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Camera Inspection Services

WHAT IS REMOTE VIDEO INSPECTION (RVI)?

Remote Video Inspection (RVI) involves camera inspection beyond traditional borescopes and pipe cameras. RVI (also called CCTV Inspection) refers to the use of video camera systems to image the internals of structures, equipment, and components that are otherwise inaccessible due to physical configurations, safety concerns, or other limitations. Video inspection cameras allow you to locate and inspect key areas of concern without excessive disassembly of equipment or systems and without the need for dangerous confined space entries.

Camera inspection systems can range in size from several millimetres in diameter (such as video scopes) to large robotic wheeled or tracked pipe/pipeline crawlers. The choice of technology and method depends on the specific application.

 

From Edmonton, Maverick provides camera inspections to Fort McMurray, Calgary, Red Deer, Lloydminster, Bonnyville, Drayton Valley, Whitecourt, Fox Creek and more.

Sewer inspection is the most common camera inspection application in North America due to the volume of aging drainage infrastructure.

However, the equipment and experience requirements for Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Pipeline, and other industrial camera inspections go far beyond the basic tools and methods required for sewer camera work.

Maverick Inspection Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta is a leader in providing solutions and finding innovative new applications and technology for remote camera inspection in Canadian industry. This includes pipe inspection, pressure vessel inspection and turnaround support.

Remote Video Camera systems are often complemented by other technology such as Ground-penetrating Radar, Infrared Thermography, Utility Locating, Retrieval Systems, and Laser Pipe Profiling. For some applications, measurement software can be used for further analysis of the video inspection results.

 

WHAT IS THE MAVERICK ADVANTAGE?

  • INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE. Maverick has been performing industrial services, and sourcing and developing technology since 1994.
  • HAVING TECHNOLOGY ON HAND. Maverick has a vast range of remote visual solutions from many suppliers, including robotic pan & tilt cameras, pipe cameras, drop cameras, and small diameter video scopes.Camera inspections in Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Fort Saskatchewan, Lloydminster, Fox Creek, and more.
  • CUSTOM SOLUTIONS FOR UNIQUE SITUATIONS. Maverick has assisted clients with creating inspection execution plans, safe work procedures, and application-specific inspection methods. In addition to our in-house design and fabrication capabilities, Maverick has strong relationships with a chain of suppliers.
  • RELIABILITY. Maverick has qualified service technicians in-house and a rigorous program of testing, calibrating, and maintaining all of its systems. Despite all of its tough missions, even our first robotic crawler from 1995 is still operating and available for niche applications.
  • TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS BEYOND THE  BASICS. Maverick RVI technicians are required to work under the supervision of senior personnel for at least one year before assuming the responsibility of on-site data collection. Maverick’s video inspection technicians are NASSCO certified with the knowledge of PACP (Pipeline Assessment & coding), MACP (Manhole Assessment & coding) and LACP (Lateral Assessment & coding). We not only know how to operate the equipment, but how to optimize data gathering for specific site conditions and requirements. In addition, we have the safety, compliance, quality, insurance and other qualifications in place to be and approved vendor for all levels of industry in Western Canada.

 

From Edmonton, Alberta Maverick provides camera inspection services to Fort McMurray, Fort Saskatchewan, Calgary, Lloydminster, Drayton Valley, Cold Lake and more.

Please visit our RVI Video & Imagery Gallery page to view images and video footage of video inspections of heat exchanger tubes, process piping, process pressure vessels, drainage systems, underground tanks, reactors, coatings, boilers, rotating equipment, refractory, pipelines, flare stacks & chimneys, and more!

 

WHY CHOOSE REMOTE VIDEO INSPECTION?

  • Camera inspection provides a unique opportunity to look inside equipment or vessels that would otherwise be impossible, difficult or unsafe to access including tubes, pressure vessels, mechanical components and confined spaces.
  • Disassembly of site components is limited to providing access for inspection systems, so confirmation of internal conditions, pinpointing problem areas, and planning for maintenance, cleaning or repairs is more efficient and more effective.
  • For emergency troubleshooting, the equipment is portable and can quickly provide data to improve the safety of unplanned shutdown tasks and streamline decision making to minimize downtime.
  • For some applications, in addition to capturing qualitative images, we can provide quantitative measurements and record dimensions and characteristics related to corrosion pitting, cracks, small-scale defects, scale thickness, joint gaps, tube pitting, refractory loss and weld defects.
  • Used extensively during both commissioning and mothballing for due diligence to ensure that piping and vessels are free from foreign objects and to provide a video recording of internal conditions.
  • RVI helps eliminate exposure to hazardous environments such as confined spaces & explosive atmospheres.

 

WHAT SORT OF VIDEO INSPECTION EQUIPMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

As Canada’s leading video inspection service provider, Maverick maintains an arsenal of different camera inspection systems. No one or two pieces of equipment are sufficient for inspecting the broad range of pressure vessels, pipelines and piping, rotating equipment and heat exchangers. The following video equipment examples below are just some of the video camera options that are essential for hard-to-access scenarios.

Video Scope / Borescope/ Fiberscope:

A video scope, fiberscope or borescope is a small diameter high-resolution, flexible means of viewing the inside of tubes, pressure vessels, mechanical components, or other equipment with limited accessibility. They are flexible, they have high-intensity lighting, and they can include features such as four-way articulation. Maverick often uses these video inspection systems with software to measure features.

  • Flexible and portable equipment
  • High-intensity LED lighting
  • Articulating heads with a variety of lenses
  • As small as 6 mm in diameter
  • Ideal for inspecting rotating equipment, engine components, small vessels, equipment with very small inspection ports
  • Used with measurement software for some applications

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DVR (Digital Video Recorder) Push Camera Systems:

The DVR push camera inspection systems are often called sewer pipe cameras, pipe cameras or borescopes and are ideal for small diameter piping (as little as 3/4″) for down-holes, pressure vessels and other applications where a rugged, push-style camera head is required. There are a variety of sizes and features to fit different applications. Often they are employed for retrieval scenarios when the path to the foreign objects or debris is inaccessible for a robotic system. These systems are often used for piping and pipeline camera inspections.

  • Ideal for small-diameter pipe with multiple bend configurations, pressure vessels, pipelines and other applications where a rugged, push-style camera head is required
  • Often employed for retrieval scenarios when the path is inaccessible for a robotic system
  • Inter-changeable camera heads for different applications
  • Great for underwater applications (some systems can work in depth ranges up to 1000 feet)
  • Full remote control of features such as panning and tilting of the camera head, lens focusing, optical zoom, and light
  • CSA Class 1/ Division 1 Explosion-proof systems available

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Robotic Video Crawlers & PTZ (Pan/ Tilt/ Zoom) Camera Systems:

Although robotics are often limited to larger access points, they have the advantage of full remote control of features such as panning and tilting of the camera head, lens focusing, optical zoom, light intensity adjustment, telephoto and wide-angle viewing, drive system functions, laser measurement, and many other servo-controlled options. They include stand-alone camera heads and pipe crawler or tractor delivery systems. There are a range of systems available, depending on the specific conditions of inspection environments such as explosive atmospheres, underwater or down-hole depths, or the overall layout of the inspection area. Robotics excel in situations involving complex remote navigation such as piping bends, foreign object retrievals, and large vessel inspections. Pipeline camera inspections typically involve robotic systems.

Maverick employs a large number of separate Robotic Video Inspection systems for use in a wide variety of projects and environments. Our systems include CSA intrinsically safe, and explosion proof camera crawlers. These robotic, self-driven pan/tilt & zoom systems can be deployed through access openings ranging from as small as 3″ all the way up to 72″ vessels and pipes. The terms people sometimes use to describe even robotic video inspection systems include pipe cameras, sewer cameras, fiberscopes, borescopes and snake cameras.

  • Full remote control of features such as panning and tilting of the camera head, lens focusing, optical zoom, and light intensity adjustment
  • May include laser pipe profiling and measuring capabilities for: ovality, deformation, scale buildup, wall loss and true cross-sectional measurements performed
  • Can access openings ranging from 3” to 72”
  • Full drive systems, forward, reverse with steering capabilities
  • Long-range capabilities for pipelines & drainage system sewers
  • Includes stand-alone PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) camera heads for manhole and pressure vessel observation surveys
  • Excel in situations involving complex navigation: piping bends, foreign object retrieval, flare stacks, pipelines and large vessel inspections
  • Can work in explosive and hazardous atmospheres, as well as underwater (CSA Class I Division I and intrinsically safe models are available)

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Retrieval Inspection Tools:

There are times when foreign objects and tools are accidentally dropped into vital equipment components such as rotating equipment, suctions lines and pressure vessels. Extracting by hand can be impossible without system disassembly. Maverick carries various styles of retrieval equipment that are either robotic style, push grapplers, and custom systems. These tools are used in conjunction with remote video cameras during an inspection. Maverick also provides R & D support for rapid development of retrieval tools for sites and job scopes with unique challenges and tight timelines.

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Digital Measurement Software and Laser Profiling:

Maverick Inspection Ltd. provides non-contact measurements with various software solutions.  These are effective for small-scale defects including pitting, cracks, welds, joints, scale thickness and other concerns. In addition, we provide Laser Pipe Profiling of the interior of pipes and small vessels to measure ovality, deformation, scale build-up, wall loss, and true cross sectional measurements.

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WHAT ARE SOME COMMON REMOTE VIDEO INSPECTION APPLICATIONS?

Maverick has a proven video inspection service track record including the fastest 24:7 response times for emergency inspections and troubleshooting. We work with clients to plan video inspection for  scheduled turnarounds. We assist in the development of predictive maintenance execution plans, and sourcing out or developing unique inspection technology. We have provided RVI equipment and expertise to maintenance groups, consultants, engineers, integrity groups and major industrial and commercial corporations and municipalities across Western Canada and internationally.

 

WHAT INDUSTRIES USE REMOTE VIDEO INSPECTION?

 

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