With its prowess in underwater mobility through
robotics, data collection and data analytics, Planys Technologies, an IIT
Madras-incubated start-up, has launched its advanced Remotely Operated Vehicle
(ROV) – ‘Mikros.’
The new vehicle is poised to offer improved underwater
inspection solutions, up to 200 meters depth, to process industries,
petrochemical refineries and desalination plants. The company that offers these
solutions under Hardware As A Service (HAAS), has been getting business from
private and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) in India and also from abroad.
The company has been emerging as a leading provider of
diagnostics-driven marine robots as the conventional methods of underwater
inspection have various limitations in depth, accuracy of data captured and are
extremely dangerous for the operator.
Mikros is the next generation mini-observation class
portable ROV built with a compact and robust design with the latest innovations
and cutting-edge technologies. It has a lightweight, rugged and modular frame
with efficient thrust-to-weight-ratio that makes it an engineered masterpiece.
It has been designed to cater to long tether lengths – up to 650 meters,
coupled with capabilities of collecting data in very challenging situations
like high depths, turbid waters and inside long pipelines used by process industries
and desalination plants. These data points and the analytical dashboard built
by Planys will help forecast failures and help asset owners plan for
maintenance and repairs.
Supported under Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd’s
(BPCL) start up scheme Project Ankur, Planys developed Mikros with BPCL team’s
support and several field learnings.
Vineet Upadhyay, CTO of Planys
Technologies, said, “After understanding the market conditions and gaining
experience from earlier products over the last three years, we started working
on Mikros. We are elated to have developed a customer-centric
product proposition that will help underwater asset owners take data driven
decision and forecast maintenance and repair. Apart from India, we are also
focusing on other geographies with Mikros.”
Since Inception, Planys has developed a fleet of six
ROVs completing over 50 projects across multiple sectors like
Oil and Gas, Ports, Dams, Bridges, Power, Desalination and Process Industries
in India. Planys is currently scaling up operations to the Middle East, Europe
and South East Asia. Recently Planys was selected as a scale-up to the PortXL
Accelerator programme in the Netherlands. (APA)