The PIGWaves system will comprise of a robot that will be capable of working in pipelines that carry liquids, and particularly oil. The PIGWaves robot will float down the pipeline in a non-inspecting mode. Every 50m it will expand a flexible probe collar to lock itself to the circumference of the pipe.
1) To develop an innovative flexible LRUG collar that adapts to typical steel pipes used in the Oil & Gas pipeline construction with wall thicknesses ranging from 7-47mm and diameters 150-350mm with one size of LRUG collar and also 500-1000mm diameters with another collar. The collar will bring sufficient number of NDT sensors that will be required to detect corrosion defects with cross sectional area greater than 1cm2 and thinning greater than 10% of wall thickness.