Whilst the multi award winning Project GRAID has been up at RAF Spadeadam, Synthotech has also been providing driver training for Pipeline Maintenance Centre’s technicians. Check out the video below and see them learning how to drive, launch and retrieve the robot from within the test pipe.
Project GRAID (Gas Robotic Agile Inspection Device) is being developed with National Grid Transmission and three UK SME’s (Synthotech Ltd, Premtech Ltd and Pipeline Intergrity Engineers Ltd). It aims to deliver a solution to the problem of analysing the condition of high pressure gas transmission pipelines. It is able to navigate the complex geometries of these pipelines and withstand pressures of up to 100Barg in order to allow it to take measurements and provide a visual assessment of theses critical assets.
If you would like to know more about this project please click here.