visual inspection equipment News

  • Unprecedented UK demand for remote visual inspection equipment

    Ashtead Technology Rentals has experienced such a surge in demand from businesses wanting to hire advanced remote visual inspection equipment that it has spent more than £250,000 over the last year expanding its fleet. The iPEK Rovver® 125 and 225 Crawler Inspection Systems have proved to be two of the most popular items hired out by the rental specialists for use in a wide variety of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • New technology for industrial remote visual inspections

    Ashtead Technology is delighted to announce the addition of the latest Olympus technology to its rental fleet of industrial videoprobes. “The new IPLEX NX offers dramatic improvements to existing imaging technology and can help locate defects that were previously invisible” says Branch Manager Alan Hasson. “With a host of new features, this instrument improves the accuracy of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Hired Camera for Safe Underground Inspections

    Advanced remote visual inspection equipment from Ashtead Technology Rentals helped one client explore a confined drainage and water storage network without having to venture underground himself, reducing the risk of injury and use of confined space personnel. Gordon Mills from Free Drains contacted the rental specialists when he needed to carry out a special examination of two large storage tanks ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Household water well inspections important to water quality, health

    National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2013, is a good time to schedule a water well system inspection to assure proper well operation, prolong the well system’s life, and monitor groundwater quality, the National Ground Water Association and its 48 affiliated state organizations said today. “Water wells are expertly engineered systems that, like a car, ...

  • GE Breaks Ground on World-Class Inspection Technologies Customer Applications Center and Training Academy at Lewistown, Pa. Facility

    Positioning itself to meet the growing demand for industrial and infrastructure inspection technology solutions worldwide, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it is investing more than $10 million to expand its ...


    By General Electric

  • EPA, CBP announce results from inspections at ports resulting in hundreds of vehicles seized and exported, significantly reducing air pollution

    On Thursday, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will join the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to announce the conclusion of a 90 day pilot partnership that resulted in more than 730 items being seized or exported out of the country for violating federal standards, resulting in a significant reduction of harmful air emissions from polluting the United States. The pilot ...

  • LumaSense introduces ThermalSpection 724 infrared camera for automated high-voltage equipment monitoring

    LumaSense Technologies, Inc. introduced the next generation ThermalSpection 724 substation asset monitoring system that includes a hardened enclosure with thermal and visual imagers mounted on a pan-tilt positioner. An essential part of the upgraded system includes new interfaces to easily automate data collection and analysis. Hardware updates include a higher resolution infrared camera with a ...

  • Water well maintenance important to water quality

    A poorly maintained water well system can lead to poor water quality, so household water well owners should inform themselves of good water well maintenance practices, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Neglecting a water well system’s maintenance can have a direct impact on one’s health, so it’s important to stay on top of a water well system’s ...

  • Misconnections monitor gets the thumbs up.

    Severn Trent first purchased two SMF4 units in 2012 and rapidly integrated them into their misconnections teams in the Central Region based out of the Minworth Office.  The teams rapidly identified the value of the instruments in being able to identify organic pollution in the storm water system and the ability to immediately trace the pollution back to the source.  The teams using the ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • Trivestco energy company fined for violating the clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the Trivestco Energy Company of Ponca City, Oklahoma, $4,850 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of two oil production facilities located near Braman, Kay County, Oklahoma, revealed that the facilities SPCC plans did not implement ...

  • CCTV investments drive growth at Ashtead Technology

    Ashtead Technology, the instrumentation specialist, has experienced rapid growth in its rental business for remote inspection equipment such as CCTV remote control crawlers and push-rod camera inspection systems. “We have invested heavily in the range of technologies that we stock in our rental fleet,” says Jay Neermul, Regional Sales Manager, “and this means that not only are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Inspectahire to attend AOG 2014.

    Inspectahire Instruments LTD, an Aberdeen based Remote Visual Inspection Company, are delighted to announce the will be in attendance at AOG 2014. The Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition & Conference, held in Perth, takes place from the 19-21th of February. The event brings together more than 500 exhibitors from across 20 countries, AOG has rapidly become Australia’s largest oil and gas ...

  • Inspectahire to attend WFES 2014

    Inspectahire Instruments LTD, an Aberdeen based Remote Visual Inspection Company, are delighted to announce the will be in attendance at WFES 2014. The World Future Energy  Summit in Abu Dhabi takes place from the 20 - 22 January. The event is sure to be vibrant and engaging, it will give the company a chance to meet potential customers and explore the exciting market place the Middle East ...

  • Testing conditions for tank testers

    In addition to the financial implications of the loss of product, leakage from storage tanks can cause serious environmental damage and represent a grave threat to health and safety. In some circumstances, particularly when the stored materials are combustible or explosive, leakage can result in a major incident involving the loss of life and substantial damage to assets and to an ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Appointment of new non executive chairman for ashtead technology

    Ashtead Technology, a market leading asset rental business, supplying specialist equipment to the offshore subsea oil and gas sector and the environmental consulting, non-destructive testing and remote-visual inspection industries, from 21 locations worldwide, announces the appointment of Chris Braithwaite as Non Executive Chairman of the Group. Chris has over 25 years of experience in the Oil ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Prona Canarias Sign With AC-CESS

    Prona Canarias (Santa Cruz, Spain) has signed a distribution and service agreement with AC-CESS Co UK Ltd (Aberdeen, Scotland) for the AC-ROV underwater inspection system. Founded in 2003 Prona specialise in all types of marine construction and have established themselves as one of the leading companies in the sector. Headquartered in Tenerife, Prona have an international presence completing ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • EPA settles case alleging PCB violations at office building in Philadelphia

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that SSH Management, LLC and 1500 Walnut Enterprises, LLC have signed a consent agreement with EPA resolving alleged violations of federal regulations for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in an office building located at 1500 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. SSH Management, the manager of the office building, and 1500 Walnut Enterprises, the ...

  • Industry’s First Certified Camera for Long-Range Gas Leak Detection, Unveiled by Opgal at Gastech 2012

    Opgal Optronic Industries, a leading global provider of thermal and long range near IR imaging solutions, announced today a new long-range model of its EyeCGas Infrared Gas Imaging camera, using a 75mm lens. Utilizing its proprietary optical design, the EyeCGas infrared camera enables remote inspection of potentially leaking areas by detecting and visualizing even the smallest gas leaks from ...

  • Detecting gas leaks can reduce costs and minimise dangers

    The potential consequences of undetected gas leaks have been well reported over recent years, including causing illness in personnel and building collapses, and harming the environment. Many chemical compounds and gases are invisible to the naked eye and some are odourless. Yet many companies work intensively with these substances before, during and after their production processes. The effective ...

  • Advanced HD high-speed video camera now available

    Instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology is delighted to announce the addition of the advanced Olympus I-Speed 3 high-speed video (HSV) camera to its comprehensive fleet of remote visual inspection (RVI) equipment. Ideal for numerous RVI applications in manufacturing, aerospace, film & TV production, R&D and ballistics along with any other project that requires fast moving activities ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

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