PCR have perfected the requirement of inspecting the chimney lining whilst the Chimney is on line and also use drones to conduct initial external inspections where applicable.
A ‘Hot Camera’ has been designed and used on a number of jobs where the Client is unable to switch off the boilers on an industrial chimney due to operational reasons. The benefit of this equipment allows maintenance engineers to survey their chimneys without having to plan for a turnaround or shutdown.
- During our development of the camera we had to consider the extreme heat within the industrial chimneys up to 300 degrees C
- Danger to personnel working at the top of the Chimney due to heat and noxious gases
The hazards are fully considered and an engineered proposal has been developed as follows:-
The lining is filmed with a self contained system within a heat capsule, the equipment consists of 4 videos at 90 degree points recording onto SD cards; the capsule also houses powerful lighting to enhance imagery.