What are Portable Videoscopes?
When you have an inspection job to handle, there are few tools as useful as a portable videoscope. A portative videoscope allows inspectors to examine spaces that are normally out of view such as pipes, engines, turbines, or any hard-to-reach space in need of regular inspection. A portable videoscope is a type of portable borescope or mobile visual inspection tool, that leverages the latest technologies to capture live video images inside small, cramped spaces.
Specifically, a portable videoscope is a flexible inspection camera with an insertion tube made up of either poly/vinyl, stainless steel or tungsten sheathing. Typical diameters for portable borescopes range from 2.1mm through 8mm and average probe lengths range from 1 meter through 7.5 meters. These tools are ideal for on-the-go inspection jobs and often come with an array of accessories.
What Industries Use Portable Borescopes or Videoscopes?
Portable borescope cameras are incredibly versatile and are used throughout many industries as they can be custom made by length, diameter and features to suit specific inspections. Portable industrial borescopes and videoscopes also can be utilized to complete a large variety of comprehensive inspections. For example, when thinking about areospace and helicopter inspections most aircraft inspections will use a 4mm diameter for Pratt & Whitney engines and a 6mm diameter for larger GE engines.
There are portable inspection camera systems designed specifically for gas and oil inspections. Those particular videoscopes are certified as explosion proof for additional safety of the end user. The enclosed design of these cameras makes them water, dust, and oil proof. Some of these cameras can have a non-articulating style probe, while others have articulation. Most videoscopes including portable videoscopes come standard with built-in LEDs, batteries and monitor. This allows the end user more portability as they are no longer tied down to external power or light sources. The monitor makes it much easier on the user since there is no longer an eye piece to look through. Most videoscopes are designed with a direct viewing angle; however, some systems do offer tips to change this.
What Makes a Borescope Portable?
Portable borescopes feature the same versatility and technology of traditional models in a more convenient package. Whether you’re traveling across the street or across the planet, portable borescopes make inspection jobs easy. Flexible-style inspection cameras include insertion tubes made of poly/vinyl, tungsten sheathing, or stainless steel. Designed to be ultra-lightweight and easy to carry, portable borescopes often don’t require a “plug-in” power source, for added convenience.
Professionals Choose USABorescopes
USABorescopes is a world leader in portable borescopes and other remote visual inspection technologies. Our cutting-edge portable videoscopes are used in commercial and industrial settings. We take pride in saving our customers time while delivering quality service. The next time you have an inspection job and need help selecting the perfect tool, contact us for a quote. We love a challenge, and are happy to recommend options for portable videoscope system rentals and sales. Call us at 931-362-3304 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.