March 01, 2018

Taking Visual Inspection Technology to a New Level

When many of us pick up our smartphones and take a panoramic photo, we probably think that’s a neat feature. But for inspection personnel at a nuclear energy facility, the technique behind those panoramic photos is more than neat—it helps them complete vital visual inspections more efficiently, while at the same time reducing operator fatigue and enabling better quality inspections. That technique is called “stitching,” and today’s personnel apply it to the in-service inspections of nuclear energy facilities to ensure they continue to operate reliably and safely.