Industrial Inspections Articles

  • The Role of Nondestructive Testing in Military Aircraft

    Modern militaries can be found on the land, at sea, and in the air. They are even edging into space. Successfully completing missions in these ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • Robots are invited to quality control: How to tie in metrology with robotics?

    The optimization of manufacturing processes has become a priority for the vast majority of the automotive and aerospace industries. The parts designed, developed, and produced today are becoming more complex, requiring more advanced and extensive inspections with more accurate and reliable measurements. Because plans are no longer simple and angles are no longer simply right, more points must be ...


    By Creaform Inc

  • Are Oil and Gas Visual Inspections Enough?

    With so many small anomalies that can hamper asset performance, conventional visual inspections may not be sufficient. This is especially true in the hydrocarbon industry, where detailed oil and gas visual inspections often depend on the use of advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • NDT for Austenitic Stainless Steel: The Shift to Phased Array Ultrasonic

    For years, industrial radiography has been the standard inspection technique for austenitic stainless steel. But that has changed. Now, more asset owners rely on phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) to get faster and more accurate results.  Just as the field has evolved, there are new ideas about the best methods of nondestructive testing (NDT) for austenitic stainless steel. This article ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • Understanding the Cost of NDT Equipment Repair vs. Upgrade

    Any asset-owner wants to get the most out of a piece of equipment. But with nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment, there comes a point where legacy equipment no longer performs at the required level. When that happens, it is time for an upgrade.  The reason why upgrades can be more efficient than repairs for ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • Project - Conrady Consultant Services

    Conrady Consultant Services has been a pioneer in water storage tank inspection for the last 30 years. Based out of Alabama, the family-owned and operated company began diving into tanks in 1982 until they transitioned to ROV inspections in 2004. Conrady Consultants purchased their first ROV from another manufacturer in 2004. They eventually had to purchase a second unit when the system’s ...


    By VideoRay LLC

  • Project - MBA Tanks

    MBA Tanks is a coating inspection and consulting company that provides ROV inspection and maintenance services for water storage tanks, fire protection tanks, raw water intakes, dams, and clear wells. Founded in 1986, the Delaware-based company acquired their first VideoRay in 2003. MBA Tanks purchased their VideoRay ROV to augment their dive inspections. The ROV can conduct visual inspections ...


    By VideoRay LLC

  • Project - High Tide Exploration

    High Tide Exploration is an Alaska-based company that helps communities and businesses responsibly develop their marine infrastructure in an environmentally-friendly way. Among the company’s varied projects, High Tide conducts coastal surveys in response to resource agency concerns before, during, and after construction. Since 2011, High Tide has utilized a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV to gather ...


    By VideoRay LLC

  • Project - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operates hundreds of navigation locks and dams across the country, more than half of which are over 50 years old. Despite the USACE’s multi-billion dollar investment in navigation structures, many locks, dams, and reservoirs are falling into disrepair due to age, lack of funding, and the general difficulty and hazards of conducting underwater ...


    By VideoRay LLC

  • Project - Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean

    The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean’s mission is to find and remove marine debris from the surface and the sea floor, through action, technology, outreach and research. This unique and action-based organization operates nationwide from docks and shorelines from their 60 ft vessel, American Promise. But the Rozalia Project is not just about picking up trash – the organization also ...


    By VideoRay LLC

  • Project - Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

    Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) is a division of the United States Department of Defense. Established in 1999, CTTSO consolidates the DoD’s research & development programs to centralize efforts to identify, develop, and deliver counterterrorism capabilities to U.S. defense agencies and military operations. Through CTTSO and the Technical Support Warfare Group ...


    By VideoRay LLC

  • Project - Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV) Team

    Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV) Team is one of the most successful college robotics team in the nation. In addition to the normal rigors of the Cornell undergraduate engineering program, members of the CUAUV team design and build AUVs from the ground up. Since 2003, CUAUV has dominated AUVSI’s Annual Robosub Competition in both the in-water competition as well as ...


    By VideoRay LLC

  • What are the operation and maintenance costs of an RTO?

    When considering acquiring an exhaust gas treatment unit for your production plant, such as an RTO (Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer), one of the concerns that may come to your mind is regarding the operation and maintenance costs. About operation costs An RTO unit incurs ...


    By TECAM

  • Why NDT Equipment Maintenance Matters

    Corrosion. Cracks. Tiny air bubbles that break apart seams. Asset owners know that there is always the potential for breakdowns in operations, which is why nondestructive testing (NDT) is so crucial. But that means that the NDT equipment also has to avoid breakdowns.  Hard use, hard conditions, and time can come together to wear down NDT equipment. But investing in high-quality equipment can ...


    By Zetec, Inc

  • Facing hazards in the fast-paced food industry

    The food & drink industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, contributing more than £28bn to the economy every year. This industry and its employees face increased demand from a constantly growing population. As pressure to escalate production increases, the industry cannot afford to neglect the safety of its workers. Food processing and manufacturing facilities must be kept ...

  • Parachute refurbishment facility - Case Study

    NASA Parachute Refurbishment Facility - Kennedy Space Center, Florida Part of the NASA Space Shuttle program included the retrieving and refurbishing of components for reuse, including the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) parachutes. The parachutes deploy and slow the descent of the SRB’s and help the Boosters land softly in the ocean off the coast of Cape Canaveral, ...

  • Magnetic Separator Audit for Jordans Dorset Ryvita

    Bunting engineers have conducted a thorough review of all the Magnetic Separators installed at the Jordans Dorset Ryvita plant in Poole, Dorset.  The magnetic separator audit was completed over three days, including attending site on ...


    By Bunting - Redditch

  • Step-By-Step Guide to the Modular Building Construction Process

    Modular buildings offer numerous advantages when compared to traditional construction. Whether you’re looking to modular construction as a solution to your medical, educational, construction, or business space needs, Satellite Shelters can provide modular buildings for your company to expand and thrive. What does the ...


    By Satellite Shelters, Inc.

  • USAVS 2-4-1500 Portable Videoscope

    How can you tell which of these tools are right for your application? Much of the borescopes are going to be specifically sold for whatever industry they were made for. For example, the aviation/aerospace scope has the attachments and components necessary to complete the ...


    By USA Borescopes

  • Harnessing the full benefit of AI in water

    Water companies, with their huge asset bases and wide-ranging data, can benefit greatly from advances in artificial intelligence – but what steps should they be taking to reap the rewards?Three leading innovation experts lend their insight to Benjamin Tam, managing director of global technology and innovation consultancy Isle UK. From water network monitoring and sewer management, to ...


    By Isle Utilities

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