Industrial Inspections Articles

  • Borescopes needed for turbine maintenance

    Maintenance is essential in our lives. But especially important is maintenance in order to keep valuable turbines up and running. Note the comments below by Paul Boughton of EngineerLive.com: Inspections of the hot, turbine section are essential and close examination of the individual turbine blades can reveal issues with overheating. Initial inspections by an experienced service engineer using ...


    By USA Borescopes

  • The P374 Intrinsically Safe Pipe Inspection System

    Are you looking for a Pipeline Inspection Camera? Suitable for a range of applications including sewer line and water pipe inspections, USA Borescopes can offer you a range of Pipeline Inspection Cameras for sale or on a rental basis.   Here is some information about the P374 Intrinsically Safe borescope by Pearpoint (Pearpoint P374). USA ...


    By USA Borescopes

  • Beyond Laboratory Research on White Rust and Passivation

    EVAPCO initiated an in-depth study to investigate the formation and control of white rust. This study, which began over three years ago, led to the development of industry-leading research equipment specifically designed to evaluate white rust formation on evaporative heat transfer surfaces. A small-scale closed circuit cooler was designed and built to replicate the dynamic conditions ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Managing Maintenance Backlogs

    Every business has work that needs to be done. It could be greasing moving parts of a machine, changing the oil in a vehicle, performing an inspection, or a million other tasks. Whatever the case may be, this work gets added into a backlog in preparation for work scheduling and planning. When the work is completed, it is then removed from the backlog. Sometimes, backlogs can grow to unhealthy ...


    By CHAMPS Software Inc.

  • Weir Maintenance Tips and Tricks

    devices are self-cleaning and require very little maintenance. However, in some applications, measuring flow with a weir is a much better choice. While weirs are also very accurate, they do require regular maintenance in order to function properly. If you’ve never had to perform weir maintenance before, you should learn about a few of the most common maintenance tasks and their ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Development Series: Standard vs Equity Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Report

    Understand the differences between Property Condition Assessment Reports If you’re making a significant investment on a piece of property, you will likely want to know if the HVAC will stop working in a year, or if the roof will need replacing in five, or if the cracking in the brick masonry means there is a bigger issue going on structurally.  So how do you go about uncovering ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Global’s divers bring skill, expertise and value to every project

    In the last few years, numerous news and trade publications have reported an increasing deficit of skilled laborers in the US. Like other trades, commercial diving relies on a highly trained and skilled labor force. You might expect Global to be experiencing a similar labor shortage and a lack of younger divers entering the trade, but fortunately that’s not the case, said Dan Pierson, ...

  • Maintenance Tips: Thermocouples

    Keeping air pollution control equipment properly maintained is essential for meeting regulatory requirements and efficient operation. Here on the CPI blog, we regularly share tips on maintaining your systems, which requires replacing components on a yearly basis. Today we're taking a closer look at the importance of replacing ...

  • Dutch Utility Inspects Rising Main With Acoustic Tool And Reduces Risk On Critical Asset

    It’s a major event when you’ve been asked to perform a first in terms of a pipeline inspection. For starters, you must feel confident in the inspection technology you recommend. Second, you hope that all your planning for deployment and unexpected contingencies has been anticipated. And finally, with so many eyes focused on the outcome, you hope the first inspection of its kind goes ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • UP Boiler mix stud plate cracking - Case study

    Purpose Advise customers to inspect for cracks in wall tubes in the furnace enclosure mix areas of UP boilers that were designed prior to 1973. Several recent inspections have revealed stud plate deterioration and cracking, which has propagated into the tube wall, typically at the termination of the stud plate or membrane weld. Problem Figure 1 shows the "H" ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Master hand hole (MHH) Plug welding recommendations - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin advises owners and operators of B&W equipment on the recommended seal welding procedure for Master Hand Hole (MHH) plugs. Problem MHH plugs are available in carbon steel (SA-181-70) or 2!4Cr-lMo (SA-182 F22 CL3) for installation in various header and piping materials. Some seal welding methods have resulted in weld ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Preventing operating problems by maintaining your rotary airlock valve

    Even though a rotary airlock valve is a relatively simple device, you have to maintain it properly to ensure it performs dependably. Proper maintenance will provide twin long-term dividends: better valve performance and smooth conveying system operation. First, know your valve inside and out. Maintenance workers should read the manufacturer's operating manual. This will help them understand the ...


    By Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

  • Surveying and mapping the nearshore Underwater topography of Zhuhai delta island - Case study

    project background :due to Zhuhai delta island nearshore’water too shallow ,great ship can not drive closely, Artificial boating surveying and mapping is require much time and effort  ,can not get accurate data and unsafe Equipment:Surveying and mapping unmanned ship(ME70、pilot) 、2 Sounding instruments ...


    By Oceanalpha Co., Ltd.

  • Rotary valve maintenance: preventing operating problems

    Preventing operating problems by maintaining your rotary airlock valve Even though a rotary airlock valve is a relatively simple device, you have to maintain it properly to ensure it performs dependably. Proper maintenance will provide twin long-term dividends: better valve performance and smooth conveying system operation. First, know your valve inside and out. Maintenance ...


    By Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

  • Tech Spotlight: DT340 Pipe Crawler Freewheel (AFW) by Deep Trekker

    A deeper look into pipe crawler freewheel and the best ways to retrieve CCTV pipe inspection crawlers from municipal pipes. ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Underwater Bridge Inspections – Drones Conducting Remote Evaluations

    Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), or underwater drones, are establishing themselves as the ideal tool for underwater bridge inspections. It goes without saying that the structural integrity of a bridge is extremely important; after all, you’re only either walking, driving, or riding a train across it. With the public safety in mind and to continue the flow of traffic, these ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • A Monster Pipe Demands Monster-Size Inspection Approach

    From a purely visual perspective, some pipeline inspections are more awe-inspiring than others. This is especially true when everyone involved describes the pipe diameter as “monster-size,” clocking in at 210 inches in diameter. A challenge of this magnitude requires fresh thinking from an inspection approach, especially when the subject pipe is so critical to the lifeblood of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Low Visibility Diving – A look at Sonar Integration

    Updated sonar technologies are making low visibility diving possible – making them the ideal tool to be equipped on underwater drones for Search & Rescue missions and salvage operations. Unless you are swimming off the coast of Cancun, your nearest water source may not always be incredibly clear. Visibility below the surface often limits the ability of search and rescue missions ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Boulder Concrete Cloth Erosion Repair

    Concrete Cloth provides an affordable solution for an eroded hard-to-access residential slope. After a period of heavy rainfall, a Boulder, Colorado, homeowner discovered severe erosion in his backyard at the end of his leach field (also known as a septic drain field). He had to find a way to repair this damage and stop it from happening again; nearly half of his lawn had dropped three ...


    By Nilex

  • Top 5 ways marine researchers are currently using Underwater Drones

    Marine researchers around the world are utilizing Deep Trekker Underwater Drones (or ROVs) in their marine projects; here are the top 5 applications being used today. In a few weeks, the world will gather in San Diego, California for the Oceanology International North America exhibition. It will bring together ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

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