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Data and Report from S&T Project 19188: Feasibility of Autonomous Robotics for Relining Penstocks and Similar Structures

Advancements in robotics recoating jobs is changing the way contractors conduct business by increasing production rates, lowering costs, and reducing worker exposure to harmful chemicals. The potential safety improvements are further magnified by this new opportunity to minimize the number of employees in the permit required confined space. Workforces for coatings contractors have experienced life-threatening reactions and death as a result of working in the confined spaces of hydropower facilities. The benefits for Reclamation are safer work environments, reduced liability, shorter downtimes, and reduced cost.
Generation Effort S&T Project Number 19188: Feasibility of Autonomous Robotics for Relining Penstocks and Similar Structures
Location Worldwide
Themes Infrastructure and Assets, Hydropower
Tags Coatings, Corrosion Protection, Robotics
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program, Power Program Services

Location Information

Location Name Worldwide
Location Description
Location Tags World, Western US, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia
Location Parent
State(s) Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Unified Region(s) North Atlantic-Appalachian, South Atlantic-Gulf, Great Lakes, Mississippi Basin, Missouri Basin, Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Colorado Basin, Columbia-Pacific Northwest, California-Great Basin, Alaska, Pacific Islands
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Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84