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Title: Underground pipe inspection device and method

Abstract

A method and apparatus for inspecting the walls of an underground pipe from inside the pipe in which an inspection apparatus having a circular planar platform having a plurality of lever arms having one end pivotably attached to one side of the platform, having a pipe inspection device connected to an opposite end, and having a system for pivoting the lever arms is inserted into the underground pipe, with the inspection apparatus oriented with the planar platform disposed perpendicular to the pipe axis. The plurality of lever arms are pivoted toward the inside wall of the pipe, contacting the inside wall with each inspection device as the apparatus is conveyed along a length of the underground pipe.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Wadsworth, IL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
988292
Patent Number(s):
7,493,817
Application Number:
11/314,621
Assignee:
Operations Technology Development, NFP (Des Plaines, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-04NT42266
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Germata, Daniel Thomas. Underground pipe inspection device and method. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Germata, Daniel Thomas. Underground pipe inspection device and method. United States.
Germata, Daniel Thomas. Tue . "Underground pipe inspection device and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/988292.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for inspecting the walls of an underground pipe from inside the pipe in which an inspection apparatus having a circular planar platform having a plurality of lever arms having one end pivotably attached to one side of the platform, having a pipe inspection device connected to an opposite end, and having a system for pivoting the lever arms is inserted into the underground pipe, with the inspection apparatus oriented with the planar platform disposed perpendicular to the pipe axis. The plurality of lever arms are pivoted toward the inside wall of the pipe, contacting the inside wall with each inspection device as the apparatus is conveyed along a length of the underground pipe.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/988292}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {2}
}

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