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Edinburgh Scotland – Trial pipeline inspections with drones

Edinburgh Scotland – UNDERGROUND drones are being used to repair gas pipes for the first time in Scotland

The Edinburgh News website is reporting that drones are being used for underground pipeline inspection in Edinburgh Scotland.  It notes:

An operator can watch live pictures fed back from the drone and give the machine detailed orders.

As well as spotting and repairing leaks, the drones can check for strain on pipes and map the pipe network in unprecedented detail, reducing the chance of other utilities accidentally damaging them.

A spokeswoman for SGN said: “We are using innovative robotics technology to carry out maintenance on 600m of gas mains pipe in George Street, Edinburgh.

“We are carrying out maintenance on our gas mains and we’re using technology to do this which is being used for the first time in Scotland.


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