Quick and Simple Visual Inspections
- Storage Tanks
Millions of Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) and Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) are utilized across the globe in a range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical, municipal, mining and nuclear. They can be used to hold almost anything – from water or industrial chemicals, to fuels and various types of waste products. Some are simple steel cylinders, while others have been custom designed with unique treatments or coatings to withstand corrosive and hazardous materials. But they all have one thing in common … they need to be inspected!
In some industries, these inspections are highly regulated. Take the American Petroleum Institute’s API 653 standard as an example – it defines, in exhaustive detail, the requirements for regular inspection of ASTs in the petroleum industry. While other industries may not be as tightly controlled, they all have a minimum set of standards for monitoring tanks for corrosion, leaks, or other potential problems that result from regular wear and tear or extraordinary use. And we can help! Crystal Cam Imaging, Inc. offers turnkey solutions for fast and easy remote visual inspection (RVI): the Amber and Diamond camera systems.
Both systems are simple to use and compact, with built-in batteries and a telescoping carbon-fiber pole for operation almost anywhere. The Amber system offers 400 TV lines and a built-in monitor with a separate DVR that records directly to a USB drive. Or, when high resolution is needed, the Diamond HD system provides full 1080p video without sacrificing portability or capability.