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Publications & Awards

In April 2002, Mr. Torbin was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Gas Technology Institute as the Innovator of the Year for Natural Gas End Use for his technical contributions in the area of interior gas distribution.

Mr. Torbin has authored or co-authored over 90 technical papers, professional journal articles, and research reports, and customarily gives three to four oral presentations to various technical conferences and industry workshops over the course of any given year.

Recent Publications

Torbin, Robert, "Advanced Inspection Robotic for Unpiggable Pipelines" AGA Operations Conference, Boston, MA, May 2 - 4, 2006.

Torbin, Robert, "Advanced Robotic Platform for Internal Pipe Inspection", American Nuclear Society Joint Emergency Preparedness and Response & Robotic and Remote Systems Topical Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 12-15, 2006.

Torbin, Robert, "NDT Sensors and Robot for Pipeline Inspection", ASNT Fall Conference and Quality Testing Show, Columbus, OH, October 17-21, 2005.

Torbin, Robert and Dr. Paul Mundell, Adaptable Inspection Sensor for Unpiggable Pipelines, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pipelines for the 21st Century (Pp 541-556), Published by Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Conference of Metallurgists 2005 in Calgary, Alberta, August 21-24, 2005.

Torbin, Robert, Inspection Robot for Unpiggable Gas Pipelines, Pipeline World Magazine, Pp 27-30, April 2005.

Torbin, Robert, "Robotic Inspection Platform for Unpiggable Gas Pipelines", Clarion Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference, Houston, TX, February 9-10, 2005.

Torbin, Robert, William Leary, Dr. Paul Mundell and William Herron, "RoboScanT: A Robotic Inspection Tool for Unpiggable Pipelines", GTI and U.S. DOE, Natural Gas Technologies 2005 Conference, Orlando, FL, January 30, 2005

Torbin, Robert, William Leary and Dr. Paul Mundell, "Adaptive Robotic Platform Compatible With Gas Transmission and Distribution Pipelines", 2004 International Gas Research Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 1-4, 2004.

Torbin, Robert, William Leary and George Vradis, "Robotic Inspection System for Unpiggable Pipelines", 2004 International Pipeline Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 4-8, 2004.

Carter, James and Robert Torbin, "Robotic Internal Pipe Repair System" AGA Operations Conference, Phoenix, AZ, May 23-24, 2004.

Torbin, Robert, "Fiber Optic Cable Insertion Robotic System", NASTT, No-Dig 2004 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 21-24, 2004.

Leary, William, Robert Torbin and George Vradis, "Robotic Pipeline Inspection System", GTI and U.S. DOE, Natural Gas Technologies II Conference, Phoenix, AZ, February 8-11, 2004.

Carter, James, Robert Torbin and Magda Rivera, "Autonomous Internal Pipe Repair System", GTI and U.S. DOE, Natural Gas Technologies II Conference, Phoenix, AZ, February 8-11, 2004.

Torbin, Robert, Urban Infrastructure Security, Technology in Society, Elservier, Pp 549-552, 2003.

Leary, William, R. Torbin, S Potter and S. Fletcher, "Development of a Robotic Pipe Inspection System for Non-Piggable Transmission Mains", Final Report, New York Gas Group, December 2002.


Robert Torbin PE, Principal

Robert Torbin

  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University - Boston, MA
  Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA
  Completed course work for Master of Science in Engineering Management, Northeastern University

  Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts
  Member of ASME since 1971
  ANSI Technical Committee on Gas Piping
  Member of ANSI Z380 Gas Piping Technology Committee

Client List

 American Gas Association
 Foster-Miller, Inc.
 D.H. Blair Investment Banking
 Dormont Manufacturing Company
 Copper Development Association
 Technology & Management Systems, Inc.
 International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials
 National Fire Protection Association
 Titeflex Corporation/Gastite Division
 Ward Manufacturing
 Tru-Flex Metal Hose Corp.
 Metal-Fab Inc.
 Folded Structures Company