IEQ Industries

"an environmental services company"

P.O. Box 123

Ada, MI 49301

Phone 1.800.544.9053

Fax 1.888.796.2653


IEQ Industries now offers

Robotic clean up for the Waste Industry

Now you can clean up almost any tank or chamber without dewatering or downtime with IEQ's remote robotics system (RRS).

RRS is a tethered, hydraulically-powered, track-driven work platform with a folding frame chassis that allows it to fit through confined accessways as small as 22.5 inches (0.57 meters) in diameter. Modeled after bulldozers and backhoes from the construction industry, and hardened to work in nuclear and other hazards, RRS features:

A practical, rugged, intuitive work platform
RRS's rugged design and sturdy construction make it well-suited for the rigors of waste mobilization and other heavy work tasks. A reliable, cost-effective work platform, RRS achieves desired performance with minimal risk.

Safe, efficient design
RRS's reliable actuation systems, low-voltage servovalving, inherent spark-proof hydraulic operation, environmentally-safe hydraulic fluid, and self-collapsing capability (under gravity) for fail-safe removal, make for a system that's safe and efficient to operate.

Reliable mobility and efficient material mobilization
RRS can travel on, over, and through materials ranging in consistency from concrete to sludge to liquid. What's more, the system is fully-submersible, allowing proven material handling techniques to be performed on tank contents. As mentioned above, RRS also provides simple, familiar material handling similar to conventional earth-moving equipment, such as bulldozers and backhoes.

Compatible with standard retrieval technologies
RRS is a substantial work platform that works in conjunction with a variety of dislodging, retrieval, and conveyance technologies.

Originally designed to support the retrieval of nuclear waste from the U.S. Department of Energy storage tanks, RRS has been successfully used for that purpose in numerous tanks at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

Utility Support Services  

IEQ Industries Services Teams provides robotic and remote equipment consultation, desludging, retrieval, measurement, surveillance, disassembly, decontamination, sampling and remote operation services on an "as needed" or full-time basis. The following is a list of plant systems commonly serviced and inspected with our robotic technology.
  • Waste Lagoons and Tanks
  • Pipe Cleaning
  • Condensate storage water tanks
  • Radwaste liquid and solid collection tanks
  • Reactor cavity and vessel
  • Steam generator and pipe inspections bays
  • Cooling towers
  • Refueling water storage tanks
  • Equipment drain tanks and sumps
  • Diesel tanks
  • Spent fuel pools and transfer canals
  • Duct system
IEQ Industries currently supports the waste industry with either total or partial project management.    Specialized training is available to meet specific project needs. 
IEQ Industriesl provides the following types of robotic equipment for short-term lease with qualified operators.
 Vehicle Systems 
  • Large and small robotic crawlers
  • Pipe crawling systems
  • Underwater crawlers and swimmers (subs)
  • Climbing crawlers with telescoping camera and manipulation arms
  • Video Systems
    • Telescoping stick cameras
    • Wireless cameras
    • Underwater hi-rad vision systems
    • Miniature camera units
    • Explosion proof video camera systems
    • Pan and tilt units
  • Remote Measurement Robotics
    • Ultrasonics
    • Radiation
    • Gases
    • Sound
    • Vibration
    • Temperature
    • Video
  • Disassembly and Decontamination
    • Power augers
    • Scabbling
    • Jack hammering
    • High-pressure water cutting
    • Blast media
    • Rotary brushes and
    • vacuuming