We have professional experience in all aspects of underwater inspection techniques and have a wide variety of experience in the off shore oil and gas, civil and shipping industries.
It is very important that all underwater personnel have the skill, training and experience while also possessing the necessary training and certification to ensure safety standards and quality controls are adhered to.
Underwater inspection is extremely important for the following reasons:
- Safety of personnel
- Longevity of structures
- Early identification of problems
- Problem solving
Types of Inspection Techniques used by RRI:
- Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) Used for the early detection of cracks or indications in steel structures.
- Ultrasonic Thickness Readings (U/T) Used for the thickness measurements of steel structures, pipes etc. Determines if corrosion is present and the extent of it.
- Cathodic Protection Readings (CP) Used to measure the protection offered by sacrificial anodes present on structures and vessels. Used for the early identification of corrosion in any area that is not covered by anode protection.
- General and Close Visual Inspection Using CSWIP 3.1 and 3.2U qualified personnel can visually identify any problems that may be present during an inspection.
- Underwater Video and Photography Used to give real time pictures to clients and engineers so areas can be assessed and a permanent record can be kept by the client. This allows for proper evaluation to contribute to a structured maintenance program. We use state of the art digital cameras, strobes, wide angle lenses, DVD editing, top side monitors and communications for real time monitoring.
Here is an example of an underwater inspection/UWILD video: T1 Anode depletion