Robotic system inspects live gas mains

George Vradis, Hagen Schempf

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Abstract

The use of robotic systems for the inspection of gas distribution systems is discussed. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh has developed a prototype robotic system for the internal visual inspection of gas distribution mains. The system consists of a long range untethered, modular, remotely controllable, self-powered inspection robot for the inspection of 6 and 8 inch natural gas distribution systems. The system is able to provide video footage of the gas pipes even on sharp bends and tees allowing much needed information to the maintenance division.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalGas Industries
Volume48
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004

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Vradis, G., & Schempf, H. (2004). Robotic system inspects live gas mains. Gas Industries, 48(8), 16-18.

Robotic system inspects live gas mains. / Vradis, George; Schempf, Hagen.

In: Gas Industries, Vol. 48, No. 8, 08.2004, p. 16-18.

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Vradis, G & Schempf, H 2004, 'Robotic system inspects live gas mains', Gas Industries, vol. 48, no. 8, pp. 16-18.
Vradis G, Schempf H. Robotic system inspects live gas mains. Gas Industries. 2004 Aug;48(8):16-18.
Vradis, George ; Schempf, Hagen. / Robotic system inspects live gas mains. In: Gas Industries. 2004 ; Vol. 48, No. 8. pp. 16-18.
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