Mobik

Mobik

The System is made to maintain (inspect, repair, clean,…) big (Diameters >1600) and very long pipelines (up to 1200m). The issue is how to bring people safely through these pipes, in order to execute different kinds of tasks, as the safety rules only allow people to walk in for a max. of 100m from each side.

Therefore Mobik is using carriages for up to 4 People to drive through this pipelines. The carriages are pulled by 2 winches via a fiber optic cable, which at the same time realize the data transfer from the carriages to the control points at the winches at the manholes. The System can be controlled from each of the winches or from the control unit at the carriages. Of course all kind of safety mechanisms are built in, e.g. the people on the carriage have to push a button frequently otherwise (in the event of any problem) there are some warnings and the people at the manholes can take them out.

On the carriage is enough space for many tools, it is already equipped with a camera to inspect the pipes and also one to have a visual connection to the carriage, as well as there is always an audio connection.

The advantage of the system can be for existing pipes, to have first time a safe possibility to maintain them. On the other hand, it can be a big advantage for new Pipes, where I can realize long distances without manholes, what can save a lot of money.

    

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