It can happen... Even the smallest objects can cause large expenses for your facility. Foreign Object Search And Retrieval (FOSAR) tools, Loose Parts Retrieval Tools, Foreign Material Exclusion Retrieval Tools (FME) and Foreign Object Debris Retrieval Tools (FOD) will locate and remove foreign material from your system. A good Foreign Material Exclusion Program Will include tools to quickly and efficiently remove unwanted material from an industrial system.
Loose parts and foreign materials are a reality of nearly every plant outage and turnaround. A dropped wrench, bolt or other foreign object can be catastrophic to system integrity and plant safety. Industrial plants on the cutting edge of technology use foreign material search and retrieval to ensure a safe start up.
A Foreign Object Retrieval tool kit will consist of alligator jaws, snares, hooks, powerful magnets, and motorized grippers. Along with the tools, flexible fiberglass poles are employed as a deliver device. The poles allow engineers to remotely navigate pipes and other industrial systems as far as 200 feet (60 Meters) and grap onto any object and remove it. Typically a videoscope, video borescope or pipe inspection camera is used in conjunction with the retrieval tool kit. The videoscopes, borescopes and pipe cameras are used to inspect the industrial system to locate and assist in properly positioning the retrieval tools.
Remote Visual Inspection Equipment Used For Retrieval at Electrical Power Plant