Development of Ultrasonic Crack Detection System on Multi-diameter PIG Robots

Ali Ahmadian Mazraeh, Firas Basim Ismail, Weria Khaksar, Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari

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Ultrasonic Sensors have long been used for pipeline inspection. The combination of Ultrasonic and eddy current sensors provide great resolution and accuracy for crack and corrosion detection. In this study the authors have integrated multiple Ultrasonic sensors with relative software filtering techniques to develop a low cost, low maintenance system for pipeline inspection. Furthermore, the second objective is to resolve the Multi-Diameter capability with PIG robots. According to the literature reviews, many of the oil and gas pipelines are considered to be unpiggable due to their variation in diameter and size over the transportation track which this study has provided a design solution for such problems. The results for the study shows satisfactory outcome with adequate accuracy and precision in the developed Ultrasonic inspection system as well as a plenary improvement in Multi-Diameter capabilities of PIGs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-288
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2017
EventIEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors, IRIS 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 17 Dec 201620 Dec 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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