industrial inspection Articles

  • Industrial Pump Inspection

    An industrial pump service and remanufacturing company had two goals in mind when they went shopping for a borescope. First, the scope had to be easy to use and portable enough to take on service calls. Second, it had to have four-way camera articulation in order to steer navigate the pipes and small through-holes that are commonly found in industrial pump applications. They found exactly what ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    In today’s world where every property is subject to potential environmental risks a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment or ESA is an appropriate action to take. An ESA can help determine if the property has been contaminated by previous or current activities. The ESA can help protect the purchaser of a property from environmental risks prior to the closing on a property.  Lenders ...

  • ALBANISA Oil Spill Equipment Setup - Case Study

    As a part of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America (acronym in Spanish: ALBA), Nicaragua has received funds to build a new oil hub in the Caribbean. The hub will be available for oil companies in order to store their products before reaching its final destination. By doing that the profit will be increased as the costs for transportion is reduced. The updated environmental ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • How a contract research lab advanced its polymer characterization capabilities

    Realizing the Advantages of Ultra-High-Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography Compared to GPC Intertek is a global provider of quality and safety services designed to help businesses improve products, assets and processes, overcome market constraints and reduce risks. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, and certification, Intertek enables customers to meet end ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices (Part 2)

    Understanding Dynamic Particle Equilibrium in Closed Loop Systems Dynamic Equilibrium Condition (DEC) is defined as a steady state condition where the normal wear rate in a machine results in no net gain or loss of particles. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Corrosion Inspection

    Everything made of metal is susceptible to corrosion and can effect every non-service industry to one degree or another by the direct or indirect costs of corrosion prevention, mitigation or repair. The VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope was used to take images above. The VJ-ADV is the ideal choice for any technician involved in corrosion control. No other borescope offers this level of ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Automotive Engine Inspection

    Headquartered in Michigan, the heart of the US automotive industry, we are proud to offer a video borescope that helps ensure the quality, safety and reliability of cars and trucks. Our scopes are in use at every major auto manufacturer and dozens of tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers, saving time and money in QC, production and process machine maintenance. While automotive industry applications for the ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Inspection Services for Wind Turbines: Global Market Assessment and Forecasts By the beginning of 2015, there were nearly 270,000 individual wind turbines operating globally. The more than 800,000 blades spinning on these turbines are battered by the elements over time and gradually wear out. Deterioration can cause reduced energy ...

  • Down Hole Motor Inspection

    There is an old familiar proverb about how “for want of a nail, a kingdom was lost”. The moral of this story is that the failure or lack of even a small item can, in certain circumstances, have a very big impact. A drilling operation uses lots of very expensive equipment and supplies, and requires the expertise of several very qualified workers. Ask anyone in the industry, and they ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By 3E Company

  • Inspection Manual: Federal Equipment Leak Regulations for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry

    Untitled Document Abstract The purpose of this manual is to enhance an inspector's ability to conduct more complete and effective inspections at facilities in the chemical ...

  • Advanced Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections – In-Service Robotics Tank Inspections

    This paper describes the advanced in-service tank inspection methods available for use in the inspection of aboveground storage tanks (AST) in the petroleum and petrochemical industry. ASTs are subject to several federal and state regulations requiring tank owners to perform tank floor/bottom integrity, seals system, and deck fittings inspections on a routine basis. The conventional procedure for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • MSHA Update: June Impact Inspection Results and More

    The summer is often a slow time for industry updates. Not so for the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) this year. From the results of their June impact inspections and the legacy of the Upper Big Branch explosion, to the discussions around a new proposed rule and their upcoming 40th anniversary, MSHA’s been keeping busy. Here are the highlights. The ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Using pipeline integrity rule for pipeline inspections

    Historically, transportation of oil and gas by pipelines remains the safest and most economical mode compared with other modes. However, pipeline integrity does cause a concern to the public and environment along the pipeline route because it is ever present at the location for its useful life. U.S. pipeline failure incidents in the late ’90s accelerated the process of mandating pipeline ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Industry under a microscope: improving the reliability and sensitivity of inline inspection tools improves overall pipeline integrity

    The oil and gas pipeline industry has been under close scrutiny for a long time. It leads the way as one of the most regulated industries in the world, and for good reason.  With so many safety-related, social and environmental factors at stake, comprehensive regulation ensures rigorous standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of O&G pipeline systems. Global ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • `Advanced Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections - In Service Robotics Tank Inspections,` presented at the 2004 NPRA Environmental Conference

    Abstract This paper describes the advanced in-service tank inspection methods available for use in the inspection of aboveground storage tanks (AST) in the petroleum and petrochemical industry. ASTs are subject to several federal and state regulations requiring tank owners to perform tank floor/bottom integrity, seals system, and deck fittings inspections on a routine basis. The conventional ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Inspections of temporary worker agencies double in response to OSHA memorandum

    Since inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were told April 29 to pay more attention to issues involving temporary workers, the number of inspections of temporary staffing agencies has doubled compared with last year, OSHA inspection data show. In the April 29 memorandum, OSHA compliance officers were instructed to record when and where they find workers from temporary ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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