Development of Mobile Unmanned Systems (MUS) Standards Committee

ASME Forms New Standards Committee on Mobile Unmanned Systems (MUS)

In response to developments in the mobile unmanned systems industry, ASME has recently established the Mobile Unmanned Systems (MUS) Standards Committee and is currently seeking new members. The MUS Standards Committee has been chartered with developing standards and guidelines that provide for the safe and reliable application of MUS used to inspect, monitor, and maintain industrial facilities and power plants as well as equipment, transmission lines, and pipelines. The MUS Standards Committee will oversee three subcommittee activities that include use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), crawlers/ ground robotics, and submersibles for inspection.

Currently, the UAS for Inspection subcommittee has been established and meets in-person four times a year at ASME’s Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Week as well as via teleconferences in between the in-person meetings. Two additional subcommittees will be established in the future to focus on crawlers/ground robotics and submersibles. ASME is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support these efforts.

For more information, contact Luis Pulgarin (+1.212.591.8584).