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Insulation Inspection Access Port

Insulation Inspection Ports

Ports allows easy, non-destructive access for corrosion testing and inspection of vessel walls and pipe coatings

Is corrosion afflicting your vessel walls and pipes under your insulation? Find out! Banks Industrial Group offers APF insulation inspection ports for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. APF inspection ports allow easy, non-destructive access for checking the surfaces of vessels and pipes covered by thermal insulation.

  • Fast, easy installation
  • Durable, long-term service life for repeat usage
  • Pull tab access does not harm insulation
  • Retaining cable prevents plug loss during inspection work
  • Optional ID and data tags are available
  • High temp and low temp designs available
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Need Inspection Ports?

Problem: Preventing Corrosion Under Insulation Requires Difficult Inspections

Corrosion under insulation and internal defects hide problems for the oil and gas industry, causing unexpected and costly production outages from pipe or vessel failure. Preventing failure requires vigilance, but inspecting the surface condition of insulated pipes and vessels involves burdensome removal and replacement of said insulation. Consequently, this time-consuming and inefficient process hinders regular testing and increases maintenance cost.

Solution: Look For Corrosion More Frequently and Efficiently Using Non-destructive Insulation Inspection Ports

Our inspection ports will allow you to periodically check the condition of vessel walls and pipe coatings under insulation without removing or damaging insulation. Simply pull the center tab to break the seal, remove the plug and then use an ultrasonic thickness (UT) meter for proper inspection. All things considered, using insulation inspection ports will help to trim costs, boost efficiency, retain the integrity of the insulation, and standardize inspection locations.

The design of APF inspection ports will hold up to repeated use in harsh industrial environments. Furthermore, the APF fastening system helps to prevent tears and damage to surrounding insulation that can sometimes occur when plugs are removed for inspection work. A stainless steel retaining cable prevents loss of plug when removed for access.

BIG can install these ports easily without special tools or hot work permits.

Sizes available include 4" and 5" diameter, as well as 2-½" x 12" elongated. Optional extension sleeves for material separation and stainless steel data tags for identification or location information are also available.

How Can We Help You?

Please contact us today for more information or to schedule service. We can help you to determine the exact port required for your application and also provide installation service.

Round and Elongated Insulation Inspection Ports

Elongated and round designs are available.

Insulation Inspection Port Installation

Ports allow easy, non-destructive testing access.

Detail of Insulation Inspection Port

Attachment system prevents damage to insulation when plug is removed for access.