Internal Inspection of Tanker Trailers/Rail Tankers

The System

Safely Inspect the Interior of Tanker Trucks and Rail Tankers

Designed to perform a safe visual inspection of the interior of a tanker trailer or rail tanker car for hygienic conditions, foreign objects, cracks and corrosion without the need for a confined space entry.  The system utilizes a self-illuminating, high power 40X optical zoom camera positioned at a right angle on the end of the pole. The camera can rotate 360° in a horizontal plane and pivots forward, back, left and right for a full range of motion. Images are viewed on a 5.6” LCD display that can record live video or still images to an SD card, or transmitted via WiFi to a network or smartphone for later review.

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Optional Accessories

Barcode Scanner (WBS)

img_1286-003thumbnailOur Wireless Barcode Scanner can help identify the archived video inspection files by superimposing the tanker ID along with the date and time on the images. The tanker ID time/date stamp on the recorded video file provides proof that the tanker was in a suitable state to accept product on a specific time and date.

Valve Inspection Camera (VIC-2)

img_1295-003thumbnail This camera can be used to inspect pipes and valve assemblies on rail or truck tankers transporting bulk liquids to ensure proper operation, hygienic conditions and the absence of residue from previous loads. The 2-foot, self-illuminating, semi rigid gooseneck pole can maintain a desired position to generate a video image of the area of interest. The entire assembly is ruggedly built and the full camera assembly is submersible.

The NEW Zistos T-Pole Tanker System


Zistos Corporation has just introduced a NEW and improved system that is designed to inspect the interior of bulk transportation vessels – such as rail tankers and tanker trailers – without the need to make a confined space entry.  An operator can insert this system into a tanker and look for contaminants, cracks, corrosion, vermin, or just to assess interior conditions to ensure conditions are acceptable for the next load.  Our newest version of this system has been optimized to be:

  • Easier to deploy
  • Simple to use
  • More cost effective

The IAD-TIPZ-H6 system functions with a special pole mounted video camera that has been designed to mount on top of an open manway on a tanker. Internal images of the tanker can be safely viewed when the camera assembly is inserted into the tanker manway and the inspector remains outside of the tankers confined space.  The camera has very bright illuminators that are built in and features 10X optical zoom magnification. The position and angle of the camera can be manipulated by moving the pole so that any area of the tanker interior can be viewed. The video image is viewed on a 5.6” LCD WalkAbout display with a built in video recorder. The WalkAbout DVR display is worn around the operator’s neck and is viewed on the operator’s chest. It is simple to deploy a neck strap that allows easy access and removal. The DVR can record video clips or JPEGs to a removable SD memory card.

A Bluetooth interface in our DVR WalkAbout display permits the use of a wireless laser barcode scanner with this system.  We can scan a barcode for a lot number or ID on a tanker and that information becomes part of your permanent video record. This allows an operator to identify the ID or lot number of a tank or product when viewing previously recorded images that have been stored on a computer.

Our WiFi interface can allow stored images to be instantly transferred to a smart phone, cloud based storage or local area network.

There are numerous benefits to using the IAD-TIPZ-H6 for your bulk transportation vessel inspection needs.  The system will not only keep workers safe by eliminating the need to enter a confined space, but it also offers these benefits:

  • It minimizes the time needed to complete a visual inspection of a tanker
  • It allows you to maintain a visual record of conditions on a specific date/time
  • Images can be shared in near real-time with others not at the location
  • It limits liability because you can prove interior tank conditions were acceptable at your location
  • It is simple to operate – minimal training required
  • The system is highly cost effective

In many instances, the increased efficiency alone will pay for the system in a short amount of time. Lease to own and fixed finance terms are now available through Merrimac Capital, making the system even easier to acquire than previously.  Please contact us today to arrange a no obligation product demonstration.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

The Zistos WiFi WalkAbout Display

At Zistos Corporation, we are continuously advancing the capabilities of our products to offer increased functionality and value for our systems.  Our most recent upgrade was to our 5.6” LCD DVR “WalkAbout” Display.  Our new enhancements include a built in GPS Receiver, a WiFi Interface to transfer images and a Bluetooth Interface to control and accept data from other sensors and smart devices.

With the addition of a GPS receiver, you will be able to get coordinate data of wherever you are standing.  The latitude and longitude coordinates will appear right on the screen, which – when united with the current DVR capabilities of the WalkAbout – allows you to record/archive every inspection and/or mission, not only with images, dates and times but exact geographical locations.

Another recent enhancement to our WalkAbout Display was the inclusion of a WiFi Interface which works simultaneously with the already existing DVR platform.  Having this WiFi Interface allows an operator to snap a picture or record a video clip and share it directly with others, who may not be present at your location. This process is achievable through a smartphone application that simply receives the still images and video transmissions from our WalkAbout to a smart phone via the WiFi link.  Once the images/videos are on your phone, they can be shared to a cloud based storage media, or through email, text or any other form of communication.  The system can also be linked to through an existing network to a common computer or other resource.

The final enhancement in this series of upgrades is the wireless Bluetooth Interface.  This interface allows us to slave other devices to our system such as a laser ranger finder.  The laser range finder can be attached to one of our camera heads and can be slaved to the display control buttons. Whenever you press a control button the range finder can generate a distance to any object that is visible on the video screen. The distance reading appears directly on the video screen, layered on top of the video image.

Our new display unit that includes these new features add a lot of value and capability to our system. The new display is fully compatible with EVERY Zistos system that has ever been created. This compatibility allows you to add these new benefits to any existing system.

If you would like more information on any of our new enhancements or would like a product demonstration, please contact us and we would be happy to accommodate you.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

Increase Safety and Prevent Contamination in Tankers

Tanker Inspection on Truck Tanker
Click Image to View Actual Tanker Inspection

Use the NEW Zistos Tanker Inspection System to inspect the interior of a tank trailer or rail tanker for foreign objects, vermin, contaminants, residue from previous loads, structural integrity – WITHOUT a confined space entry.

The Zistos Tanker Inspection System is a video camera based inspection tool that is rugged and easy to use. It allows the operator to clearly see and record subtle details inside of a tanker while remaining safely outside. The system can prevent contamination events by identifying problems prior to taking on a load of new product.

In many instances, our new Tanker Inspection System will pay for itself the very first time it finds a problem!

Use the New Tanker Inspection System to ensure quality for your bulk transport operation – because What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You!

trucktankerFor more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

Does your operation involve rail or truck tankers?

Zistos Corporation has been designing remote video inspection systems to safely and efficiently inspect the interior of vats, hoppers and tanks for industry since 2001. We are proud to announce the introduction of our NEW Tanker Inspection Camera System, (Part #: IAD-TIPZ-A6). This system is specifically designed to allow for a safe and thorough inspection of the interior of a rail or truck tanker. Just as important, the system allows the user to record and document the conditions. You can now prove that a proper cleaning was completed and the interior area was clean and devoid of any foreign objects or cross contaminants!

Inspecting a tank car has traditionally presented challenges. It is difficult to thoroughly inspect the interior of a car from outside; and as a confined space, a tank car can be inherently hazardous for inspectors to enter. A Video Inspection System from Zistos meets these challenges by offering safe, visual inspection of all areas of the interior of a tank car without a confined space entry.

The Zistos system consists of a specially designed self-illuminating zoom camera mounted to a pole. The pole telescopes down into the tank area and can be manipulated in any direction to allow for a thorough visual inspection of the tanker interior. Images are viewed and can be recorded on a battery-powered LCD display. Video recordings and still images can be recorded onto an internal memory card or transmitted via WiFi to a Smartphone, tablet or computer on a network. The system is ruggedly designed and easy to operate.

Structural issues, corrosion, mold, foreign objects, residue from wash operations, cross contaminants from previous loads and evidence of vermin can be revealed with our system. It allows an inspector to view all areas of the inside of a tank car without being exposed to the many risks associated with a confined space entry. Plus, the DVR option allows digital records to be kept that document the time, date, and results of inspections. These records can be easily stored and archived offering evidence that the tanker was as it should be following a cleaning process!

All Zistos systems are weatherproof, battery-powered, portable, durable, lightweight, compact, and made in the USA.

If you have any questions or want to schedule a hands-on demonstration of any Zistos system, please contact any member of the Zistos sales team. Give us a call today so that we can show you how using a Zistos video inspection system can help maintain brand integrity, improve quality, improve safety by eliminating dangerous confined space entry operations and help reduce costs.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.