Bigger, Brighter Video Probes

Feb. 7, 2020

BHGE has brought clear and precise remote visual inspection (RVI) within reach of many more users with the launch of its latest low-priced video borescopes. Despite their bargain pricing, the BHGE 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.


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. The usefulness of such inspections depends on the quality of the borescope. 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 provide that clarity. In doing so, they increase your probability of detection (POD) 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 MDI 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 easy to handle in any situation and their construction withstands 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, you can expect your durable, low-priced BHGE XL Detect or XL Detect+ VideoProbe to deliver a great return on investment.