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Image Acquisition System for Boiler Header Inspection Robot

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This paper aims to present development of an image acquisition in the task of power plant boiler header inspection. Among the content of this paper includes hardware selection and software selection and integration of both systems to form a complete image acquisition system. The real challenge behind the project is the miniature scale of the robot that will be used to carry the image acquisition system into the boiler header, since a boiler header entrance is normally only about 80 mm in diameter. Hardware system needs to be small enough to fit into the boiler header entrance. This paper also discusses the results from testing in Stesen Janakuasa Sultan Ismail, Paka as a verification of the workability of the designed system.


  • Image acquisition
  • Boiler header inspection
  • Visual inspection

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The authors would like to thank the development team of the Boiler Header Inspection Robot MK-2.0 at Centre of Advanced Mechatronics and Robotics (CAMaRo), UniversitiTenaga National (UNITEN) for their undivided attention and effort in accomplishing the project. The author would like to also thank Tenaga Nasional Berhad (Research) for funding the research project.

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How, D.N.T., Sahari, K.S.M., Anuar, A., Baharuddin, M.Z., Ghani, M.F.A., Aziz, M.A. (2014). Image Acquisition System for Boiler Header Inspection Robot. In: Mat Sakim, H., Mustaffa, M. (eds) The 8th International Conference on Robotic, Vision, Signal Processing & Power Applications. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 291. Springer, Singapore.

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