TÜBİTAK and İGDAŞ developed Robot Eye for natural gas lines

Developed in cooperation with TÜBİTAK RUTE (Rail Transportation Technologies Institute) and İGDAŞ, one of the subsidiaries of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB), “Robot Eye” will detect malfunctions in natural gas main distribution lines.

According to the statement of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, İGDAŞ, which has more than 2 thousand kilometers of main transfer line throughout the city, introduced the Robot Eye, which was developed with domestic facilities, to the public.

Robot Eye, which was implemented in cooperation with İGDAŞ and TÜBİTAK RUTE to monitor possible malfunctions in natural gas main distribution lines 24 hours a day, will save money and prevent financial losses.

The robot, which will scan the steel lines without interruption, will be ready for use by the end of the year.

The robots, which will roam around the lines for 24 hours, will be able to detect corrosion in advance, see geometric distortions due to environmental effects, and monitor the safety and health of the lines with the three-dimensional maps they produce. Especially after the possible Istanbul earthquake, robots will scan the lines quickly, accelerating Istanbul’s reaching gas again.

Speaking at the promotional event organized with TÜBİTAK, İGDAŞ General Manager Mithat Bülent Özmen stated that they are faced with a cost of up to 8 million dollars to monitor the wide lines periodically, and noted that the robot will provide an economic advantage.

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