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  • Foreign Material Exclusion Tools For Your Next Outage

    Foreign material exclusion and retrieval tools should be a standard inventory item for all power plants during their outages. Lets face it, systems break and accidents happen. These events can easily leave your outage at risk. Being prepared to retrieve lost tools or broken components is the smart way slow downs. Every power plant should have at a minimum some sort of borescope or push rod camera to help locate foreign material in their industrial systems. Along with the borescope a variety of retrieval tools are available to remove lost objects foreign material. AIT offers a variety of grasping jaws, snares, powerful magnets and hooks to remove these items from deep with in an industrial system. AIT offers retrieval kits that are capable of locating and removing foreign material as far away as 200 ft. (30M). Learn More About AIT's Retrieval Tools

    Even with the best FME program, accidents happen. Whether it is a dropped part, foreign object, broken component or other foreign material, AIT offers a a full range of inspection cameras and foreign material exclusion retrieval tools. Our tools will locate and retrieve loose parts through existing accesses and ensure a safe start-up. No need to cut into your piping or disassemble unnecessary components.

  • Foreign Object Search and Retrieval Tools

    Foreign object search and retrieval - Motorized Alligator Jaws CAD Motorized Jaws Retrieve Heavy Objects From Industrial Systems

    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.

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  • Retrieval Tools are Part of a Complete Foreign Material Exclusion Program

    Planned and un-planned outages cost time and money. A dropped hard hat, tool, cell phone or other foreign material may find its way into the most hard to reach area in your plant, despite the most rigorous Foreign Material Exclusion (FME) efforts, and keep you from returning to full operating capacity. Foreign object search and retrieval tools can locate can retrieve loose parts, dropped items and other objects from industrial systems and return your plant to full operational status.

    A wide variety of Foreign Object Search and Retrieval tools are available to quickly locate and remove any foreign object, loose part or foreign material from your industrial system. Industrial retrieval tools available include hooks, snares, magnets and alligator jaws. One of the most impressive retrieval tools is a motorized alligator jaw that can grasp virtually anything and remove it from your industrial system. The motorized retrieval tool is powerful enough to drag 50 pound objects and heavier in the right conditions.

    These Foreign material retrieval tools are typically attached to push poles and can be snaked as far as 200 feet to conduct retrievals. Remote visual inspection equipment such as videoscopes or push cameras are used in conjunction with the retrieval tools to locate the foreign object or loose part that needs to be removed. Foreign Material Exclusion programs need to consider having access to these vital tools.

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