Yangebup, Western Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/13/2016 -- The arrival of the MaggHD robotic video magnetic crawler - the only one of its kind in Australia - has been described by the equipment suppliers as a breakthrough in remote tank inspection.
Jason De Silveira, MD of Nexxis, a leading NDT equipment supplier in Australia, said the availability of this high-end, fully portable high definition tank inspection package opened up a world of opportunity for customers. "It basically enables faster, better quality and more versatile tank inspections and this enhanced performance in turn delivers long-term cost reductions and greater efficiencies to users - which is what we aim to do with all of our technical solutions."
The MaggHD, developed by Inuktun, follows the successful release of the MaggUTTM in 2015 and offers a range of expanded capabilities and functionality including a 3600 continuous tilt camera with full 1080p video, a 10x optical zoom, four variable intensity LED lights and parallel laser lines for on-screen size estimation. The camera head can also be removed from the crawler and attached to an extendable pole, which provides opportunities for quick and effective inspection of tanks and pressure vessels.
This new product embodies Nexxis' business objective - which is to constantly seek smarter and better technical solutions which fill gaps in the market and which add value to their customers' operations, and according to De Silveira, industry response has been extremely positive. "For example, when engineers and technicians at the US Department of Energy (DOE) site in Washington where millions of gallons of chemical and radioactive waste are stored in underground tanks were shown the new unit, they all said they loved its continuous tilt, high definition video, laser lines and the joystick control," he said.
"The MaggHD is clearly a product which meets an industry need - and we have plenty of ways that customers in Australia can experience its benefits including long term leasing, short term rentals, rent to own, purchase and financing."
Nexxis supplies specialist pipe inspection cameras (RVI), non destructive testing equipment (NDT), measurement, mechanical tooling and alignment equipment to companies worldwide across a diversity of industries including oil and gas, subsea, energy, aviation, asset maintenance and integrity, utility services, defense and energy.