Increase Safety of Inspection Operations with ZistosHD

Zistos manufactures a line of remote video inspection tools that can play a big role in increasing worker safety.

Using a remote video inspection tool to inspect storage vessels and equipment for maintenance issues and other problems has many benefits. It can help improve quality, limit liability and prevent failures of critical equipment.

But the most important benefits that remote video inspection tools can provide are dramatically reducing the risk of industrial accidents and improving overall worker safety. This is especially true when dealing with confined spaces, heavy machinery and working at heights.

Confined spaces are inherently dangerous places for people to work. Despite OSHA regulations and modern work methods that put an emphasis on safety protocol, there are still dozens of confined space accidents that have occurred in recent years. These accidents resulted in serious injury, and even death to the workers involved, and sadly, most – if not all – were avoidable.

The same can be said for workers injured in falls from heights and accidents involving a man tangled up in a machine.

In many instances, confined space, machine proximity safety and fall protection equipment procedures and training were in place, and available to the individuals who were the victims of these accidents.

Then why did these accidents still happen? One simple answer – people are people!

Even the most highly trained individuals will at some time in their career execute a lack of judgement, take a shortcut, or for some reason ignore training and consequences and end up a victim.

The best way to ensure that workers stay safe is to whenever possible – keep them out of, and away from environments that can cause injury.

This is where remote video inspection tools can help. Many industrial operations are initiated with a visual inspection of an area, equipment, or environment. When the area of inspection is hazardous, the use of a remote inspection tool can keep the individual situated in a safe environment.

Examples of this are operations such as;

  • Inspecting the interior of a truck or rail tanker
  • Looking inside an underground vault
  • Inspecting a large processing vessel
  • Examining an area at height, such as an elevated conveyor, or plumbing fixtures, snubbers, and valves in power plants

The idea is that when performing this initial inspection, you can keep the individual off of a ladder, off of scaffolding, away from dangerous machinery, and out of confined spaces. Use a remote video inspection tool, such as the ones manufactured by Zistos Corporation, to visually inspect these dangerous areas. By limiting the risk exposure to a worker, you minimize their risk of injury and increase overall safety.

The bottom line – in many instances, the use of Zistos remote video inspection tools can help keep your work force safe and reduce the potential for industrial accidents. Please contact us to learn how our equipment might help you maximize the safety of your operation.

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ZistosHD Optical Zoom Cameras

A valuable feature of any remote video inspection system is the ability to zoom in and get a close-up of a point of interest without having the operator be in close physically proximity. In some instances, getting close to the point of interest is not possible because it is either impossible to access, or getting into a close inspection position is dangerous to the inspector.

The ZistosHD systems offer a true optical zoom feature that can magnify the image to many times its true size. Optical zoom uses a series of adjustable lenses that are controlled by the operator to magnify an image. Digital zoom cameras magnify an image by artificially increasing the number of pixels to make an object appear larger. Digital zoom cameras reduce the resolution of an image when they magnify its size. Optical cameras maintain the highest image resolution, even when they are at maximum magnification. The ZistosHD zoom cameras utilize optical zoom and maintain full resolution at maximum zoom settings.

Zistos’ zoom cameras are available in 10X (WPC-2.5Z-HD) and 30X (WPC-3.5Z-HD) optical magnification options. These cameras are housed in rugged, waterproof housings. Both have audio listening capabilities, self-illuminating LEDs, and provide high definition 1080p images and video. Our 10X camera has both white light and IR (WPC-2.5ZIR-HD) illumination options. The cameras can be fixed with additional side illuminators.  The systems can also be equipped with a talkback speaker box for full duplex audio. This allows the operator to listen and communicate back with others who may be in the inspection location. These zoom cameras are compatible with all ZistosHD systems.

The ZistosHD wireless bridge accessory allows the system to interface to a standard cell-modem, (a product that is offered by most major cellular carriers). This allows transmission of real-time video from anywhere that has cell coverage – to anywhere that has internet access!

We would welcome the opportunity to set up a virtual product demonstration so you and your team can see the ZistosHD Portable Pole Camera System with our optical zoom camera in operation. These sessions can take as little as 15 minutes and can be scheduled at your convenience.