Smart-Spider: Autonomous self-driven in-line robot for versatile pipeline inspection

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This paper presents the design and development of a conceptual prototype of an autonomous self-driven inline inspection robot, called Smart-Spider. The primary objective is to use this type of robot for offshore oil and gas pipeline inspection, especially for those pipelines where the conventional intelligent pigging systems could not or be difficult to be deployed. The Smart-Spider, which is real-time controlled by its own on-board MCU core and power supplied by a hugged-up battery, is expected to execute pipeline inspection in an autonomous manner. A flexible mechanism structure is applied to realize the spider’s flexibility to adapt to different diameters of pipelines as well as to handle some irregular situations, such as to pass through an obstacled areas or to maneuver at a corner or junction. This adaption is automatically controlled by the MCU controller based on pressure sensors’ feedback. The equipped devices, such as the selected motors and battery package, as well as the human-and-machine interface are also discussed in detail. Some preliminary laboratory testing results illustrated the feasibility and cost-effective of this design and development in a very promising manner.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
BogserieIFAC-PapersOnLine
Vol/bind51
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)251-256
Antal sider6
ISSN1474-6670
DOI
StatusUdgivet - maj 2018
Begivenhed3rd IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production OOGP 2018 - Esbjerg, Danmark
Varighed: 30 maj 20181 jun. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 3

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Konference3rd IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production OOGP 2018
Nummer3
LandDanmark
ByEsbjerg
Periode30/05/201801/06/2018

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceartikel i tidsskriftForskningpeer review

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