Shell VideoCheck an inspection alternative
Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Shell Lubricants has introduced the new Shell VideoCheck technological digital inspection service. The Shell VideoCheck service will be offered to small- and medium-size diesel truck fleet customers nationwide as an alternative way to inspect diesel engine components.
While Shell VideoCheck originally was used in stationary gas engines and commercial aircraft turbines, Shell has adapted this technology for diesel engines as a high-tech, low- cost means of inspecting combustion chambers. Rather than dismantling an engine to identify problems in the combustion chamber and/or lubrication, Shell VideoCheck uses a digital fiber optic method of inspecting the inside of a diesel engine.
This digital inspection is conducted by using a videoscope that incorporates a miniature digital camera. The camera is fed into the diesel engine through the cylinder fuel injector port via a fiber optic cable, illuminating the engine's insides and transmitting images to a high-resolution monitor. The Shell VideoCheck operator can inspect the piston crown, combustion chamber, cylinder wall, valve seats, and head.
Video images are recorded and interpreted by the Shell VideoCheck operator, who then prepares a report for the customer, which includes all findings, diagnoses of possible problems, and any repair recommendations.
Phone 800-64- LUBES for more information.
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