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BBC: Robots Fix Gas Mains in London

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BBC visited Cadent Gas and ULC Robotics on the Oxford Street CISBOT project site in London. “Traditionally, it would take two years to dig up and refurbish one kilometer of gas pipe,” reports BBC Transport Correspondent Tom Edwards. “With CISBOT it takes two to three months.”

Deployment of the technology at gas networks in the UK such as Cadent and SGN are also delivering social and environmental benefits back to gas customers. “[CISBOT] enables us to keep the roads open, it enables the residents to keep the gas on at all time and it massively reduces the duration of the project,” says Jonathan Rowing, Head of Highways Inspectorate at Westminster Council.

ABC News Visits New York City CISBOT Project

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In a news segment that aired this month on ABC News, reporter Tim Fleischer highlights the work being carried out by ULC Robotics’ CISBOT robot under the streets of New York City. The benefits of deploying this technology are discussed through interviews with Con Edison Project Specialist Stephen Sweeney and ULC Robotics’ President Gregory Penza.

Watch the news segment below and read the full story on ABC7NY.com.

New York Times calls ULC’s CISBOT “21st-Century Repairman”

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CISBOT pipeline rehabilitation work with Con Edison highlights innovation and benefits to Con Edison customers

ULC Robotics’ CISBOT was recently featured in a New York Times article highlighting the robot’s work to rehabilitate the cast iron gas mains for Con Edison.  The article highlighted the innovative work carried out by the robot and the benefits of Con Edison using the system.

“The robot is also less expensive than the old methods of maintaining the mains. John Ciallella, Con Edison’s section manager for gas engineering reliability, said that hiring ULC Robotics for the work with the robot on West End Avenue cost $400,000. To do the job the way such work used to be done would have cost $1.5 million to $1.8 million, he said.”

Read the full article here:

 

NBC News Features ULC’s Vertical Take-Off and Landing Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial System

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Our vertical take off and landing fixed wing UAS was featured as part of an NBC News segment on the multi-billion dollar growth in the robotics industry. We developed this unmanned aerial system from the ground-up to accommodate a range of utility applications including long range inspection of electric and gas right-of-ways.

Watch the segment here: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/A-Look-Into-the-Rising-Robotics-Industry-in-Bay-Area_Bay-Area-448378963.html

 

CISBOT Highlighted by Robotics Business Review

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ULC’s CISBOT, which rehabilitates leaking joints, prevents joints from leaking and extends the life of large diameter cast iron natural gas mains, was recently featured in Robotics Business Review.  After visiting a CISBOT work site in Boston, editor Eugene Demaitre, wanted to share his experience with RBR’s readers.

CISBOT and CIRRIS XI™, CIRRIS XR™ Robotic Systems Featured on Cover of Gas International

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The past year has given the gas industry a rise in robotic technology, placing the industry in the forefront of innovation.

Gas International’s August issue gave readers insight into the new era of gas operation with a cover story on ULC’s CISBOT and CIRRIS XI™ and CIRRIS XR™ Robotic Systems.

The article outlines the progress of SGN and ULC’s innovative partnership that allowed them to utilize and refine ULC’s CISBOT system, and then together develop the groundbreaking CIRRIS XI™ and CIRRIS XR™ system.

“The CIRRIS XI™ Inspection Robot is able to internally assess the condition of cast iron pipelines and collect critical pipeline integrity data that, before now, network operators were unable to obtain from inside the pipe.”

To learn more about ULC’s partnership with SGN visit ulcrobotics.com 

ULC’s CISBOT Featured on the Front Page of The Boston Globe

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ULC’s CISBOT was recently featured in The Boston Globe for our work with National Grid on Berkeley Street in Back Bay, Boston.  Globe reporter David Abel covered the story and explained the importance of CISBOT’s work with the international utility stating, “Without the robot, National Grid would have had to dig a trench every 12 feet along the main, about 133 holes in all.”   Abel then goes on to say, “Repairing the lines also reduces safety risks…and saves ratepayers money.”

To read the entire article on CISBOT visit The Boston Globe.  

 

CISBOT Featured in Network Magazine

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Network magazine, a new publication focusing on the UK’s gas, power and heat networks, featured SGN’s pipeline rehabilitation program with CISBOT in the second issue.  Noting the innovative technology of the robot, the highlight stated “The technology…is repairing and remediating some of the highest risk pipes covering a distance of more than 9km.”

To read more from Network visit www.networks.online

First CISBOT Project in Scotland Featured in Gas International Magazine

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The first CISBOT project in Scotland was recently highlighted in UK-based organization IGEM’s Gas International Magazine. The CISBOT deployment, which was conducted on George Street in Edinburgh, was completed at the end of June.

“A Group of Scottish Section members visited a project which is enabling repairs to older gas mains from inside the pipe for the first time in Scotland.”

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