• Presenting

    Alvaro Vicinay

Project summary

Interior pipe painting machine

PIPELINER robot is a interior pipe painting machine built to solve the problem of the discontinuity of the inner lining of gas and water pipelines after making the corresponding welds joining the tubes, thus energy saving will be obtained and the life of the pipe will be increased by avoiding internal corrosion in the joint areas.

During this project it is expected to improve the current concept and to obtain the technical qualification to be able to start operating.

Alvaro Vicinay


Contribution from RTOs

Technology support

  • Conceptual design
  • Develop use case
  • Prototype parts selection
  • Control system design


Business mentoring

  • Identify water qualifying authority and specification of running laws, environmental requirements in UK 

Impact (expected)

  • Deploy robotics technologies in new application domains.
  • Removing the barriers to market.
  • Economic impact:
    • CAPEX reduction (diameter reduction) for pipeline companies
    • OPEX reduction due to increase flow efficiency
    • Increase pipeline lifetime

Alvaro Vicinay