Software GE Oil & Gas announced the release of InspectionWorks Connect, a remote collaboration software platform for the nondestructive testing (NDT) and inspection industry. InspectionWorks Connect provides real-time access to live inspection video and data from anywhere in the world, which enables smarter, faster decision-making, improves inspector productivity and reduces training costs. As a leader in industrial equipment and inspection technology, GE is positioned to apply learnings across industries and drive innovations in critical processes and technology. This is particularly true in the NDT and inspection industry, which is undergoing a major shift toward digitization. Experienced inspectors and technicians are retiring and there is a shortage in qualified replacements. Technological advancements, such as InspectionWorks Connect, allow organizations to operate with greater inspection productivity, conduct more accurate, consistent inspections and shorten the learning curve for new inspectors. Real-time collaboration during asset inspections can deliver many asset reliability, process safety management (PSM) and productivity benefits for asset owners, including: • Improved probability of detection and reduced false indications by allowing an expert second opinion on critical inspections. • Improved inspection productivity and faster startups during large, complex inspection jobs like maintenance turnarounds. • Quicker response and reduced travel costs for urgent inspections by allowing experts to participate remotely, rather than scrambling to an inspection site. • Faster and less expensive training for new technicians by giving them real-time access to expert support and a second opinion. • Improved safety and risk management outcomes by limiting inspector exposure to confined spaces, high temperatures, nuclear or security-critical inspection environments. InspectionWorks Connect is a secure, encrypted solution that is embedded on NDT devices without the use of any additional equipment. It is also zero-install, which means that users only need a web browser to log in remotely. InspectionWorks Connect provides: • Live video streaming of inspections • Collaboration tools, including 2-way chat communication and telestration • Cloud-based infrastructure • Wireless connectivity • Over-the-air software updates Across the aerospace, power generation, offshore oil & gas, petrochemical, refining and nuclear industries, as well as general manufacturing, InspectionWorks Connect offers a new way of improving inspection outcomes. InspectionWorks Connect is currently available for use with visual inspections on the GE XLG3 and GE Mentor Visual iQ Videoprobes, as well as the Mentor EM eddy current portable. Handheld Analyzer Accessory Olympus released the Flex Stand, a compact test stand for its DELTA handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers. This portable accessory offers a cost-effective and simple, hands-free solution to test small samples, standard size sample cups, and bagged samples. In the horizontal configuration, the sample is positioned in the chamber with an adjustable platform and secured with a groove and/or three-position ramp. In the vertical configuration, the sample is positioned in the chamber on top of the analyzer’s measurement window and held by gravity. The DELTA XRF analyzer is secured to the test chamber with a simple push-and-click motion and is released with a convenient bar pull. The test chamber is shielded so that during testing, the x-ray radiation levels are at background. The portable Flex Stand is non-interlocked and is recommended for use with 40kV DELTA XRF analyzers. The DELTA XRF Flex is particularly convenient for a variety of sample types: • Precious Metals: small pieces of jewelry and precious metal scrap • Alloys & Metals: small components, shavings, turnings, wires • Environmental & Mining: samples in baggies or prepped in standard XRF sample cups • RoHS & Consumer Safety: small components & pieces, wires & cables Olympus NDT www.olympus-ims.com/en/xrf-xrd/ delta-handheld/ Videoscope Karl Storz Industrial Group introduces MoVeo™ a portable articulating videoscope system for industrial remote visual inspection applications. The MoVeo portable 4-way articulating video borescope system with integrated full color display, LED light source, rechargeable lithiumion batteries and embedded imaging software provides the industrial investigator a new paradigm in ergonomic, fatigue-free digital visual inspection. The ergonomic handle is designed for both right and left handed operators. The user-friendly software interface offers an exclusive comparative measurement function for estimating the extent of defects during visual inspection. Other unique features include image rotation, autooff, digital zoom, image and video annotation with text, date and time specifications and more… MoVeo delivers professional grade imaging capabilities enabling visual inspection documentation and video recording in high resolution. All image and video data files can be saved via SD cards and easily transmitted to any computer for image processing or video editing. Enhancing its flexibility, MoVeo offers connectivity to external displays for coobservation. MoVeo is an all-in-one video borescope imaging system designed for borescopic non-destructive visual inspection in technical applications including turbines, motors, component parts as well as gas, oil and chemical container inspection without time-consuming disassembly work or causing damage to the object being inspected. Designed to provide the industrial investigator an ergonomic handling experience with unprecedented mobility, MoVeo is a robust industrial grade imaging tool that stands-up to the rigorous demands of today’s remote visual inspection applications. The tungsten carbide sheath with outer coating protection simplifies insertion and protects against compression. 4-way deflection with precision angulation control of up to +/- 150° ensures reliable and effective visual inspection in the most challenging inspection environments. Sheath diameters are available in 4mm and 6mm in various working lengths up-to 6m. Karl Storz Industrial Group, America (805) 562-3980 www.karlstorzindustrial.com
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