Completion of Development of Robotics Systems for Inspecting Unpiggable Transmission Pipelines

The main objective of ths project is to complete the development of the Explorer II and TIGRE robotics systems for inspecting unpiggable transmission pipelines. In response to the field demonstration program that industry and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have with the commercial partner, design enhancements and additional demonstrations have been identified as needing research and development funding support by industry and government to ensure timely introduction of a reliable and economically-viable and unique product for addressing unpiggable pipelines. The work will complete the development and field demonstrations of these two systems and allow for successful commercialization.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Burrough, Robert

  • Performing Organizations:

    Northeast Gas Association

  • Principal Investigators:

    D'Zurko, Daphne

  • Start Date: 20100930
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31159

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492483
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-10-T-000008
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2013 1:01AM