Design and Fabrication of External Pipe Climbing Robot

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Design and Fabrication of External Pipe Climbing Robot


Pipe climbing robot has wide range of applications in industries. Power plants and chemical plants require steady maintenance since, corrosion and abrasion are caused due to fluid within the pipe. In thermal power plants, there is high temperature and pressure inside the boilers and hence, humans cannot be allowed to perform such operations. And also, Manual inspection is very time consuming, hence to reduce the time of inspection and cost, there is a need automatic pipe climbing robot for pipe inspection. Long pipes carrying water and stream also need inspection for leakage. Here we design and develop a robot that climbs vertically on pipe and many pipes which are hard to climb upon or clean them. The specialty is that robot can get attached to the pipe from any place i.e. from lower end or upper end. The DC motor of high torque is used for climbing with help of pulley and wheel, there is pulley on the bottom side for providing better grip, circular plate help for better grip on rod through the motion inspection.

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  • Components
  • Circular plate
  • Clamps and fitting
  • Motor
  • Pulleys
  • Wheel
  • Rubber Grip
  • Controller Circuitry
  • RF Transmitter Remote
  • Shaft
  • Mounts and Joints
  • Screw and Bolts