Our aim of acquiring AFI company for industry was to create an entity independent in all aspects of Robot tank inspection, cleaning, Pipeline inspection and diversified API services aligned with our Saudi and GCC market demands and currently we are restructuring our capabilities to meet with the 2030 vision and for that we are demonstrating by practice and thrusting of high investments towards Robotics, damage assessment NDT system manufacturing 3DSL RHINO with wide solutions to the oil production under the well head monitoring systems and capacity of 3 D Structed light solutions. We are developing ourselves to be the one stop solution to every aspect of the Tank integrity management solutions (TIMS) and the 1st step was to sign a strategic partnership with the leader in Robot Tank inspection and Pipeline solutions “Diakont Advanced Technologies towards the Regional center of service excellence.
Our main pillar is our Team of Saudi experts who are participating effectively in the field and all in house activities.
ASH Group believes that providing Saudi made 3D imaging and robotic technologies will maintain speed, safe and cost-effective technological advancements, and add a great value to reach the goals of the Saudi 2030 vision and complying with IKTVA program as well as adding value to the Oil & Gas industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Hence ASH Group invested with AFI company for Industry for local manufacturing of robotic systems for inspection. Side by side, ASH Group and AFI are working online with the Kingdom Vision 2030 towards the 4th industrial revolution with un-waivered commitment to have 90% of our total manpower by end of 2020 as Saudi experienced work force.
Our AFI robotics along with Diakont Advanced Technologies and SEIKOWAVE a Chevron technology ventures will design the path in the areas of TANK- Pipeline integrity management and Inspection along with the local manufacturing of the crack detection 3DSL Rhino and the Well head monitoring systems that is the leader in imaging of the surface abnormalities.
Since inception AFI was set to participate in the localization of Robot technologies and that was made possible by the Saudi Authorities to permit the establishing of AFI manufacturing of Robots and 3DSL Rhino devices. AFI succeeded with developing its own 100% Saudi team to cover the site interventions in both Robotics and 3 D Imaging then insure all training and quality assurance made to the Saudi talents to Manufacture and Assemble the latest solutions. AFI signed partnership agreement with leaders with over 25 years of manufacturing and patented solutions in the area of Robotics and Pipeline inspection that is Diakont Advanced Technologies. Further both companies are going towards conducting the 1st Hydrocarbon crude oil tanks robot inspection by early November 2021 in ARAMCO. The market tendency is moving rapidly toward the Robotic and 3D Imaging rapidly for the cost effectiveness and safe intervention. AFI developed the oily sump pit visual inspection with its ATEX Zone 0 system that was proven as new application in ARAMCO RTR and currently the company is seeking to implement the 1st trial on the well head monitoring online system with subpixel imaging capacities.
As a submersible robot operator and project manager i have to be aware of many new methods like working with Sonar and ensure robot is safely navigating a tank bottom plate in depths of 13 meters. I need to coordinate with the UT LIII inspector to cover the defined path. I belong to the 1st group of Saudi robotic inspection team- Our Motto is Yes we can.
Being member of the Robot inspection team requires strict adherence to the procedures and it enriches my experience with lots of discipline and high endurance of severe site conditions. We are part of a team participating in the future at the beginning.
Being part of the research and development team as a junior scientist and Computer engineer, I am responsible for generating new technologies and methodologies, and integrating them with Tuwaiq to improve its capabilities. My focus is on wireless networks and communication, sensor fusion, and controller programming, allowing Tuwaiq to operate wirelessly and autonomously. With the technologies being developed by us at AFI robotics and the dedication of the team, it is no doubt, AFI robotics will bring the future of inspection to the present.
As an Electrical Engineer at AFI, I must deal with the challenges and provide solutions to overcome obstacles in front of our technologies.
Working in R&D is one of my responsibilities to be in an advanced position among competitors. Since I am certified as an operator and NDT in UT & VT, I am operating AFI technologies at the site and inspecting equipment in oil & gas fields. Being part of the success of a leading company specializing in inspection robotics is the best motivation for me.
As A Junior Robotics scientist in AFI robotics, I am responsible for developing and integrating recent technologies on TWUAIQ (the first submersible robot made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Specifically in the areas of Navigation, localization, and control of Autonomous systems.
Believe it or not, Saudi Arabia Will lead online robotics inspection through AFI Robotics!
Working as Design Engineer to develop the mechanical systems of the submersible robot to achieve better reading for the UT and deploy the robot inside any storage tanks.
I contribute to the company as part of the mechanical team to develop and improve the robotic design and mechanical features.
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