Pipe inspection robot

Trenchless pipe inspection technologies are a powerful tool for utilities and pipeline operators. But how do you access a pipe that was never designed to be inspected? A novel approach to natural gas distribution cased pipe sections. This robot inspection system can access pipes that were previously accessible only by costly and disruptive excavation. The approach uses a patent-pending magnetic Mecanum wheel technology to navigate into the annular space between the pipeline and casing. Operators can then navigate the vehicle and get real-time images of the pipe for pre-excavation inspection, or as an alternative to excavation. This technology is broadly applicable to cased natural gas distribution lines, and helps operators comply with new, stringent Federal inspection rules.

Specifications

WheelsMecanum wheel technology
Pipe diameter5 cm

Overview

A novel approach to natural gas distribution cased pipe sections. This robot inspection system can access pipes that were previously accessible only by costly and disruptive excavation.

The approach uses a patent-pending magnetic Mecanum wheel technology to navigate into the annular space between the pipeline and casing. Operators can then navigate the vehicle and get real-time images of the pipe for pre-excavation inspection, or as an alternative to excavation. This technology is broadly applicable to cased natural gas distribution lines, and helps operators comply with new, stringent Federal inspection rules.

This inspection tethered robot can get into a 2 inch pipe to perform visual inspection and provide visual feedback to the operator.

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