See how this low-priced video borescope with a larger, brighter screen can help you detect equipment defects

by Brianna Crandall — December 30, 2019 — Testing equipment distributor Berg Engineering & Sales Company recently announced that energy technology company Baker Hughes (formerly BHGE) has brought clear and precise remote visual inspection within reach of many more users with the launch of its latest low-priced video borescopes. Facilities managers (FMs) can use the tools to help determine the extent of an equipment issue and whether a specialist is needed.

Despite their bargain pricing, the XL Detect and XL Detect+ VideoProbes offer high-end capabilities and specifications. Designed as utility devices, meeting a diversity of plant-wide needs, they feature powerful light output and large, bright screens. Optional features include Menu Directed Inspection 1.1 and wireless data transmission.

Baker Hughes XL Detect video boroscope

XL Detect and XL Detect+ video borescopes enable detection of pitting, cracking, corrosion and other defects in material surfaces, welds and components. Image courtesy Berg Engineering

Borescopes are becoming vital tools in nondestructive testing (NDT), which allows you to monitor and examine the condition of equipment internally without having to dismantle it, but the usefulness of such inspections depends on the quality of the borescope used, points out Berg Engineering. Its video and still images must be crisp and well lit if assessments are to be quick and accurate. BHGE XL Detect and XL Detect+ VideoProbes are designed to provide that clarity. In doing so, they increase your probability of detection for pitting, cracking, corrosion and other defects in material surfaces, welds and components.

Both models strongly illuminate the inspected area and display at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. XL Detect+ has an 85% larger (5.0 inches instead of 3.7) and three times brighter LCD screen. The Menu Directed Inspection 1.1 application option guides the user step by step, for thorough inspections. For additional advanced functionality, wireless connectivity is also an option when paired with the Toshiba FlashAir memory card and embedded wireless LAN (local area network) connectivity.

Weighing just 4.3 pounds, these compact devices are designed to be easy to handle in any situation, and their construction to withstand the toughest environmental conditions. By reliably detecting problems, they help avoid unexpected asset failure and save on consequent damage and downtime expense. They also speed up your workflow so you can make quick but well-informed decisions in the field, with greater confidence. Based on these efficiency savings and asset availability gains, the durable, low-priced BHGE XL Detect or XL Detect+ VideoProbe can deliver a great return on investment (ROI), says Berg Engineering.

For more information about the XL Detect and XL Detect+ borescopes, visit the Baker Hughes or Berg Engineering website.

Baker Hughes, formerly “Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE)”, is an energy technology company with operations in over 120 countries.

Berg Engineering & Sales Company, based in Rolling Meadows, IL, for over 50 years, provides sales and service to the nondestructive testing, material testing and electrical testing equipment industries. Brands distributed and serviced by Berg Engineering include BHGE, Magnaflux, Buehler, Wilson, NewSonic, Synergys, CorDEX, Zetec and many more.