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Mapping the insides of pipelines

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.

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