Initially, endoscopes were mainly used for medical purposes, also known as medical endoscopes. The industrial endoscope we know today is derived from the medical field.
Nowadays, industrial endoscopes are used in all walks of life and have long been known to the public. With the innovation of technology, the functions of industrial endoscopes are becoming more and more powerful, the use is becoming more and more simple, and the types are becoming more and more diverse. For example, portable industrial endoscopes, high-definition industrial endoscopes, megapixel endoscopes, and so on are common.
In terms of application, it involves aerospace, automobile manufacturing, medical equipment, power equipment, police and military fields, the petrochemical industry, and so on. The application of industrial endoscopes in some industries is described below.
Public Security and Customs
Weapons manufacturing is used to check the wear, looseness, oil leakage of mechanical gear parts, and the internal condition of the gun barrel. Security inspection is used by public security and customs departments to inspect hidden drugs and smuggled goods. Video endoscope technology has also been applied in weapons manufacturing, daily maintenance, security, customs inspection, search and rescue, and life detection. Search and rescue detection is used for earthquake search and rescue, emergency search, and explosion-proof inspection.
Routine maintenance and inspection of large diesel engines, engines, and pipelines of Railways and ships. It is used for regular inspection of aircraft turbine, blade, engine, weld surface, duct surface, combustion chamber interior or engine body, as well as research, development, and manufacturing of rocket engines.
There is no need to disassemble the tested equipment during the testing process, so it is a very cost-effective testing solution. Especially for the internal defect detection and inspection of storage tanks, heat exchangers, spherical tank trucks in petroleum refineries, pipeline facilities in the chemical industry, special inspection stations, and pressure vessel production units.
Locomotive, Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Food pipeline
In the railway/ship industry， industrial endoscopes are used to inspect electric locomotives, air conditioning systems, turbines, heaters, diesel engines, boiler flame, and pipelines. In construction engineering, it is used to check the corrosion and dirt of steel pipes, internal diagnosis of walls, rust of reinforcement, cracks of support shafts and bridge joints, etc. it can also be used to observe the cavities inside the tunnel and building models; Diagnosis of corrosion and blockage of tap water drainage pipe. Research units are used for observation, scientific research, laboratory, archaeology, etc. of research institutions.
The advent and popularization of industrial endoscopes have strongly guaranteed the safe operation and production of industrial equipment, and indirectly protected people's normal life.