Robot is designed to carry sensors and tools through water, wastewater pipelines
Pure Technologies Ltd., a company developing technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of pipeline infrastructure, has rolled out its next generation robot.
The PureRobotics pipe inspection system is a modular transporter designed to carry sensors and tools through dewatered pipe or while submerged, for water, wastewater, industrial and power applications. The advanced robotic crawler is safer than manned inspections, especially for wastewater and where regulations are keeping people out of pipelines in favor of unmanned solutions.
The standard system features HD digital, pan tilt zoom, closed circuit television for live video streams. The robot can be equipped with a variety of specialized tools including an inertial measurement unit for XYZ mapping geographic information, 3-D LIDAR scanning tools, or pull condition assessment tools such as 2-D laser technology that can precisely measure a pipeline's size, shape and level of corrosion.
With the new generation, the speed is doubled to 85 ft per minute, which greatly improves efficiency in the field.
The robot's track feet are modular and can be changed out for different styles depending on the pipeline type. The track chassis can also be expanded for large diameter pipelines. Since introduction, the robot has delivered data over more than 28,000 meters of pipe and has been deployed for clients including Austin Water Utilities, The City of Ottawa, City of El Paso and Louisville Water.