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dc.contributor.authorSibai, Fadi N.
dc.contributor.authorSayegh, Amer Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorAl-Taie, Ihsan
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T13:22:59Z
dc.date.available2016-01-19T13:22:59Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationSibai FN, Sayegh A, Al-Taie I (2012) Design and construction of an in-pipe robot for inspection and maintenance. 2012 International Conference on Computer Systems and Industrial Informatics. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/iccsii.2012.6454459.
dc.identifier.isbn9781467351577
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/iccsii.2012.6454459
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594164
dc.description.abstractInspection and maintenance of aging pipelines is crucial to the reliable and continued distribution of hydrocarbons. In this paper, we describe the design and construction of a robotic platform for inspection and minor maintenance of pipelines. The 7.5 kg robotic platform was demonstrated to move straight inside 12″ to 16″ diameter pipes in a forward or backward direction, and either horizontally or vertically. The experimental robotic platform has three sets of two wheels, and three driving motors. The equations governing the mechanical frame's component sizes are presented and the robotic frame component dimensions derived. The paper also discusses the construction and testing of the robot. Future work includes adding sensors, controls for turning, a microcontroller board, and a robotic arm for performing maintenance tasks. © 2012 IEEE.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectin-pipe robot
dc.subjectnon-destructive testing
dc.subjectwheeled robots
dc.titleDesign and construction of an in-pipe robot for inspection and maintenance
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Program
dc.identifier.journal2012 International Conference on Computer Systems and Industrial Informatics
dc.conference.date18 December 2012 through 20 December 2012
dc.conference.name2012 International Conference on Computer Systems and Industrial Informatics, ICCSII 2012
dc.conference.locationSharjah
dc.contributor.institutionRandD Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia
kaust.personSayegh, Amer Ahmed


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