REMOTE VISUAL INSPECTION (RVI)

KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES SAFE AND MINIMIZE OFFLINE TIME WITH IIA’S REMOTE VISUAL INSPECTION (RVI).


 

When it comes to structural integrity, guesswork is never good enough. IIA delivers the data you need to make informed decisions about critical assets, from reactor pressure vessels to buried piping and beyond.

We are experts in non-destructive examination (NDE), and remote visual inspection (RVI) is one of our specialties. From general assessments to foreign object retrieval or sinkhole examinations, RVI allows us to safely navigate the most challenging inspection conditions to reveal the true internal condition of systems and components. Our explosion-proof cameras and experienced team are at your service around the clock.

RVI offers an alternative to costly disassembly of components or systems, saving both time and money. In terms of worker safety, RVI is invaluable because it allows us to gather critical information in areas that are difficult or unsafe for people to access.

Our explosion-proof cameras can navigate tanks, tubes, vessels and pipes with ease — from access points as small as one-quarter inch in diameter. Our toolkit includes pan tilt and zoom cameras that ensure a thorough inspection of tanks, vessels, and rail cars.

Each inspection concludes with a comprehensive, user-friendly report featuring digital data and insight you can act on. A color-coded map with GPS locations shows areas that were inspected. Defects are highlighted based on a risk assessment, offering a roadmap for repairs.

RVI Applications


Our team is equipped to deliver the following internal visual inspections and services in tanks, tubes, vessels, or pipes (1/4" diameter and larger):

  • Cracks, Holes or Joint Separation
  • Collapsed Pipes
  • Blockage or Debris Build Up
  • Foreign Object Removal/Retrieval
  • General Assessment - Cleanliness, Corrosion, Water
  • Feedwater Line Inspections
  • Cold and Hot Reheat Line Inspection with Magnetic Crawlers
  • ROV to Assist in Inspection of CST and RSWT Tanks

Industries Served


Clients in virtually every industry turn to IIA for our RVI expertise:

Refinery

Petrochemical

Power Generation

Manufacturing

Department of Defense

Oil and Gas
(Midstream & Downstream)

Pulp

Food & Beverage

Pharmaceuticals

Automotive

Cities / Municipalities

Complementary NDE Methods


For a complete picture of asset condition, many of our clients choose to couple IIA’s qualitative RVI services with quantitative non-destructive testing methods. Our sophisticated RVI equipment allows us to zero in on internal damage. We can then use eddy current or ultrasonic testing to provide precise measurements of the defect, as well as comprehensive exterior assessments of tanks, tubes, vessels and pipes. As a full-service inspection company, IIA is equipped to follow up on RVI results with eddy current, ultrasonic and other advanced NDE. Our team can also help you plan a damage mitigation strategy, if needed.

RVI Equipment Rental


Our field technicians are highly skilled and trained in operating the latest RVI equipment — and available any time of the day or night. For clients who choose to perform the inspection themselves, we offer a large selection of RVI equipment rental to help ensure a fast and accurate inspection. Every piece of equipment is thoroughly inspected to ensure superior performance before it is shipped.

View our entire line of RVI Equipment Rental


VIEW EQUIPMENT

Resources


Brochures & Summary Sheets

Ask Yourself These Questions First...
WHAT’S THE TRUE CONDITION OF YOUR UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE? Many companies will offer a fast fix to your surface or...
WHO WE ARE In 2015, the founders of Industrial Inspection & Analysis, Inc.™ (IIA) began with a vision to build a best-in-class, industrial inspection...
WHO WE ARE In 2015, the founders of Industrial Inspection & Analysis, Inc.™ (IIA) began with a vision to build a best-in-class, industrial inspection...

Blog Posts & Articles

July 25, 2022
NFPA Inspections

Top-Notch Testing Gives North Brunswick Fire Chief Peace of Mind

With danger just a phone call away, the life of a firefighter is not for the faint of heart. Industrial Inspection & Analysis (IIA) is proud to provide top-notch testing services that give firefighters one less thing to worry about.
July 11, 2022

IIA Helps JCR Construction Reduce Testing Time by 75%

Since 1984, New Hampshire-based JCR Construction (JCR), a Quanta Service company, has helped keep the lights on across New England, and rallied to aid utilities across the nation in the wake of the most severe storms. In this inherently dangerous business, annual testing of bucket trucks, live line tools and protective gear is critical to keeping line workers safe.
March 28, 2022

Turnkey Solution Helps Paper Mill Find & Fix Piping Issues

From paper and petrochemical to pipelines and power, any plant outage is a costly prospect. Offering speed and accuracy, IIA’s non-invasive inspections minimize downtime and costs, and may often offer environmental benefits as well.

Videos

IIA Field Services has the staff, equipment, and knowledge to help your refinery, petrochemical, or power plant observe, identify, and document the internal...
IIA helps refineries overcome a multitude of non-destructive examination challenges. From foreign object removal to unexpected sinkhole examinations...

Certifications and Guidelines


  • All Certifications Based on Guidelines in SNT-TC-1A and CP189
  • Texas Department of State Health Services – Radioactive Materials Licensing (MC 2835)
  • New Mexico Environment Department Radioactive Material License
  • In Line Inspection Validation
  • American Welding Society
  • Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/UE (European Certification)
  • Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999
  • ASNT Level III
  • IRRSP

Certifications and Guidelines


  • All Certifications Based on Guidelines in SNT-TC-1A and CP189
  • Texas Department of State Health Services – Radioactive Materials Licensing (MC 2835)
  • New Mexico Environment Department Radioactive Material License
  • In Line Inspection Validation
  • American Welding Society
  • Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/UE (European Certification)
  • Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999
  • ASNT Level III
  • IRRSP

Your online resource to expand your knowledge base for Industrial Inspections, Laboratory, Lifting and Engineering Services.