International Sugar Journal

Remote digital visual inspection and the creation of a digital twin in support of inspection strategies* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         Visual inspection of tanks, pressure vessels, towers, stacks, piping and other infrastructure can be a lengthy and costly exercise.  Along with this are the dangers and risks associated with putting humans into confined spaces and operating at elevated heights.  High-resolution cameras attached to drones have become a safe and reliable alternative to inspecting objects at height, while mounting cameras with suitable lighting onto magnetic crawlers [remotely operated vehicles (ROV)] has avoided the need for people to enter confined spaces.  During a typical remote inspection, a competent inspector can view live HD video images to assess the condition of the…

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