Pipeline leakage, robot inspection
Pipelines of various geometry
This invention presents the design of a robotic device for patching pipeline leaks. A stretchable curing patch is designed for the pipe which ensures that it fits perfectly within the pipe. The patch is driven by a robotic device which carries a camera and can be controlled wirelessly. The curing patch can be designed to fit both circular and non-circular pipe geometry.
US Patent Application 61/479523 filed on April 27, 2011
Last revised: Aug 24, 2011