Magneto-EX - the future of robotic inspections

20 August 2021

On 26 August 2021, NERA hosted the launch of Nexxis' Magneto-EX, the world’s first, fully design approved EX-rated robotic camera inspection device.

The spider-like device with its magnetic feet is the first system to be developed which is suitable for use in hazardous area inspections and is expected to be a game changer not only for the oil and gas sector, but any industry where there is a need for hazardous, confined space inspections.

Working in confined spaces is estimated to be 100 to 150 times more hazardous than operating on an open site. By their nature, confined spaces are not designed for people to work in with poor ventilation allowing for hazardous atmospheres to quickly develop.

Magneto-EX has been developed with the financial assistance and industry support from NERA as well as CSIRO’s Data61 and SixDe

According to the McKinsey Global Institute report, Beyond the supercycle: How technology is reshaping resources, it is estimated that between $900 billion to $1.6 trillion in savings throughout the global economy can be unlocked by technology-driven changes by 2035 – an amount equivalent to the current GDP of Canada or Indonesia.

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