Supporting the gas industry since 1863
Date20th September 2017
Time14:00 - 17:00
VenueSynthotech Test and Research Site (STaRs)
Price Free (Members) Free (Non-Members)
All prices exclude VAT

Synthotech Test and Research Site (STaRs), Barker Industrial Park, Melmebry, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5NB

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A North East & Yorkshire Section event
About The Event
TORS Robotic Showcase

This event is a must for anyone interested in:

  • future gas pipe replacement and maintenance techniques;
  • technology and how it can be embedded to help improve and transform processes;
  • for anyone who has always wondered “what if we could replace pipes remotely without digging holes”


The TORS Robot is a major development in gas mains replacement. At this technical event Synthotech will showcase their TORS Robot at their Test and Research Site.

They will give an insight into the TORS journey from concept to operational reality, the challenges faced and the solutions implemented. Synthotech will then look at the future of TORS and its use in the gas industry in both the RIIO and RIIO2 regulatory periods.

Attendees will also get the chance to see an end-to-end TORS process in operation, as well as the design journey of the robots.

The TORS robot is a Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) funded development with Cadent, designed to minimise excavations and third party interruption by remotely connecting service and mains pipes away for the road. The project is underpinned by the pillars of RIIO (Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs).

As a company Synthotech’s remit is to design, develop and supply robotic, vision and pipe maintenance solutions to the UK gas distribution and transmission networks.

Bookings for this event are no longer available.