Energy Infractructure Inspections Articles

  • ATOM encoders allow rapid, high-accuracy FPD inspection and repair - Case Study

    Background South Korean flat-panel display (FPD) process equipment manufacturers have held a market-leading position for some time and are the driving force behind many of the recent advances seen in the manufacture of organic light emitting diode (OLED) and active-matrix light emitting diode (AMOLED) displays. TPC Motion (TPC), a well-known Korean manufacturer of motion-control components, ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Dam Inspection: A Day at Still Creek Dam

    We’ve been busy lately visiting various municipalities, police forces, aquaculture sites, and water treatment plants showcasing both our portable ROV systems and our new product line, the DT340 Pipe Crawler. One project in particular, took place at the Still Creek Dam in Tamaqua, PA. Cody and Sam packed up the crawler and headed down ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • With fit-for-purpose CMM fixturing we save 50% of the inspection time - Case Study

    Yeovil Precision Castings (YPC) Limited manufactures production quantities of high-quality investment castings in air and vacuum. It supplies to customers in aerospace, medical, power generation, vehicle components, safety equipment, railway and general engineering. To meet its customer demand for more thorough batch sampling, the company has invested in two DCC co-ordinate measuring ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • ZF has improved pump production with an Equator gauging system - compact, rugged and able to inspect - Case Study

    ZF Marine in Padua, Italy, a manufacturer of pumps for marine propulsion systems, was looking for faster process control, with greater measurement capability. “We realised that it was possible to save time,” explains Gerardo Matterazzo, Quality Manager at ZF, “but we had to identify the right tool. With the Equator process control system from Renishaw, we found a gauging machine ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • When Speed and Accuracy Count: Enwave Houston and Oklahoma City Successfully Deploy Sahara Tool for Leak Inspection Projects in Record Time

    Sahara technology is winning accolades from satisfied owners and operators of buried infrastructure the world over. In North America, two recent projects demonstrate the benefits of using this in-line tethered tool for critical leak detection surveys, especially when speed and accuracy are paramount. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Multivariate probability distribution for sewer system vulnerability assessment under data-limited conditions

    The lack of geometrical and hydraulic information about sewer networks often excludes the adoption of in-deep modeling tools to obtain prioritization strategies for funds management. The present paper describes a novel statistical procedure for defining the prioritization scheme for preventive maintenance strategies based on a small sample of failure data collected by the Sewer Office of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Turbine Inspection

    Recent advances in natural gas exploration and extraction technology have led to skyrocketing projections of the amount of recoverable natural gas within US borders. This energy boom will result in the expanded use of gas-fired power plants to provide electricity to US homes and businesses over the coming decades. Not only does this mean cleaner and more abundant energy for the US environment and ...


    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.

  • Aircraft Engine Remote Visual Inspection

    An aircraft MRO center was in need of an easy to use borescope for use in a wide variety of applications on both turbine and piston powered aircraft. The VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) from RF System Lab was selected because of its unique combination of features and very competitive price. Using the VJ-ADV, technicians are now able to conduct engine and airframe inspections quickly and easily, documenting ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Small Engine Inspection

    A small engine repair shop needed a borescope, primarily to conduct engine and valve inspections. The instrument had to small and portable, had to articulate in order view in inside of the combustion chamber, piston dome and valves, and it had to have image capture capability. The VJ-ADV from RF System Lab was selected because it met all of these requirements. In addition to saving time on ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Reduction of Aircraft engine blade damage case study

    Problem Beginning in 1991, the B-1B Lancer's F101 engine began experiencing failures of titanium turbine blades due to foreign object damage (FOD) caused by ice and hard objects ingested into the engine. Chunks of blades that broke loose, in some cases, did irreparable damage to the rest of the engine. To avoid grounding the B-1 fleet, the Air Force required a manual inspection of all the ...


    By LSP Technologies, Inc.

  • Market-Proven Energy-Saving Systems (ESS) move to mainstream

    Now that Energy-saving Systems (ESS) such as DESMI’s OptiSave™, a pump control solution that feeds pumps with just the right amount of energy, have been thoroughly proven, shipowners finally have a cost-effective, simple solution to meet IMO emissions regulations. And everyone is getting on board. The case for compliance “It’s the first time we can ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Georgia pacific improves energy and operating efficiences with a Culligan solution

    Challenge Water is a valuable commodity in any manufacturing process. Manufacturing companies depend on clean, quality water throughout their entire business, such as for boiler feed water make-up, recycling back to cooling towers, improved process run times and overall quality and consistency of production. With the need for steam in their daily operation, Georgia-Pacific was ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Digital management of video inspections gives Hydro-Québec a new vision of its electrical facilities

    Situation And Objectives 2007: Hydro-Québec deploys its Geographic Information System (GIS) to map a portion of its underground network of electrical facilities. While importing the corresponding data, the project team is forced to reckon with the monumental nature of the task at hand, as they come up against incomplete data, unwieldy paper files and non-standardized information. ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • Evoh vapor mitigation system used to protect against residual VOC contamination case study

    Project: Former Film Processing Facility Location: Hollywood, CA Products: Liquid Boot PLUS Gas Vapor Mitigation System Background: VOC contamination was detected in the sub slab for a project situated on a site that was once a former film processing facility. Challenge: Owner of the facility ...


    By CETCO

  • Alberta’s ERCB Ensuring EHS Compliance – 1,394 audits & inspections on average in the last 4 months

    What is the ERCB? In Alberta,Canada, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is the  agency responsible for the development of the provinces’ oil and gas resources. Throughout an oil and gas project’s progress, ERCB is responsible for ensuring that the public interest, including concerns for public safety, environmental impact and conservation of resources, has ...

  • Case study Venezuela - independent drinking water solution

    Client Goverment of Venezuela Location Orinoco Delta, Venezuela Introduction The program „Sembrando Luz" started a view years ago in order to provide drinking water and solar energy to the indigenous people in remote areas of Venezuela. The project targets a successful implementation of clean technology which works under harsh ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • In situ weld repair of blade tenon of steam turbine in a power plant

    During one of the routine inspections in a nuclear power plant, it was found that a tenon of one of the third-stage blades of the Low-Pressure (LP) turbine had been worn/broken off the turbine blade, leaving only the remaining tenon riveted to the shroud piece. With only one of the two tenons remaining, the blade was at risk of getting freed from the shroud piece. Hence, it was necessary to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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