Visual Inspection (VT) & Boroscopy
Advance NDT Service
Straightpoint provides Visual inspection services on various engineering structures and products from its several Australian Laboratories. Straightpoint comprises a team of experienced Inspectors, Metallurgist, Engineers, API / CSWIP / ASNT certified Inspectors and NDT Personnel. The combination of these professionals from different specialty area ensures that the end user is benefited by implementation of the most cost effective inspection regime that will comply with the regulatory requirements, various international Standards and provide fitness for purpose data.
Visual inspections also commonly called as Visual examination or Visual Testing VT on objects, parts, components engineering structures is the oldest and reliable non-destructive testing method. This test method is applied to almost every product as a quality assurance tool. Generally, the most detrimental unacceptable discontinuities in the objects or items are the surface opening discontinuities. Visual scanning, inspection or testing can successfully detect these unacceptable surface discontinuities without applying expensive test methods.
There are several aids to facilitate and enhance visual inspection. One of the best example is Boroscopy. Boroscopy is applied whenever there is a restriction or access limitations to examine the area of interest with naked eyes. Some of the examples of restricted access are welded pipes, in-service piping, pressure vessel, engine parts, or similar closed assemblies. Straightpoint staff used Olympus IPLEX LX Boroscope for visual examination of internal surface. The use of Boroscopy enhances the examination process, provides better understanding of the subject area and photographs of internal surface for condition monitoring or traceable record keeping.