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1. (WO2009133404) PIPELINE MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHOD
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/133404    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2009/050452
Publication Date: 05.11.2009 International Filing Date: 01.05.2009
IPC:
F16L 55/26 (2006.01), G01B 7/28 (2006.01)
Applicants: PIPELINE ENGINEERING & SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED [GB/GB]; Gatherley Road Catterick Bridge Richmond Yorkshire DL10 7JQ (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
SHORT, Gordon, Campbell [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
WATSON, William, Stanley [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
ALLEN, Peter, James [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
BURD, John, Ferris [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: SHORT, Gordon, Campbell; (GB).
WATSON, William, Stanley; (GB).
ALLEN, Peter, James; (GB).
BURD, John, Ferris; (GB)
Agent: MURGITROYD & COMPANY; Scotland House 165-169 Scotland Street Glasgow Strathclyde G5 8PL (GB)
Priority Data:
0807940.2 01.05.2008 GB
Title (EN) PIPELINE MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉ DE SURVEILLANCE DE PIPELINE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A pipeline inspection vehicle comprises a main body (10) driven through a pipeline by fluid flow against resilient cups (12). Resilient fingers (20) carry a circumferential array of magnetic proximity sensors for sensing the spacing between each sensor and the metal of the pipeline wall. Wheels (18) biased into engagement with the pipeline wall provide one form of distance measurement. The vehicle has on-board data storage by way of a memory housed within a pressure vessel.
(FR)L'invention concerne un véhicule d'inspection de pipeline qui comporte un corps principal (10) entraîné à travers un pipeline par un écoulement de fluide à l'encontre de coupelles élastiques (12). Des doigts élastiques (20) portent un réseau circonférentiel de capteurs de proximité magnétiques pour détecter l'espacement entre chaque capteur et le métal de la paroi du pipeline. Des roues (18) sollicitées en contact avec la paroi du pipeline constituent une forme de mesure de distance. Le véhicule possède un stockage de données embarqué à l'aide d'une mémoire hébergée à l'intérieur d'une cuve sous pression.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)