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Remotely operated vehicle for eliminating man-entry

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April 11 2024

Purposely built to fit through standard manways, Rover is a remotely operated vehicle that minimises and frequently eliminates exposure of personnel to hazardous environments. Rover’s sturdy tracked design and ability to operate in all conditions makes it ideal for unloading catalysts as well as cleaning and inspecting all types of confined spaces. Rover helps to reduce schedules, as it can start work earlier and doesn’t need frequent rest breaks, unlike its human equivalent.

Pros & Limitations
Proven commercially since 2017
Recent experience with offshore and onshore end users including hydroprocessing reactors
Significantly minimises inert and confined space entry
Reduces catalyst replacement and cleaning schedules
Operates in all conditions including hazardous atmospheres and underwater
Zone 0 certification pending
Currently requires a 20 inch manway or larger
Requires customised attachments to break up heavily fused catalyst
Specification Title Specification Description
Areas of Application
Offshore and onshore | Catalyst unloading | Tank cleaning | Vessel inspection | Inert entry
ATEX certified
Zone 0 certification pending.
Rover is equipped with lights, camera and a vacuum hose. An additional mechanical arm can be customised for specific applications, such as removing fused or coked catalysts.
Non man entry
Rover significantly minimises and frequently eliminates the need for technicians to enter confined spaces — substituting risks to personnel with innovative technology.
Operating conditions
Rover operates under all conditions including hazardous environments, underwater and in temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius.
3-phase power pack.
Rover reduces schedules as it can start jobs earlier and does not need to take frequent rest breaks, unlike its human equivalent. For large reactors, multiple units can be used simultaneously to minimise schedules further.
Withstands temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius.


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CR Asia is a specialised maintenance, plant upgrade, revamp, and engineering services contractor to the Oil, Gas, Refining, Chemical, Power and other asset-intensive industries. Since 1991, we have supported owners and operators of onshore and offshore facilities throughout Asia with a comprehensive portfolio of industrial maintenance, modification, and shutdown services.

We have a track record of bringing innovation to the market place, which is often obtained through information sharing with our shareholders and long-term technical partners.

This collaborative approach ensures our customers always benefit from having access to the latest technology and solutions on any given project.

CR Asia specialise in:

  • Catalyst Handling Services
  • Industrial Cleaning Services
  • Mechanical & Plant Maintenance Services
  • Pipeline & Process Services
  • Shutdowns & Turnarounds
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