Robotic Sludge Removal + Inspection Services

No Outage Required.

Unique solutions that keep your facility in full operation and workers out of dangerous spaces.

Our Services

sludge removal robot

Robotic Sludge Removal

Our Micro-Dredging method is the best method.

robotic submersible inspection ROV

ROV Visual Inspections

Visually inspect your underwater structures.

robotic sludge map

Sludge Mapping

Accurately determine your sludge levels.

robotic industrial tank u/t reading

Ultrasonic Thickness Data Collection

Obtain U/T floor readings while your tank stays running.

robotic sludge removal and ROV inspection innovation


Can’t take your tank out of service? We can help.

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Accelerating the Industry’s Transition to Greater Safety and Efficiency

Our robotic sludge removal and inspection technology is the first of its kind to offer benefits that are completely unique to the conventional methods of sludge removal.  At Sciphyn, we are dedicated to doing our part in accelerating the industry’s transition to safer solutions in order to protect our environment and our workers.

Companies all over the world from many different industries are using our services for a wide array of applications.  From fire water tanks to storm water ponds, cooling tower basins to scale pits, and everything in between we keep finding new ways to keep our customers in full operation and workers out of danger.


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Frequently Asked Questions

This section provides answers to some of our most frequently asked questions however, we’d love the opportunity to speak with you directly.  Please contact us directly for more information or to discuss your project.  

What types of tanks does Sciphyn service?

Due to the customization options and versatility of our robotic equipment, we are capable of cleaning virtually any industrial tank, basin, cooling tower, reservoir, or water holding structure with a minimum hatch size of 23 inches.  Our engineers are capable of fabricating robots for almost any application, so if you have a tank or holding container that isn’t listed, contact us to discuss the potential for robotic applications.


Please note that Sciphyn does NOT service aquarium tanks, septic tanks, or oil tanks.  Additionally, we are unable to clean in areas where explosive materials are present.

Is Micro-Dredging environmentally friendly?

It certainly can be.  Because the DredgeBots can work in areas with chemicals or obstacles that would be dangerous to humans, there isn’t a need to drain or replace these substances.  Additionally, our proprietary water remediation methods allows the filtered liquid content to be recycled back into the tank.  This, paired with our dewatering process results in the need to only dispose of mostly dry waste which is significantly better for the environment than liquid waste (its also significantly less expensive to dispose of than liquid waste)

Does Micro-Dredging create turbidity?

No.  The DredgeBots are designed to efficiently cut through sediment without causing turbidity.  An onboard pump provides constant suction during the robotic sludge removal process, meaning surrounding water will not be disturbed.  

How do the DredgeBots maneuver around obstacles inside of a tank?

The DredgeBots are equipped with high definition cameras and variable intensity lights to combat low visibility.  While viewing a live feed, the technician uses a remote control to navigate the robot throughout the tank and around any obstacles or debris.  

In cases of reduced visibility due to poor water quality, our technicians will rely on blueprints and schematics to navigate the DredgeBot through the tank. 

Has a DredgeBot ever become stuck inside of a tank?

There have been instances where the DredgeBot has been hung up on excessive debris or unanticipated tank structure, however, it has never caused any damage or significant delays in a project.  It is very important for customers to either provide accurate blue prints or purchase one of our inspection services prior to a MicroDredging project so that we can identify potential obstacles.  Regardless, if a DredgeBot becomes hung up while inside the tank, our technicians are trained in proper retreival techniques.    

Contact Us

2712 Frank Road, Houston, TX, 77032

1-877-679-9096 (Toll-Free)

281-907-6464 (Office)

281-907-6480 (Fax)