The images and videos on this page are examples of data collected in pressure vessels and reactors using remote video systems. Maverick works with clients to determine the best access points for video inspection systems. Video scopes and pan/tilt/zoom robotics can be inserted through openings such as valve bodies, removed blind flanges, thermo-welds, drain accesses, and opened piping and man-ways. Often Maverick provides custom delivery systems in order to navigate the camera from the access to the inspection area.
This video shows the interior of a vertical vessel after it had been de-pressured and drained of glycol. This is an older bubble-cap tray design. The inspection showed light sand and sludge on the bottom tray, but no fouling was noted in and around the vents of the caps. The underside of the tray above appeared to be clear of fouling after steaming.
CUTTING TORCH STARTS PRESSURE VESSEL FIRE
A video camera was inserted into the vessel so a welder could use a torch to remove the supports and demister material. The torch ignited the vessel internals, so this approach was abandoned.
WELD DEFECTS ON REACTOR OUTLET
In this video, it is evident that the insert ring weld around the gas outlet is failing. It was determined that vibration during the reactor's regular operation likely caused the weld to break away.
PRESSURE VESSEL FOREIGN OBJECT RETRIEVAL
This video shows objects being removed from a 40 foot vertical vessel using a robotic claw. The retrieval tool was inserted from the top head access. Two of the objects removed from the bottom of the pressure vessel were a mini flash-light and a socket.
VACUUM CLEANING REACTOR PIPING
This video was taken of an industrial vacuum removing packing material from a reactor pipe. The live video was provided to direct the suction hose removing the material.
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