When inspecting hazardous environments, you need tools that can withstand flammable, and combustible vapors, dusts, and liquids. Hazardous portable inspection cameras are the solution. Whether you’re inspecting hard to reach areas, natural gas lines, or fuel tanks, the right hazardous environment borescope can make all the difference. Class I Div II borescopes are uniquely designed so that they do not adversely interact with the environment during an inspection and are used across industries, including law enforcement, aviation, gas tank inspectors, and oil and gas professionals.
Class 1 Division II Area vs. Zone 0 Hazardous Classification
An area that is classified as Class I, Division 2 or Zone 2 means that there are ignitable concentrations of combustible or volatile gases, vapors, or liquids that are not likely to exist in normal operating conditions. Areas classified as Zone 0 feature ignitable concentrations of combustible or volatile gases, vapors, or liquids that are consistently present or present for long periods of time.
What Are The Benefits Of An Intrinsically Safe Camera?
A Class I Div II and Class 0 inspection system offers a wide range of benefits for professionals working in hazardous settings. Intrinsically safe isn’t just a marketing term – it’s a description of just how well-designed these class 1 div 1 cameras truly are. They’re built to function normally even when surrounded by hazardous materials. This helps ensure a nondestructive inspection every time. These tools are true modern marvels, with impact-proof, dust-proof, and corrosion-proof features built to withstand even the harshest of conditions. They ensure the safety of the equipment, the space being inspected, and the operator.
The P374 Inspection Camera is the only certified Zone 0 intrinsically safe inspection camera on the market. The P374 camera is only available with the 1-inch diameter probe and 200 feet of working length. There isn’t a smaller diameter intrinsically safe borescope or a micro borescope available to inspect hazardous environments for zone 0. If you require a smaller diameter hazardous environment borescope you often can find certified Class I Div II borescopes with 4 mm borescopes, 6 mm borescopes, or 8 mm diameter borescopes.
Explosion-proof borescopes are versatile, reliable, and safe for the operator to use in even the most hazardous of environments. In the past, many gas turbine inspectors would use a standard borescope for their turbine inspection. Now, we see more and more professionals turning to class 1 division 2 cameras for their turbine inspections.
Why Get A Intrinsically Safe Borescope From USABorescopes?
If you’re in the market for a hazardous environment borescope, you’ve come to the right place. USABorescopes offers a wide selection of borescopes including intrinsically safe inspection cameras, fiberscopes, videoscopes, and accessories. With so many great options available, you will be sure to find the inspection tool for your specific needs.
Not sure what inspection tool you need? Contact us today and speak to one of our knowledgeable borescope experts. Allow one of our team members to guide you through the process and determine which borescope you need. We even offer rentals!