Trip Avoidance X-ray Inspection
(TAXI)™ System

Perform safe radiography near nucleonic control instrumentation and avoid plant shutdowns with our field-proven (TAXI)™ system.

Safely Maximize Plant Uptime

Radiation typically upsets nucleonic level control instrumentation on pressure vessels, causing ‘trips’ that result in costly plant shutdowns and increased process safety risks. The TAXI system provides a safe alternative, enabling Oceaneering’s inspectors to perform radiography on installations with nucleonic level control instrumentation.

An unacceptable number of loss of pressure containment (LOPC) incidents are due to corrosion failures in piping, typically from corrosion under insulation (CUI). Our TAXI system is field-proven and provides the optimal non-destructive testing (NDT) solution to detect corrosion and loss of integrity.  

Our equipment doesn’t require plant isolation, avoids process control blind spots, maximizes plant uptime and most significantly, eliminates any risk from trips.

It is beneficial for aging assets where inspection has been deferred for many years and can be used efficiently and cost-effectively as part of routine or planned inspection campaigns.

Key benefits of the TAXI™ system

  • Early detection of pipe corrosion and wall thickness loss
  • No risk of unplanned process outages or shutdowns
  • Mitigates equipment failure risks and LOPC
  • No impact on process operations control
  • Higher plant and equipment uptime
  • Provides accurate assessment of CUI
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Company page Since our founding in the early 1960s, Oceaneering has expanded and grown globally to service several industries such as the offshore energy industry, defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries. In 1964, Mike Hughes and Johnny Johnson formed a Gulf of Mexico diving company called World Wide Divers. The company grew in response to increasing demand for their services and in 1969 merged with two other diving companies to form Oceaneering International, Inc. To solve the toughest challenges, we do things differently, creatively, and smarter. As your trusted partner, our unmatched experience and truly innovative portfolio of technologies and solutions give us the flexibility to adapt and evolve, regardless of market conditions. Our mission is to solve the unsolvable. We thrive by creating industry-changing technically creative solutions for the most complex operational challenges under water, on land, and in space. Our five core values establish a common culture and demonstrate what is most important for us as a company. Since the beginning, the company has transformed from a small regional diving company into a global provider of engineered products and services. Today, we develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also serve the aerospace, defense, and theme park industries. Underpinning everything we do, safety is not only the foundation of our core values, but it is vital to our unmatched performance record and company culture. The industries we serve are as diverse as they are complex. Whether we are engineering deepwater umbilicals or developing robotics for aerospace applications, the safety and health of our employees, vendors, and customers is an integral part of our day-to-day business. If we are working, then our responsibility is to be working safely. Since our inception in 1964, we have placed a high value on employee safety—from diving services and subsea inspection to vessel-based installation operations. We have and will continue to evolve not only our health, safety, and environmental (HSE) processes, but those of the industries in which we work. Although we have been fatality-free since 1999, our HSE journey goes beyond statistics. As our portfolio of services has grown, we have continued to prioritize and advance our approach to HSE.