Development of robotic boiler header inspection device

Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari, Adzly Anuar, Syed Sulaiman Kaja Mohideen, Mohd Zafri Baharuddin, Iszmir Nazmi Ismail, Nur Maisurah Hassan Basri, Nur Shahida Roslin, Mohd Azwan Aziz, Badrol Ahmad

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development and actual site testing of an inspection robot designed for boiler header inspections in thermal power plants in Malaysia owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). The purpose of boiler headers are to tie up multiple boiler tubes together. Boiler headers are enclosed cylindrical pipes made of carbon steel, horizontal in nature, can range up to 25 m (from TNB database). These boiler headers are highly pressurized and high in temperature during operation, where the pressure goes up to a few bars and the temperature ranges between 500°C until 800°C. Due to the severe working conditions, these boiler headers are exposed to threats of possible failure due to corrosion, pitting and cracks. During outage, after acquiring approval from Department of Safety and Health (DOSH), a small cut is made on the entry point and a boiler header inspection robot (BHIR) is then deployed into the boiler header, carrying a fiber optic camera. BHIR is developed to visually inspect the inner wall of boiler headers and check for signs of failures. This paper discusses the limitations and requirements of the robot, the prototype and also the procedures for actual site testing. Lastly, the site testing results is explained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, SCIS/ISIS 2012
Pages769-773
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2012
Event2012 Joint 6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2012 and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, ISIS 2012 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 20 Nov 201224 Nov 2012

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, SCIS/ISIS 2012

Other

Other2012 Joint 6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2012 and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, ISIS 2012
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period20/11/1224/11/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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Mohamed Sahari, K. S., Anuar, A., Mohideen, S. S. K., Baharuddin, M. Z., Ismail, I. N., Basri, N. M. H., Roslin, N. S., Aziz, M. A., & Ahmad, B. (2012). Development of robotic boiler header inspection device. In 6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, SCIS/ISIS 2012 (pp. 769-773). [6505345] (6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, SCIS/ISIS 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/SCIS-ISIS.2012.6505345