Advanced sensing technologies and operational enhancements for inspection of unpiggable pipelines

George Vradis, Paul Laursen

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Abstract

An entire family of robotic platforms has been developed for the inspection of unpiggable pipelines in the 6-36 in. range. These robotic platforms are equipped with sensory devices, operate in low or no-flow pipelines, and negotiate all obstacles in pipelines. A presentation covers the platforms' architecture; platforms' deployment; optical mechanical damage sensor; crack sensor; sensor for bends; hardness tester; improved operational efficiency; in-line charging; and cleaning tool deployment. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2015 AGA Operations Conference Proceedings (Grapevine, TX 5/19-22/2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Gas Association - 2015 Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition, 2015 Operating Section Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Gas Association
Pages703-717
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781510809307
StatePublished - 2015
Event2015 AGA Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition - Grapevine, United States
Duration: May 19 2015May 22 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Gas Association, Operating Section
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0099-7250

Other

Other2015 AGA Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityGrapevine
Period5/19/155/22/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Vradis, G., & Laursen, P. (2015). Advanced sensing technologies and operational enhancements for inspection of unpiggable pipelines. In American Gas Association - 2015 Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition, 2015 Operating Section Proceedings (pp. 703-717). (Proceedings of the American Gas Association, Operating Section; Vol. 2). American Gas Association.