Posted: 3 September 2015

Making the GRAID

Gas Distribution, National Grid, GRAID, robotic technology, Ofgem, National Grid, video
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The robotic platform has to be agile so it can inspect high pressure installations.

 

[The project has moved on since this article. Read the latest GRAID article here.]

How are National Grid and its partners revolutionising the way underground gas pipework is inspected? A new video tells the story behind Project GRAID… 

It’s not only Hollywood that is making movies about state-of-the-art robots.

To showcase some of its latest innovations in the field of Gas Transmission, National Grid has collaborated with three partner firms to make a short video about Project GRAID – a new Gas Robotic Agile Inspection Device that’s promising major commercial and environmental benefits.

The Ofgem-funded project will see the construction of new robotic technology that can determine the true asset condition of below-ground pipework at high-pressure gas installations. It’s a ground-breaking innovation that will deliver huge cost and carbon-cutting advantages, as explained in the film by the experts behind it.

In the video Darren Elsom, Head of Network Engineering for National Grid Gas Transmission Asset Management, is joined by fellow professionals from partner firms Premtech, Synthotech, and Pipeline Integrity Engineering to discuss the business case for GRAID and the kind of expertise that’s involved.

Click on the picture below to watch the Project GRAID video:

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You can also visit its dedicated website – to find out more and watch the full-length version of the film.

GRAID passes toughest tests yet
It's a ground-breaking innovation that will deliver huge cost and carbon-cutting advantages, as explained in the film by the experts behind it.

Project GRAID video.