Efficient inspection of complex piping systems

The interior of pipelines that carry hazardous material are commonly inspected for corrosion and other defects using videoscopes. Long, complex piping is especially difficult to navigate and inspect because of complex bends and potential obstructions. TheIPLEX™ GAir long scope from Olympus, combines maneuverability with high-quality, wide-view images to make complex pipe inspections fast and efficient, at distances up to 30 metres with outstanding image quality.

According to the company, the videoscope’s unique guide head enables it to slide easily through pipe joints while pneumatic articulation provides fine control, even when the 30 m insertion tube is fully extended. To enable easy inspection, a gravity sensor automatically rotates the onscreen image regardless of the scope’s orientation, while the insertion length indicator tracks how far the videoscope has been extended.

For dangerous or hazardous inspections, such as inside nuclear power plants, users can set up the videoscope and control it from a safer location up to 100 m away. The videoscope’s touch screen can be detached from the main unit and positioned up to 5 m, while wireless capabilities make it easy to share screen images with colleagues, concluded the company.

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