Industrial and manufacturing plants are reliant on numerous types of machinery. They are also reliant on hundreds, maybe even thousands of workers operating the machinery. Plants are busy places with a lot of moving parts, literally. For this reason, it is essential for machines to perform optimally in order for output to be maximized. Moreover, it is essential they are routinely inspected to ensure they can perform optimally. This applies especially to tanks.
Tanks are difficult to inspect. They are often very large and they contain all sorts of substances that are often dangerous. The good news is various technologies now exist to make tank inspections quick, accurate, and safe.
Ultrasonic technology can detect leaks by sound frequency. Not by sight, not by feel, but by sound. That is pretty cool. This unique technology looks like a basic pricing gun; however, it has the capability of saving a plant thousands of dollars. Instead of finding out about a leak the scary way (once something erupts or floods), airborne/structure borne ultrasonic technology can advise a plant of a leak at its earliest possible stage. Thus, it can be fixed rapidly and without major concern.
Infrared thermography studies and analyzes heat distribution throughout various machines. Thermography creates an image that will inform a worker of the specific heat distribution. Workers will then know what adjustments need to be made. Infrared thermography is a great inspection source for boilers, heat exchangers, heaters, furnaces, and so much more. It can determine tank levels and inspect underground process piping for leaks and insulation breakdown. Like ultrasonic technology, infrared thermography takes the stress and effort away from the worker and places it in the safe hands of advanced technology.
Submersibles are ideal for inspecting water tanks, dams, reservoirs, bridges, offshore rigs–practically any object in which water is enclosed. A submersible can be controlled by remote and will have a camera attached to it so the user can see its surroundings. Additionally, this machine can take pictures and video. The photos and/or video can be saved to a laptop or database to be reviewed and analyzed whenever needed. Ultimately, submersibles provide an easy access close up look from inside the tank.
Another remote-controlled inspection option is an Unmanned Aerial System, popularly known as a drone. Drones are versatile, easy to operate, and precise in testing. Drones can take photos and create video. They also have infrared technology. This aerial technology is the full package; hence, it has become a major asset to industrial, manufacturing, and construction companies all across the world.
All of these unique machines make inspecting loads of equipment so much easier. There is simply no reason these inspection options should be passed on. They make work safer, quicker, and more efficient. What company wouldn’t want that?
Frazier Reliability Solutions provides all of the above. Our primary goal at Frazier Reliability is to make the workplace safe. Improved efficiency and increased output just so happen to be added benefits to the advanced technology that we offer.