The Importance of Regular Inspections on Reciprocating Engines
Large bore reciprocating engines are used in many industries and applications, including natural gas compressors, on-site power generation, ship propulsion and mining equipment. Because of the high temperature / high stress characteristics of this type of power source, reciprocating engines are prone to fatigue damage over time. Also, because of the sometimes continuous (24/7) duty cycle of these engines, minimizing the downtime of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance is absolutely critical.
Choosing the Right VS. Inspection Equipment
If you work on large bore reciprocating /piston engines, the VJ-3 video borescope can help you save time and money by allowing you to see the internal condition of combustion chambers, piston domes, valves and gear boxes – all without costly and time-consuming disassembly. If you have an access hole, such as an injector port, at least 3.9mm in diameter, you will be able to snake the insertion tube of the VJ-3 through this point and into the area you need to inspect.