An application for this technology is in pipeline rehabilitation.
Leaks that occur within pipelines underground may not be as accessible using current technologies.
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.
- Fixing the pipeline from the inside is a more secure solution for pipeline leakage.
- The whole process is robotic which can be controlled wirelessly.