The viZaar industrial imaging AG offers NDT services for foreign object search and retrieval (FOSAR). We take care of your foreign object retrieval, no matter what time it is. Our emergency service is at your disposal 24/7.
In urgent cases, please contact +49 172 7245270 or +49 171 6422761.
During our business hours, can reach us here: +49 7432 98375-0 (free call within Germany: 0800 3600371).
We recover foreign objects from…
applications in the nuclear sector
machines and components
tanks and other containers
The importance of foreign object retrieval
FOSAR is a very important part of non-destructive testing. It includes the detection and recovery of foreign parts and objects, which have unintentionally entered plant components, vessels or machines. During repairs and routine checks it can easily occur that foreign objects such as screws, nuts, components or even tools are being lost or simply forgotten inside an application. Also, it is not uncommon that during work, such small items accidentally slip into plant components, containers or pipes from which they cannot be removed without the aid of retrieval tools.
Leaving such foreign objects in industrial plants, machines or components can have fatal consequences. If they are not recovered, this might result in corrosion or contamination and thus damage the plant. Furthermore, this can lead to considerable operational disruptions up to production stops or, in the worst case, even cause safety risks. Hence, the professional detection and retrieval of foreign objects is absolutely necessary!
Tools for foreign object retrieval
Depending on how complex your FOSAR mission is, there are different tools necessary to successfully recover the object from your application. In case of smaller, unproblematic object entries, it is often sufficient to use simple tools for the search and retrieval such as a torch and a welding mirror. However, industrial FOSAR is often impossible without the use of endoscopes and suitable retrieval tools.
As one of the leading manufacturers of industrial inspection camera systems and service provider for visual inspections, it goes without saying that we also offer a wide range of retrieval tools that help you successfully retrieve foreign objects from your application. This includes a variety of standard tools, non-motorized retrieval tools and motorized grippers.
The perfect combination
Combine our professional video endoscopes, such as the VUMAN or VUCAM, with our retrieval tools and your foreign object retrieval is going to be a success! Thanks to the powerful LED lights of our video endoscopes, no additional illumination is needed. This saves you space and gives a better overview. Locating foreign objects in your plant is a simple task with our video endoscopes. After locating the object, use the most suitable viZaar FOSAR tool (e. g. snare, gripper, hook) and remove the object from the application. Thanks to the VUMAN, our special videoscope for long range inspections, and our motorized retrieval tools it is possible, to easily detect and retrieve foreign objects that have entered up to 30 m into your application.
Examples for industrial plants, where FOSAR is particularly important:
Steam power plants: vibration and fast flow of liquid and gaseous media
Chemical industry: foreign objects can come in contact with critical and aggressive materials
Pharmaceutical industry: product rejects and contamination
Refineries: possible fire and explosion hazard
Food/beverage industry: contamination, health hazards for end consumers
And many more…
Foreign object retrieval by viZaar
Do you need help retrieving foreign objects from your application? Then rely on our competent FOSAR service. Our certified VT inspectors locate foreign objects and remove them from your application. Furthermore, they will provide you with a detailed documentation. Contact us for more information and advice on your application!
viZaar industrial imaging AG
Hechinger Str. 152
Tel.: +49 7432 983750