Earlier this year LateraL supplied a prototype traversing FlexiClean solution for BRI Offshore’s new crawler. The traverse-system enables a single FlexiClean head to clean a 2-meter-wide path in front of the crawler as it moves forward.
The crawler was recently put to the test on the world’s largest barge: H851
According to BRI the test was a success and proved that the solution is a viable method for cleaning, inspecting and performing work on and under hulls.
Regarding the cleaning capabilities of the traversing FlexiClean,
BRI Offshore had the following to say:
“The cleaning tool did also perform above expectations, and did display great results in removing the barnacles without any marks to the anti-fouling.”
Images and video courtesy of BRI Offshore