Over the past 10 years, internal robotic cast iron joint sealing has transformed the way gas distribution networks manage critical gas infrastructure. After sealing over 100 miles of jute-filled bell and spigot style joints, CISBOT can now deliver the remediation and repair of mechanical gasket-sealed joints.
“Since CISBOT was first deployed in 2010, our team has worked with our utility customers to make continuous developments in order to meet industry needs across the UK and U.S.,” says Ryan McGowan, VP of Operations at ULC Technologies. “Our latest development with CISBOT now enables our field services group to deploy CISBOT in mechanically jointed mains 15” to 36” in diameter. We are also currently developing capabilities to deploy CISBOT in 42” mains.
Mechanical joints make up approximately 30% of the large diameter cast iron main construction in the U.S. and UK.