Industrial Inspections Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • LED Applications for Aircraft Maintenance Facilities

    Businesses that specialize in aircraft maintenance must take high quality lighting conditions into consideration during operations. There are numerous factors in such facilities could make inspections difficult to carry out. For example, the presence of large aircrafts and equipment promotes the creation of shadows and dark spots in the location. Additionally, shiny surfaces increase ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Why Chiller Efficiency and Maintenance are Key Facility Investments

    Typically, a chiller is the single largest consumer of power and most expensive piece of equipment in a building, so it’s logical to allocate time and budget towards energy efficiency and equipment maintenance. Without routine chiller maintenance, energy usage can double in just a ...

  • Cold Weather Maintenance

    Brrrrr! It’s cold out there! In severely cold weather, it is important to remember that your equipment maintenance regime should be even more vigilant. Some special attention is needed for machines that are actually used during these cold months. Your lawn mower, brush cutter, and wood chipper will likely be fine sitting in the shed all winter, but machines such as snow blowers will ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • How do You Know When You Need Commercial Plumbers

    In your day-to-day routine, either at home or at your business, the plumbing doesn’t get much attention. That is, until it starts showing warning signs of problems via sinks, tubs, and shower stalls not draining, toilets not flushing, or sewage backing up into your basement. It’s true you can buy drain openers and cleaners in the hardware store or even in the grocery store, but these ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

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