In difficult conditions at RAF Spadeadam the robotic unit climbed up and down the 45º pipe section under pressure of 50Barg and 5m/second flow.
Project GRAID (Gas Robotic Agile Inspection Device) is being developed with National Grid Transmission and three UK SME’s (Synthotech Ltd, Premtech Ltd and Pipeline Intergrity Engineers Ltd). It aims to deliver a solution to the problem of analysing the condition of high pressure gas transmission pipelines. It is able to navigate the complex geometries of these pipelines and withstand pressures of up to 100Barg in order to allow it to take measurements and provide a visual assessment of theses critical assets.
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