Inspection Services

KAEFER In­su­lated Pipe Scan (KIPS) is a port­able, real-time ra­dio­graphic ima­ging sys­tem that scans through in­su­la­tion to determine the con­di­tion of un­der­ly­ing pipes.

KIPS cap­tures video and im­ages that high­light prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with pipes (i.e. cor­ro­sion un­der in­su­la­tion, mois­ture and ice). Res­ults are re­cor­ded in real-time, al­low­ing in­stant ana­lysis.

The sys­tem provides a fast, ac­cur­ate con­di­tion ana­lysis of in­su­lated pipe without the need to re­move clad­ding or in­su­la­tion. This res­ults in sig­ni­fic­ant cost sav­ings – by min­im­ising the time taken to identify is­sues with the pipe, re­medi­ation works can be per­formed sooner.

KIPS al­lows rapid test­ing of in­su­lated pip­ing, cov­er­ing up to 200m per day. The sys­tem can be used on pipes ran­ging from 20mm – 1,200mm, with in­su­la­tion ran­ging from 10mm – 150mm. The system can be used on insulated pipes with temperatures ranging from -200oC to 700oC.

KIPS can be used on a wide range of insulation materials, including fibreglass, mineral wool, closed & open cell foam injection, PUR & PIR and acoustic barriers as well as fireproofing materials such as asbestos, Chartek and FENDOLITE.

The portability of the system enables pipes in any location to be tested using rope access.

KAEFER Integrated Services
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