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The Role Of Divers In Underwater Inspections

5 Feb 2019 | Posted By

When it comes to evaluating the condition of submerged structures, periodic underwater inspections are crucial to keeping the structure safe and dependable. These periodic inspections, primarily conducted in industries like offshore Oil and Gas, Shipping, Ports, Dams & Power plants, are mandatory for most structures under strict guidelines prepared by certification bodies. Such underwater inspections are typically carried out by a competent scuba diving team - your “eyes” underwater, that provides you with the information needed to effectively repair the structure. This does not necessarily result in a higher quality inspection, only a more detailed analysis of information collected by the diving team. [caption id="attachment_1494" align="alignnone" width="719"] (Diver conducting underwater inspection)[/caption] Once a diving operation is completed, the diving team then prepares comprehensive reports derived from their first hand inspection and the corroborating video footage captured by the cameras that are fitted on the divers. Sometimes, if the water is clear enough, the engineer can view the inspection in real time through a live video and audio feed to see what the diver sees. In some cases, the engineer is…...