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Remote visual inspection for nondestructive evaluation in power plants
Author(s): Peter Samsonov
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Paper Abstract

Remote visual inspection equipment such as borescopes, fiberscopes and videoimagescopes provide Power Plant NDE groups with the necessary tools for establishing superior corrective and preventative plant maintenance programs. These scopes allow the user to evaluate the condition of pipes, boilers, turbines, heat exchangers and other critical machinery without costly and time consuming disassembly. Overall plant efficiency is increased and the likelihood of catastrophic failure is reduced significantly. Ancillary equipment such as video and digital processors provide a permanent record of the inspection while employing sophisticated 3-D measurement, trend analysis, documentation and image manipulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2072, Fiber Optic Physical Sensors in Manufacturing and Transportation, (7 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166876
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Peter Samsonov, Olympus Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2072:
Fiber Optic Physical Sensors in Manufacturing and Transportation
John W. Berthold; Richard O. Claus; Michael A. Marcus; Robert S. Rogowski, Editor(s)

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