Development of 1-inch boiler tube inspection robot

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Abstract

Usage of robotic technology in power industry applications is gaining a lot of interest. Current method of using borescope for inspection by Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the main electricity utility company in Malaysia has several limitations. The usage and development of inspection robot should be expanded to overcome the limitations. Thus, this paper presents the design and development of a small boiler tube inspection robot that is capable of operating in boiler tube with nominal diameter of 1 inch and capable to move in 90° elbow tube. The developed prototype consists of two modules; one for the camera to perform visual inspection and one for the locomotion. Magnetic wheels are adopted to allow vertical movement inside the pipes. Analysis had been done before fabrication and assembly. The final dimensions for the developed inspection robot are 70mm in length, 15mm in height 21mm in width. The total weight of inspection robot is 18g. Different types of tests have been conducted to test the developed prototype. The results obtained show that the inspection robot is fully functional and met the objectives. The prototype is able to move horizontally and vertically steadily. It is also capable to move in 90° elbow tube. More flexible wiring and locking system for magnetic wheel should be developed for future improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4340-4344
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479917624
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 09 Nov 201512 Nov 2015

Other

Other41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period09/11/1512/11/15

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Boilers
Inspection
Robots
Wheels
Electric wiring
Industry
Robotics
Electricity
Cameras
Pipe
Fabrication

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Shah, M. A. A., Mohamed Sahari, K. S., Abdul Jalal, M. F., & Anuar, A. (2015). Development of 1-inch boiler tube inspection robot. In IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 4340-4344). [7392775] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392775
Shah, Muhammad Asyraf Azlin ; Mohamed Sahari, Khairul Salleh ; Abdul Jalal, Muhammad Fairuz ; Anuar, Adzly. / Development of 1-inch boiler tube inspection robot. IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 4340-4344
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Shah, MAA, Mohamed Sahari, KS, Abdul Jalal, MF & Anuar, A 2015, Development of 1-inch boiler tube inspection robot. in IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society., 7392775, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 4340-4344, 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015, Yokohama, Japan, 09/11/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392775

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Shah MAA, Mohamed Sahari KS, Abdul Jalal MF, Anuar A. Development of 1-inch boiler tube inspection robot. In IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 4340-4344. 7392775 https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392775