Remote Visual Inspection is commonly employed as part of a Preventive Maintenance Program to help assess the continued operability of industrial FRP/GRP equipment. Remote Visual Inspection helps our experienced Preventive Maintenance Inspectors identify damage and defects that are typically only visible on interior surfaces. RVI locates areas where corrosion or erosion has occurred deep within an otherwise inaccessible pipeline prior to failure.
Experience has shown that damage occurring during installation and in areas of high stress due to improperly installed piping may not manifest as a leak during hydrotest, often taking years to progress to eventual failure. Remote Visual Inspection is therefore, employed in new installations prior to commissioning while the Installation Contractor is still on-site and responsible for any necessary repairs. This helps avoid costly shut downs once the plant is operational. For example, buried piping can be damaged during installation and is subject to the effects of excessive construction traffic loading and improper burial, all of which can be identified and repaired prior to commissioning.