Full robotic platform passes 100 bar(g) nitrogen test

A significant achievement for the team

The Project GRAID team are pleased to confirm that the full robotic platform which included the robot and umbilical management system successfully completed its pressure test. The test was carried out at RAF Spadeadam in the GRAID launch vessel on the 30th November 2017.

The pressure was taken up to 100 bar(g) with Nitrogen in a controlled increase and held for 2 hours to complete the test. Afterwards the robot was operated to ensure it was working as expected in this environment. This was a fantastic achievement for the team both past and present and paves the way for more pressure and flow testing in the coming weeks.