NYSEARCH Continues Vent Inspection Camera Field Testing
Adding on to tests performed in 2013, NYSEARCH recently conducted field testing at National Grid to verify engineering enhancements to the earlier vent inspection camera design. This miniature robot, with NYSEARCH patent pending, is designed to travel through casing systems’ vents and negotiate those turns to get inside the annular space of the casing and visualize the full surface of the carrier pipe. It is a very small crawling device sized to locomote in a 1 3/8” space or smaller and provide high resolution visual imagery of the condition of the carrier pipe. The July 1 field test was successful in meeting the test requirements and there are now plans to add a field test for use in PG & E’ service territory. This tool is expected to be finalized and ready for commercial use in 2015.
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