visual inspection system 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

  • The Importance of Visual Assessments during Indoor Environmental Projects

    In the November issue of Indoor Environment Connections, an article about the importance of visual inspections during indoor environmental projects has caught the eye of many in the industry.  “What Glasses Do You Wear?” details the experiences of renowned building sciences expert Ed Chambers, President of EC2, Inc.  EC2, based in the Chicago area, provides indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • HYDRO DAM INSPECTION - Hydro International

    The inspection and maintenance of vital resource facilities is an integral part of any regions health and stability management program. Providing consistent output while driving down inspection and maintenance costs is a key activity for those involved in the provision of such services, and requires the monitoring and assessment of relevant new technologies and techniques. The use of divers ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk 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

  • New Pipe Inspection Robot GECKO 9050 Has Been Launched

    The new impressive German-made Pipe Inspection Robot GECKO 9050 is now on the market. This motorized crawler features Kevlar reinforced water- and acid-proof 120 meter long cables with customized lengths up to 150 meters available upon request. The self-levelling, pan-and-tilt camera head is 78mm (3’’) in diameter. ...


    By Medit Inc.

  • 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, ...

  • Send in the Drones – Unmanned inspection vehicles for energy facilities on the rise

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, for wind turbine blade inspection, including revenue forecasts by segment and region, through 2024. To inspect the blades of the more than 270,000 wind turbines operating globally, technicians have ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Innovyze Releases InfoMaster V5.5 With Expanded Pipe Inspection Coding, Non-Homogeneous Poisson Process Asset Deterioration Model, Nessie Curve

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today introduced InfoMaster Generation V5.5, with expanded pipe inspection coding support, economic-based Nessie curve for forecasting capital expenditures needs as well as new and improved analysis and ...


    By Innovyze

  • Rio Tinto endorses One Eye Industries Magnetic Filtration on gearboxes, hydraulic systems and fuel systems

    Rio Tinto business units in the United States, Canada, and Australia have conducted various field trials on HME, Draglines, Fixed Plant Equipment all utilizing One Eye Industries - magnetic filtration / separation equipment during the course of 2007 - 2009.All results (including the table listed below) show that the magnetic filtration / separation products decreased both the ferrous and ...


  • Eaton Introduces Versatile Branch Line Restraint System for Increased Reliability and Safety

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its latest B-Line series TOLCO Branch Line Restraint (BLR) system. The system is designed to help prevent the movement and damage of fire sprinkler branch lines during earthquakes that may harm the structure or nearby non-structural systems. The TOLCO BLR structural and pipe attachments are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed and ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Virginia Co. to Pay Penalty, Improve Systems to Prevent Potential Oil Spills at Hurt, Va. Facility

    English Construction Company has agreed to prepare and implement oil spill prevention plans and pay a $17,289 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal oil spill prevention regulations at its construction facility at 113 Main Street in Hurt, Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Under the Clean Water Act, owners of facilities that store 1,320 gallons of oil or more ...

  • New Double-See double containment vinyl piping system from Georg Fischer makes installation fast and easy

    GF Piping Systems has introduced Double-See in response to market demand for an improved pressure-rated double containment system for transporting hazardous liquids. The new system offers a simplified installation method, a patented closure coupling design that allows conformance to the ASME B31.3 test inspection requirements, and a unique-to-the-market 3D thermal expansion compensation feature. ...


    By GF Piping Systems

  • 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 ...

  • AC-ROV makes strides in RVI sector

    The dominance of the AC-ROV micro submersible in the Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) market has been reinforced with the sale of a system to one of the worlds leading RVI specialists Dacon Inspection Services of Norway. Originating in Norway but now headquartered in Thailand, Dacon offer services ranging from non destructive testing (NDT) to complete inspection programs with specialised inspection ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • 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

  • OCM 2015: DR. Matthias Kerschhaggl will talk at The 2nd Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM)

    Dr. Matthias Kerschhaggl is invited to speak at the 2nd Conference on Optical Characterization of Materials (OCM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. He will give a talk on “Hyperspectral Imaging as Process Analysis Technology for inline Applications. Laboratory Precision meets high Sampling Accuracy.” OCM 2015 will take place on March 18/19 2015. It will be organized by the Karlsruhe Center for ...


    By EVK DI Kerschaggl GmbH

  • 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

  • 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

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