This agreement was signed with one of the company’s alliance partners; ADI – Industrial Services. ADI-IS, a Belgium based Industrial Services Company has been carrying out Furnace Endoscopy Inspections at operating temperatures using globally for more than 25 years.
In fact, DGC has been representing ADI-IS in the region since 2018. The two companies, in alliance have successfully completed a number of inspections within the local metal smelting and mineral processing industries. This development will however allow ADI-IS’ technology and know-how to be more accessible to furnace operators in the territory. They will also benefit with much shorter lead times and more cost effective proposals.
Furnace Endoscopy Inspections allow for real time visualisation of the interior of a furnace while it is in operation. This method enables Operators to fully assess the internal state of various parts of the unit. Furnace Endoscopy is normally targeted at identifying anomalies in terms of refractory lining wear, material flow issues, excess material build-ups or the physical state of internal equipment.
During inspection, a highly robust, purpose designed water / air cooled camera is inserted through existing inspection openings on strategically selected parts of the furnace system. The camera is then manually manipulated to view angles of up to 360 degrees within the unit. Images are captured and labelled according to the opening location and visualisation angle.
After inspection, the images are taken for further processing, analysis and interpretation in their industrial context. Analysis is always done in conjunction with furnace drawings and process data.