Artificial intelligence, data science & image recognition becoming a useful tool for anti-fouling & coating assessments
The assessment of the condition of marine and offshore coatings continues to be one of the major tasks addressed during a class survey and one that has benefited from the increased use of technology and remote inspection technologies (RITs) like underwater ROV drones and aerial drones.
The development of more efficient RITs – including unmanned and remotely operated vehicles – has enabled a safer and more efficient visual inspection of the condition of anti-fouling , corrosion and protective coatings in hard to access and dangerous locations.
Visual inspections by professionally trained and certified divers and marine surveyors continue to make up the majority of maritime maintenance surveys, but the growing use of ROVs and RITs provides an opportunity to increase human efficiency as well as artificial intelligent computing scalability.
The accuracy of these underwater assessments is dependent upon the diver and marine inspector’s experience and knowledge as well as their familiarity with the different types of structures being inspected.
While class inspections demand a high level of experience from divers and surveyors, these factors may cause inconsistency during anti-fouling and coating inspections.
To overcome the challenges in conventional inspection of coating condition and advance the use of new technology, Pagarba Solutions has been an AI for the maritime industry leader applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Machine Learning (ML) and Computer Vision in an underwater inspection drone and video image recognition solution designed to aid marine surveyors and inspectors in reviewing video and image data and making informed anti-fouling and coating condition assessments.
Pagarba Solutions ookeani-luure underwater inspection drone platform , powered by AI, data science and image recognition automatically analyzes input video and image data, identifies anti-fouling , rust corrosion and coating failure areas and grades and predicts the coating condition of the structure.
Fleet operators , boat insurance Adjustors, marina owners and Professional marine divers and Inspectors can use these notifications and results as an easy to quantify reference dashboard and guide.
The predictions and assessment range from corrosion anomalies, anti-fouling issues, hull risks, and coating recommendations and guidance, to improve the consistency of anti-fouling and coating assessments.
The Ookeani-luure platform can also be utilized during screening inspection processes, where it can be used as a real-time and on-demand simulation filter to identify and predict certain critical areas for further review and analysis.
The Artificial intelligence and computer vision algorithm/models utilize videos and images taken from the different types of maritime and offshore assets you own , Various cameras and underwater inspection drone footage and can process with various kinds of structural components, coating failures, anti-fouling issues, cracks , lighting conditions and rust corrosion.
The Ookeani-luure platform uses AI and computer vision technology for the marine and offshore industry as a means of supporting professional divers and marine inspectors with a quick and reliable means to aid in their decision-making processes during anti-fouling and coating assessment tasks as well as identifying cracks, fractures or large structural deformations.
It’s a cutting edge maritime changing solution , especially when using remote inspection technologies like an underwater inspection drone (ROV).
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Imagine if CCTV cameras could identify problems happening on site as they happen
Construction is the sixth deadliest occupation in the United States. This statistic may not surprise you, yet we seem to be ignoring safety.
Well it turns out that artificial intelligence can reduce workplace injuries by as much as 50%. In fact, AI has been shown to significantly reduce workplace injuries and fatalities in construction sites around the world.
Here are 3 ways artificial intelligence revolutionizes safety:
1) Monitoring dangerous situations and potential risks with AI & Computer Vision analytics
Automatically process billions of variables and dependencies to serve up precise answers in a digital twin like simulated intelligence platform.
2) Tracking dangerous tools & power tool maintenance lifecycles
The sensors and edge computing track how often workers use potentially risky tools like power saws or jackhammers, providing a window into their patterns of behavior and suggesting possible new strategies for preventing accidents and fatalities.
3) Automated visual inspections
Helps scheduling & automating inspections and identifying which areas need repairs first by utilizing smart phones, edge AI devices, exit CCTV systems & drones.
Computer vision & AI have shown to significantly reduce workplace fatalities around construction sites all over the world! Computer vision makes sure your tools are safe at home before they’re brought on site; AI powered autonomous vehicles monitor traffic conditions so unsafe routes don’t needlessly injure or kill anyone; automated hiring systems help keep our workforces diverse while also reducing bias.
Construction sites are dangerous places. It’s not uncommon for workers to be injured or killed on the job and that puts a huge burden on construction companies’ bottom lines as well as society at large. Fortunately, computer vision has proven itself capable of significantly reducing workplace fatalities by making sure all tools are safe before they’re brought onto site, AI powered autonomous vehicles monitor traffic conditions so unsafe routes don’t needlessly injure anyone and automated hiring systems help keep our workforces diverse.
If you have any questions about how safety & security measures can benefit your company in the long-term please feel free to reach out! We would love to hear from you if this is an area where we can offer assistance.
Ports, harbors & marinas can often pose hazardous risks due to murky and dark water conditions, which in turn makes it difficult for divers to perform biosecurity inspections.
The Ookeani – Luure underwater surveillance platform utilizes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) is to improve safety and security for underwater surveillance inspections and capabilities.
Hazardous Risk to Divers and inspectors
One of Pagarba’s clients handles high risk diving and inspection situations and locations, where there is a high volume of departures and arrivals from domestic and international vessels. One of the clients maritime responsibilities is to manage the safety, security & risk factors due to marine pest invasion.
Many times the underwater locations like this can be dark, murky, and filled with kelp and seaweed and other debris so as to present very low visibility for the professional divers inspecting that area.
And when there are a high number of large and small vessels coming in and out of these ports and marinas, and the occasional visit from large predators like whales, sea lions, and sharks, these divers are at even higher risk and sometimes dangerous situations.
Underwater visual inspections powered by the computer vision & AI Ookeani-luure platform with the blueye robotics ROV
When a buffet of risks and dangers face humans during underwater inspections, Pagarba’s Maritime client needed a system and solution to complete tasks without this stress and worry. There is also future savings on high risk insurance liability costs. That’s why they turned to Pagarba Solutions to improve their visual inspections and underwater surveillance video analysis using the Ookeani-luure AI powered blueye robotics ROV.
This underwater ocean surveillance intelligence ROV platform has allowed them to perform far more in depth and detailed automated search and analysis visual inspections, detections, checks & precision predictions for invasive pests by using its computer vision and video intelligence capabilities. The team can discover, review, analyze and predict underwater challenges from their mobile app or tablet on the surface and ensure the safety and security of the professional divers. They can even run simultaneous inspections with multiple ROVs.
Not only are ROVs becoming more frequently used for these types of inspections, but Pagarba and some of their clients are researching and experimenting with autonomous underwater ROVs and discovering new ways to automate , analyze and optimize the use of a variety of different ROVs. Call it the Intelligent ROV surveillance platform for biosecurity and compliance with computer vision, AI powered video search and analysis – including survey designs and identification of specimens found in ports, harbors and marinas.
Learn more about how Pagarba Solutions can help you inspect and analyze your next underwater project by contacting us today and head to our website for more epic underwater details and footage.