Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) techniques use small maneuverable cameras or lenses in order to inspect hard-to-reach areas such as cylinder liners, charge air coolers, manifolds, pressure vessels or pipework.
Marine Power Systems use high quality Olympus RVI instruments to conduct thorough specialty diesel engine inspections that can help identify wear levels and determine correct maintenance intervals. They are equally useful as pre-purchase inspections or as part of a failure investigation.
The benefits of RVI:
- RVI cameras use very small ports (such as sensor mounting locations) or inspection plates to gain access to equipment.
- The technique is quick. A basic inspection of a diesel engine can often be carried out during an overnight shut-down. Suspected defects can be checked fast leading to less downtime of the equipment.
- Equipment does not require major tear-down. Often this means lower inspection costs and less likelihood of maintenance induced defects.
All inspection services include a full report with color images and technical advice/recommendations. Ships often find that these reports are invaluable when presenting inspection records to classification societies or company technical superintendants.