Device for pipe inspection and method of using same

  • US 9,739,792 B2
  • Filed: 08/14/2013
  • Issued: 08/22/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for inspecting an interior of a pipe, comprising:

  • a) traversing the pipe with a mobile pipe inspection robot, wherein the mobile pipe inspection robot comprises a chassis portion having a first track and a second track positioned adjacent to the first track, wherein the first track and the second track cover a substantial width and an entire length of the chassis portion, and are located below a body of the mobile pipe inspection robot, with a substantial portion of the first track and second track located beneath the body of the mobile pipe inspection robot; and

    b) capturing data associated with an interior of the pipe while the pipe is being traversed using a sensor included in the body of the mobile pipe inspection robot,wherein the traversing comprises accessing a memory device of the mobile pipe inspection robot to execute software configured to control the mobile pipe inspection robot as the mobile pipe inspection robot navigates the interior of the pipe.

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