Sometimes you just need to improvise. While IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) technology is designed to inspect the unexpected, operators know all too well that MacGyver skills are sometimes needed to get a job done. Case in point…
The photo on the right shows Inuktun P.Eng. and Project Manager, Gabe Hamilton, in the field at a recent visual inspection and ultrasonic testing job in Rio, Brazil (check out the #InuktunInTheWild sighting here), using a makeshift solution to mix and add couplant to a customized crawler system – all on the side of a busy highway at the job site. Given the unkempt environment, the couplant ended up similar to a lumpy gravy consistency that needed to be strained. Working with what was on hand, the Inuktun operators took a two-liter bottle, poked holes in the lid and used it like a sieve to pour into another smaller bottle that was duct taped to the couplant tank acting as a funnel. Hey, whatever gets the job done!
Take a look at the successful in-pipe ultrasonic testing in this short video clip courtesy of the Spectrum 120HD™ high definition pan, tilt and zoom inspection camera onboard the Versatrax 300™ vehicle. This OnSpec custom solution employed four rotating UT probes and brushes in a single plane, for comprehensive thickness measurement of the refinery pipeline being inspected.
IM3™ technology allows operators to inspect the unexpected in the most uninviting environments and confined spaces. Contact your local Inuktun representative to discuss your remote visual inspection (RVI) and nondestructive testing (NDT) requirements for an IM3™ solution today.