September 28, 2020

Tubot robotic smart pig inspects cooling systems of particle accelerator by Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Science

Tubot robotic startup (a member of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies, a company supported by Sigma.Novosibirsk investment network initiated by the Rusnano Group’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs) and the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Science performed a robotic diagnostics of a pipeline for process water drainage from the particle accelerator cooling system.

Tubot robotic complex was used for video smart pigging of the cooling loop pipelines in the particle accelerator,  Moscow science institute. The diagnostics were done in vertical and horizontal branched and bent pipelines without fluid. The information collected by the robot helped experts of the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Science to assess the conditions of the inspected section of the pipeline, define the amount and nature of the internal buildups and make a decision on further maintenance.

Photo by TechnoSpark

Only one access point was sufficient for Tubot smart pigging in the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Science. The inspection does not require free access to pipelines. This reduces the cost of the diagnostics significantly and allows for more frequent inspections.
The main scope of the robot application is inspection and maintenance of the nuclear power stations, regular power stations, oil processing plants, chemical and petrochemical works, marine drilling rigs, gas and oil pipelines, intercity heat supply networks and municipal sewage systems.

Source: Media Office of TechnoSpark

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