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Recently, Advanced Inspection Technologies (AIT, Melbourne, FL) received a call from a distraught groom-to-be who had dropped his future bride’s wedding ring down a drain. He needed a borescope rental to find and retrieve the ring the day before the wedding.
The groom-to-be was showing the wedding ring off to his friends at work the day before the wedding, when it slipped from his grasp and fell down an industrial drain. The drain was about a 10-foot vertical drop before it turned sharply horizontal. The groom-to-be had no idea how far the ring had traveled or how it could be retrieved. Someone suggested a borescope rental to locate the ring. That was when AIT received a very panicky phone call.
AIT specializes in the rental of borescopes, fiberscopes, videoscopes and long pipe inspection cameras for a variety of remote visual inspection applications at industrial sites around the world. Borescope rentals are used to examine pipelines, pumps, gearboxes, compressors, boilers, heat exchangers, headers, valves and air conditioning ducts. Borescopes allow engineers to check for pitting, cracking, corrosion, erosion, weld and other defects in industrial systems that cannot be accessed.
AIT also provides industrial foreign object search and retrieval tools. These tools are used to remove loose parts and foreign materials from industrial systems.
“We were honored the young groom thought of Advanced Inspection Technologies in his time of need,” says Paul Fitzgerald, president and chief executive officer, AIT. We had the borescope rental tools he needed to locate and retrieve the wedding ring within hours.”
The story ended happily for everyone. The groom was able to navigate the video borescope rental equipment to find the ring. The ring had traveled approximately 10 feet vertically and another 5 feet horizontally in the 3-inch pipeline. After the groom located the lost ring, he used a foreign object retrieval tool to pluck the ring from its resting spot.
Advanced Inspection Technologies (AIT)