Project Title
PIGWaves - “In-Line Service for Internal Inspection of Unpiggable Buried Oil Pipeleines Using Long Range Ultrasound Guided Waves in Fifty Metre Segments”
Category
Research
Year
Customer
2013
Funded by
Draxis part in the project (%)
26,95%
Contractor
Partners
Country/Countries
DRAXIS
Launch Date
Completion Date
05/03/2013
Status
Evidence of completion
Open
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Detailed project description

The PIGWaves system will comprise of a robot that will be capable of working in pipelines that carry liquids, and particularly oil. The PIGWaves robot will float down the pipeline in a non-inspecting mode. Every 50m it will expand a flexible probe collar to lock itself to the circumference of the pipe.

THEME [SME-2012-1], Research for SMEs, Grant agreement no: 315232

Services that we provided

DRAXIS supervises and assists at:
- the specification of system requirements and target performance
- the determination of environmental parameters in which the pipeline robots will be expected to operate in oil
- the assessment of the control system developed that integrates the PIGWaves system
- the validation of the results, obtained by the laboratory and the field trials

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