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Storage Tank Sludge and Bottoms

Infrared Thermography or IR imaging scanning can observe conditions on power systems, refractory insulation problems, determine build up in process vessels, building envelopes, heat loss in homes. IR scanning is great for developing a PMP on boiler systems and other frequent equipment needing observations. Infrared excels to look at in-floor heating prior to concrete coring or cutting. IR also detects for electrical panels and power supply units such as bearings in motors heat signatures We are located in the Edmonton Area and cover all video inspection work in Western Canada, Alberta and the Oil Sands in Fort McMurray.

This image shows measurement of paraffin or sludge levels in a crude storage tank. Paraffin levels appear as a heat differential banding in the tank. The levels are quite high in this image, imaged and confirmed at almost 4 meters. There are also some bottoms (likely water, sand, rust, etc.) apparent in the lower portion of the tank.
Maverick Inspection Ltd. has provided international crude storage tank services including calculating volumes of paraffin. We successfully work with contractors who provide cleaning services based on our information