RDVI robots conducting a simulaneous inspection on a tank.

Remote Digital Visual Inspection

Vertech applies Advanced-RDVI as an integrated solution with a focus on pre-planning and specialist execution packages to deliver high levels of data & results that can not only be used for pressure equipment sign off but also for post-inspection analysis, risk reviews and process operational requirements.

The Vertech Advanced-RDVI team has over 60 years of RDVI experience, gathered from a variety of industries including Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Dairy and Power Generation from all across the globe.

This ensures that our clients have the right people, systems, equipment and support to meet all their remote inspection needs.

Our complete remote visual inspection services ensure our client’s inspections are completed with the highest level of integrity and are repeatable for future comparative purposes. Vertech technicians bring a wealth of experience to the table that helps get first-class results efficiently without compromising data reliability.

Our Advanced RDVI Services Include

A vertech RDVI crawler system conducting internal vessel inspections

Systematic Inspection Procedures
RDVI technicians are trained in; systematic inspection procedures to enable higher levels of coverage; how to record, secure and prepare data in a logical format for communication; and how to correctly perform the post-inspection review processes.

Degradation Identification
Our team has been trained in degradation identification and detection utilising 2D imagery. This is important as technicians have to know what they are looking at to ensure all relevant data is captured.

Tooling Identification Competency
Vertech technicians are trained across a range of digital camera systems so they know what camera is required & why, how to set it up correctly and what specific lenses need to be applied to get the best results.

A vertech RDVI robotic crawler system completing internal visual inspection of pressure vessels during a shutdown and turn around on an LNG facility in australia

Tooling Application Competency
Our team is trained in the use and application of specialist support tooling that we design and build to ensure cameras are placed in the right focal ranges, giving the clearest view of possible degradation.

Process Optimisation Training
Vertech RDVI technicians are trained in the process and operational aspects to ensure they can detect and highlight indications of process reliability, helping your operational team run your facility at the highest efficiency.

Safety Training
Our team is trained to safely use, operate and get equipment into high-level work environments without causing sim-ops conflicts, incidents and accidents.

Front End Engineering Design (FEED)

Our RDVI team collaborate with our clients during the FEED and planning phase of a project to define critical assets areas where RDVI can be applied, what will be required to access these areas and the likely degradation mechanism.

RDVI integration in the Pre-FEED and FEED stages of the project maximises RDVI capabilities and results in the most significant savings, exceptional inspection coverage, a reduction in turnaround timeframes and fewer resource requirements. This process also dramatically reduces the possibility of substantial changes being required during the execution phase.

3D model of a tank created during the Front End Engineering Design.
Our front end engineering design services include:
  • Review of Pressure vessel design criteria
  • Review vessel matrix and damage mechanisms
  • Complete Risk review & prioritisations
  • Advice on dedicated inspection access points
  • Project Engineering
  • Updated Pressure vessel nozzle configurations
  • Update tertiary steelwork designs for non-intrusive inspection
  • Provide guidance for online inspections
  • Integrate planning with NII
  • Provide guidance on remote NDT Applications

Operational Planning & Review

Vertech’s Facility Review & Planning service provides clients with focused campaign planning for the internal inspection requirements of pressure equipment. Our processes ensure that the correct inspection equipment, support tooling and techniques are applied in a timely and efficient manner.

We have taken full advantage of our team’s extensive campaign & project experience to create a specialised array of procedures and methods to help reduce execution windows, bringing assets back online faster.

A program modelling the inside of a tank that will later be the subject of an RDVI inspection.
Our operational planning & review services include:
  • Project and Program Management
  • Leak point reduction
  • Identification of high-risk locations
  • Reduction in resources required
  • Reduction of inspection time frames
  • Integration with NDT methods
  • Focused inspection point targeting
  • Reduction in inspection time frames
  • Simulated inspections
  • RDVI specific work pack generation

RDVI Specialised Onsite Execution Services

Vertech’s Campaign Execution Team provides complete end-to-end assistance with campaigns, projects and turnarounds. Our RDVI technicians have a wide variety of inspection experience and are specifically trained across the full suite of RDVI technologies, allowing them to assess each situation and apply the correct tooling on a case by case basis.

What sets Vertech’s RDVI Team apart is that our experts understand the needs of a variety of stakeholder groups, from onsite personnel to upper management. Our team works with each group every step of the way to help them understand and interpret the relevant data, results & information.

RDVI tank inspection in a campaign execution service package.
Our RDVI onsite execution services include:
  • Project and Program Management
  • Full turn-key solution
  • Vertech owned & proprietary equipment
  • Highly mobile and adaptable teams
  • Multi-skilled and disciplined technicians
  • Highly experience and trained technicians
  • Systematic inspection processes
  • Integrates with all stakeholders onsite
  • 2D Image analysis specialists

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Remote Visual Inspection (RVI)

Vertech group has led the charge and invested heavily in reducing and eventually removing manned inspections through advanced robotics such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), Remote Digital Video Inspection (RDVI), robotic crawlers, and mini-ROV’s.

Vertech is both Civil Aviation safety authority (CASA), hold class accreditation with International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and is recognised member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for “Remote Inspection Techniques: UAV Inspection”.

When combined with our hull tank surveyors or our multi-disciplined AICIP or API inspectors, our pilots can complete safe and cost-effective inspections of structures, process piping and pressure vessels without the need for higher risk alternatives such as rope access, or scaffolding. Through our group Company AUAV we can offer powerful digital twins of each asset inspected through the INSITE™ UAV & Drone 3D Spatial Inspection data platform

AUAV pilot driving a drone for the purposes of RVI
Our UAV RVI Services Include:

ADVANCED RDVI SERVICES

robotic Foreign Object search and retrieval (FOSAR)
FOREIGN OBJECT SEARCH & RETRIEVAL (FOSAR)
RDVI in-field inspection using a robotic crwler system
RDVI IN-FIELD INSPECTIONS
Process efficiency inspections using RDVI / RVI methods
PROCESS EFFICIENCY
Conditional monitoring using RVI / RDVI system and specialist
CONDITIONAL MONITORING
Hydrocarbon enriched atmosphere inspections using remote visual isspection cameras and crawlers
HYRDOCARBON ENRICHED ATMOSPHERE INSPECTIONS
Baseline, completion, close-up & QA/QC inspections.
Baseline, completion, close-up & QA/QC inspections