A pipe-crawling robot visually inspects pipes in liquid natural gas (LNG) plants for corrosion.
The LNG Pipe Vision (LPV) system travels through the inside of pipe networks and builds a detailed, three-dimensional map of the entire interior surface of the pipes. Inspectors can then use this map to find areas with corrosion problems. This technology lays the foundation for (semi-) automated corrosion detection.
For a pdf version of a profile of the LPV robot in CMU-Qatar's campus magazine, Akhbar, click here.