Remote Visual Inspection (RVI)

 

Remote Visual Inspection, also known as RVI, refers to a specialty branch of Nondestructive Testing (NDT). RVI is commonly used as a predictive maintenance or regularly scheduled maintenance tool to assess the "health" and operability of fixed and portable assets.

The "remote" portion of RVI refers to the characterization of the operator not entering the inspection area due to physical size constraints or potential safety issues related to the inspection environment.

 

Tools

 

Common tools used for RVI are as follows:

 

  • Video Borescopes

  • Rigid Borescopes

  • Flexible fiberscope

  • Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras

  • Push cameras

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