This would include professionals associated with:

  • Operators
  • Asset Owners
  • Service Companies
  • OEM’s
  • Rental/Hire Agencies
  • Insurance Companies

Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

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1 Day Course

Program pricing

  • NACE Member: $425
  • Non-Member: $495