The Olympus Nortec 600: portable, rugged eddy current analysis in virtually any environment. Image courtesy Olympus.

The Olympus Nortec 600: portable, rugged eddy current analysis in virtually any environment. Image courtesy Olympus.

OLYMPUS will display items from its range of inspection and measurement systems at the 2015 Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG) – its remote visual inspection (RVI) technology among them.

In an announcement, the company said the technique had become critical within the industry, helping to reduce the number of necessary confined space entries as well as enabling viewing of small areas which were previously inaccessible.

One featured instrument will be the new RollerForm phased array wheel probe, developed by Olympus specifically to simplify the inspection of composites as well as corrosion in pipes and vessels.

The RollerForm, combined with a phased array flaw detector such as the Olympus OmniScan SX, uses zero-degree ultrasonic beams for manufacturing and maintenance inspections.

The unique tyre material of the RollerForm has been designed to guarantee high-quality, immersion-like ultrasonic testing in a durable, hand-held instrument.

Also on display will be the Nortec 600, which incorporates the latest advancements in high-performance eddy current flaw detection.

A compact, durable unit, it is ideal for markets such as industrial quality assurance in construction, oil and gas production and exploration.

The rugged housing of the device makes it ideal for use in a wide range of harsh operating environments, Olympus said.