OpenVision™ HD Real-Time Radiography X‑Ray System for CUI Inspection.

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Reduce CUI inspection and maintenance costs with rapid visual screening and highly accurate results.

OpenVision HD is a handheld real-time radiography x-ray system that helps radiographers quickly screen insulated piping systems for indications of corrosion, such as pitting, scaling, external wall loss, and wet insulation.  It can also be used for heat trace and weld location mapping.

We designed OpenVision HD with aircraft-grade aluminum housings and stainless steel reinforced joints for long term use in demanding environments.. It's ideal for screening  piping systems with common insulation and cladding. 


Features that Maximize your Probability of Detection



    CMOS advanced imaging technology produces high-contrast, high-resolution images and videos that reveal small CUI defects and subtle changes in material density, making it easier to detect the early stages of CUI.

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    Get Consistent Data

    An optional image stabilizer provides stable in-motion inspection to reduce operator fatigue, ensure consistent, reliable data from start to finish, and reduce wear and tear in C-arm components.

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    New handles have multiple mounting points on the C-arm and an integrated trigger to enhance ergonomics, prevent operator fatigue, simplify operation, and maximize your productivity.

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    Folding the c-arm minimizes opportunities for damage when moving around the plant in areas like scaffolding or ropes.

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    The extendable detector arm helps you access difficult inspection points in complex piping systems.

    OpenVision HD FAQs

    • What is real-time radiography?
      Real-time radiography (RTR) is an advanced, non-destructive testing method that provides live visualization of the internal structures of a component or system without disassembly or destruction. 

      OpenVision is a type of RTR that uses high-definition imaging technology to provide clear, detailed videos and images of corrosion, flaking scale, pitting, external wall loss, and wet insulation in real-time. This immediate, accurate visual feedback enables inspectors and asset integrity managers to make informed decisions on the spot about the condition of their equipment and infrastructure, significantly improving maintenance efficiency and safety.

      Whether for routine inspections or rapid diagnostics in response to an issue, OpenVision HD's real-time radiography capabilities serve as a crucial tool in maintaining the health and integrity of critical assets. 
    • What safety features are built into OpenVision HD to protect operators and nearby workers?

      OpenVision HD utilizes a highly collimated X-ray beam to direct X-rays toward the object being screened and away from the operator.  

      Warning lights, a warning screen, and an audible ensure the operator is aware before X-rays are generated and during operation.  A trigger interlock ensures the X-ray tube is not accidentally activated.

    • Are there specific insulation types or materials that OpenVision HD is especially effective or ineffective with?
      OpenVision HD is ideal for screening oil and gas pipelines with common insulation and cladding. View our Application Matrix to see which cladding and insulation OpenVision HD is most and least effective with.  
    • How fast can OpenVision HD screen a standard section of insulated piping?

      On average, OpenVision HD can screen piping at a rate of 30 seconds per foot (0.30 m). Actual speed of screening is dependent on the operator, piping, and number of CUI indicators found during screening.   

      When defects are found, a still image and targeting image are typically taken and the piping is marked for follow-up. While the time for marking indicators in this way slows down the speed of inspection, we find the overall CUI screening is up to 60 times faster than traditional methods.  

    • What is the smallest CUI defect I can see with OpenVision HD?

      With OpenVision HD, you can view external defects as small as 0.010 inches (250 microns) on insulated piping. 

      The smallest defect size OpenVision HD can see clearly is 250 micron


    • When I'm screening piping with OpenVision HD, how can I identify flaking scale?

      When using OpenVision HD, flaking scale will typically appear as irregular, fragmented patterns or clusters, contrasting against the uniform appearance of the pipe's interior. These patterns may vary in density, and they can obstruct the clear view of the pipe's wall, making it distinct from the normal smooth pipe-to-insulation interface. Always be sure to compare areas of concern with clean sections of the pipe to confirm the presence of flaking scale. 



    • When I'm screening piping with OpenVision HD, how can I identify pitting corrosion?

      When using OpenVision HD to screen for pitting corrosion, it will typically display small, localized dark spots or discontinuities at the pipe-to-insulation interface on the live X-ray video. These pits can vary in size and may appear individually or in clusters, depending on the severity of the corrosion. If pitting is found under areas where insulation has been previously stripped and cleaned, the pits may appear more pronounced and clear, making them easier to identify.  Example: 



    • When I'm screening piping with OpenVision HD, how can I identify piping in good condition (No CUI indicators)?

      When using OpenVision HD to screen piping, piping in good condition will generally show a sharp contrast and have a well-defined pipe-to-insulation interface without any signs of thinning. If the pipe's insulation has been stripped and cleaned, the surface should look smooth and free from any defects. 



    • How should I grade OpenVision HD data?
      We recommend grading OpenVision data like you would a visual inspection. Here’s an easy classification roadmap you can adapt to your reporting process: 

      🟢 Green: No CUI present. No additional action is required. 
      🟡 Yellow: Minor CUI present. Consider a quantitative inspection. 
      🟠 Orange: Moderate CUI present (e.g., scaling). Quantitative inspection and/or insulation removal is necessary. 
      🔴 Red: Critical CUI present (e.g., only insulation is holding the piping together). Rectification Required. 

      We recommend including both the screen captures from OpenVision HD and your visual observations of the piping in your reports. 

      You can view an example of what you might see on the OpenVision HD screen and how you could grade it in report here: How to grade OpenVision HD data
    • What's the setup and breakdown time for the equipment on a typical job site?

      You can set up and start using OpenVision HD within 1-2 minutes. OpenVision HD is safe to use during normal business operations and processes.

      In most cases, no exclusion zone is required to operate OpenVision HD.  If a country's regulation requires an exclusion zone, it's so small that breakdown takes seconds


    • What are the overall transport and storage dimensions of OpenVision HD?
      OpenVision HD and its accessories are stored and transported in a customized Pelican case with external dimensions: 32 in x 20.5 in x 12.5 in (82 cm x 52 cm x 32 cm). 
    • What training do you offer?


      QSA Global, Inc. offers a two-day course at our OpenVision Learning Centers in La Porte, TX and Pilsen, Czech Republic. The course includes a combination of classroom and hands-on practical sessions. An expert in industrial radiography, approved by QSA Global, Inc.'s Radiation Protection & General Safety Committee (RPGSC), provides the training for this course.

      Upon successfully completing the written and practical exams, students will receive a training certificate confirming their proficiency.


    Learn More.

    • OpenVision HD Brochure
    • Application Matrix (Calcium Silicate)
    • Application Matrix (Mineral Wool)
    • Case Study: BP & OpenVision
    • OpenVision & CUI Videos


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    Request a demo to learn how OpenVision HD can help reduce your CUI prevention & maintenance costs.

    In-person and virtual demos are available based on your location and preferences.



    Our goal is to provide you with an outstanding ownership experience. 
    • OpenVision Method Training
    • OpenVision HD User Manual
    • OpenVision HD Software Manual
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