What Is a Video Borescope?
A Video Borescope, also referred to as an Inspection Camera, is a long bundle of flexible optical fibers that has the ability to capture video or still images from an end camera to a video display. Due to the optical fibers, a borescope has the ability to access small out of reach areas as well as reach cavities which are around a bend such as tube bundles or combustion chambers.
Why and When Are Borescopes Used?
Commonly on board vessels borescopes are used to decipher the cleanliness of a piece of equipment or machinery prior to or during the Period of Performance (POP) date.
As a pre-inspection or “routine maintenance”, borescopes are used for non-destructive testing techniques for recognizing imperfections or defects. This gives the ability to examine equipment or compartments with little to no disassembly. In post-inspections, borescopes are used within the process of checkpoints for Quality Assurance (QA) affirming the completion of a job and the complete satisfaction of our customers.
Uses for video borescopes include but are not limited to: Air vents and Ducts; exhaust stacks; all types of piping systems; condenser tubes; tube bundles; boilers; gas turbines, diesel engines and much more.
How Can Pro Tank Help?
Pro Tank is able to offer such professional services due to several accommodations.
First, being that all or our technicians are well trained with multiple qualifications, some of which include: 10 and 30 hour OSHA Maritime training, Hazardous Confined Space training, HAZWOPER certifications, OSHA Competent Persons certifications and DOT Hazardous Materials certifications. All our certifications are in compliance with state and government law 49 CFR 472.704.
Secondly, Pro Tank spares no expense in acquiring the most up to date equipment and machinery available to accomplish each job with more efficiency, safety and precision than any other tank cleaning company on and off the water front.
We are approved vendors with many major Master Ship Repair Agreements (MSRA’s) and Agreement for Boat Repairs (ABR’s) and organizations such as NASSCO, BAE, CMSD, Pacific Ship Repair, PICS and SWRMC. Based on our past excellent track record and trust among all of our clients, we look toward a long future ahead in our ever growing endeavor to perfect and set the standard among Professional Tank Cleaning services.