Year: 2022 to 2023.

Project type: Spanish Project co-funded by MINCOTUR, program AEI.

Participants: 5 Enterprises, 2 Clusters.

Currently, a significant portion of potable water is lost due to leaks in the supply network, estimated at 30%. The INAPDRON project aims to tackle this issue by developing new technologies specifically designed for the exploration and inspection of water pipes to detect these leaks.

CATUAV has been entrusted with the responsibility of designing and developing several key systems, as well as integrating sensors and testing them in real or simulated scenarios.

One of CATUAV’s primary responsibilities is to design a submarine system capable of inspecting the interior of small pipes while they are at full water regime. Additionally, a rover system is being developed to monitor activity and detect intrusions or leaks inside larger pipes with low water regime. Finally, the multirotor is another key system that CATUAV will design to inspect large pipes with low water activity.

All of these systems will be equipped with sensors and rigorously tested to ensure that they are capable of detecting leaks in water pipes.