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Geo Therm Ltd
Thermal Imaging,
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Offshore Thermal Inspection Services

Offshore Infrared Thermal Inspections UKCS and Worldwide

If you are in need of an offshore thermal imaging survey company, look no further than the team at Geo Therm Ltd. Based in Suffolk UK our team pride themselves on being the leading thermal imaging surveyors for the offshore oil and gas industry, performing offshore thermographic surveys since 2002.

Geo Therm Ltd are Associate members of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and aspire to meet their aims, to professionally serve and service the offshore drilling and production energy sectors to comply with maintenance, rig Classification and commissioning needs.

For more information contact our team of survey engineers and find out how our team can mobilise to help you today.

Offshore Thermographic Surveys

Offshore Thermographic Surveys

Our offshore thermographic surveys are best undertaken while equipment is operational, preferably when performing infrared (IR) electrical inspections a minimum of 40% load is required. Examples of previous offshore thermographic surveys have found:

  • Loose busbar bolts, faulty SCR units, loose transformer winding taps
  • Loose terminal block/JB connections, failing fuse holders, load imbalances, stator motor issues, welded contactors, extreme induction heating at steel supports and at loose grounds
  • High temperatures at mud pumps and engine drive shafts bearings
  • Dissimilar tensioned brushes on mud pump and draw-work DC motor commutators
  • Loose connections in main engine and emergency generator terminal boxes
  • HVAC motor drive shaft alignment problems
  • Passing valves in high-pressure process piping, and poorly torqued bolts at pipe flanges
  • Coolant blockages in compressor and engine radiators, and perished rubber hosing
  • Missing or deteriorated insulation behind main and emergency engine exhaust cowlings
  • Engine block hotspots revealing internal engine problems that could cause future failures.
  • Galley equipment hot plate faults

Offshore Preventative Maintenance

At Geo Therm, our thermal imaging services are an asset to any offshore preventative maintenance department and asset manager wanting experienced and respected surveyors to complete their third-party inspections within time and budget. Our exception-based interim reports provide a rapid turnaround of information after each survey completion, and a further two finalised reports are sent to your company headquarters within seven working days on return to our UK office.

Offshore Preventative Maintenance

For all your Offshore Thermal Inspections in the UKCS or worldwide, Choose Geo Therm Ltd

We are a reliable, leading thermal imaging surveying company, based in Suffolk UK. Geo Therm Ltd has an outstanding track record of delivering the highest quality IRT inspections worldwide. Our team provides invaluable and immediate data for a variety of offshore oil and gas applications whether it’s on a drillship, jack-up, tender, FPSO’s, FSO, semi-submersible, fixed platform or land-based rig we have likely to have surveyed it.

So, should you be searching for a ‘thermal imaging survey company’ regardless if the survey requirement is in Suffolk, the UKCS or worldwide, be sure to call our team at Geo Therm today!

Offshore Inspection Services

Geo Therm Ltd are Associate members of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) we aspire to meet their aims, to professionally serve and service the offshore energy sectors to comply with maintenance, Class and commissioning needs.

Thermographic (IR) Inspections

Condition monitoring offshore drilling and platform rig energised electrical equipment with a minimum of 40% load using the latest radiometric thermal imaging cameras has been the main stay of our business since 2002. Identifying extreme thermal stress and electrical issues before an outage occurs. Applicable to the entire rig-wide distribution equipment from: SCR’s, transformers, engine generators, main engine exhausts, MP/DW motor’s, motor bearings and bulkhead temperature monitoring during flaring.

Ex Inspections

We also offer Ex inspections to offshore platforms, drilling rigs and LNG vessels for annual inspections and maintenance of Ex equipment to ensure continued compliance and includes updating of the asset Ex Register. Whether it is a detailed, close or visual inspection our inspections will meet your requirements, verifying installed Ex equipment meets BS EN60079 specifications and standards, identifying non-compliance items and potential sources of ignition.

Compressed Air Leak Inspections

Air is free until it is compressed. Our inspections can pin-point the smallest compressed air leak, even in noisy environments. Air passing through a crack or pin-sized hole will generate turbulence, creating a HF ultrasonic component. Using the latest ultrasonic probes, we able to locate and tag each leak in readiness for repair. This inspection method can also be applied for hydro-carbon leaks to limit emission losses and improve & minimise energy related costs.

Circuit Breaker Injection Testing & Verification

TGeo Therm Ltd can provide circuit breaker injection testing. Testing main circuit breakers under full operating voltages and currents can be impractical when overseas, under managed conditions secondary current injection testing can be performed to comply with 5 yearly checks. Our test-set injects and measures the current required to trigger its operation. The test confirms circuit breaker operation performance, critical in any electrical breaker system. All current injection work is carried out by qualified technicians using calibrated equipment.

A60 Door Replacement, Hatch Cover/Door Air Leak Testing

Checking doors and hatch seal integrity is vital for hold and accommodation air tightness and an often-overlooked component to any offshore PM program. Hatch and door tightness testing is critical to ensure no inhalation of gases dangerous to health (such as H2S) occurs and preventing water ingress likely to result in cargo damage and stability issues. Testing utilises the ultrasound leak test method, this non-destructive test method is ideal for A60 rated doors and all hatch types. We also supply, fit and air leak test A60 rated doors and seals.

HVPD First Pass Monitoring Inspections

Partial discharge (PD) is a condition that occurs in high voltage electrical switchgear connections and cabling. When insulation deteriorates, it creates a characteristic high-frequency noise. If PD continues, it will erode the insulation and eventually result in a complete failure or breakdown, resulting in a potential interruption to operations. Failures often cause unplanned power outages, loss of production, equipment damage and worse - personnel injury. By detecting and trending PD over time, it is possible to observe its trend and characteristics that will assist in the decision-making process.

Hazardous Area Gas Leak Inspections

Leaks in any live system is a cause for concern, when they occur in process vessels and piping holding combustible gases they become a health and safety priority. Our IR Gas Finder uses the latest infrared technology to locate fugitive gases escaping into the environment. Able to detect a range of volatile organic compounds the IR Gas Find camera can rapidly scan large areas and miles of piping, to deliver real-time thermal imaging of gas leaks helping to identify worn, damaged, or incomplete assembled components.

Supply & Install Infrared (IR) Inspection Windows

Inspecting energized electrical equipment is a hazardous, high risk task. Using and installing our range of Infrared inspection windows will permit safe and permanent viewing access into live equipment without the risk of exposing people to the risks of electrocution or arc flash – important if lone working on remote assets is required. IR windows will also improve the efficiency of maintenance regimes (thus reducing costs) and permit engineers access to the live assets at any time without the need to obtain a permit to work, compromising their safety, the safety of the environment housing the asset and the stability of the asset itself. Infrared inspection windows are easily fitted into enclosure fronts/doors at point of manufacture or can be retro-fitted into many types of electrical cabinets, such as switchboards, transformers, MCC’s and generator housings. For additional information on IR inspection windows enquire now.

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