Shell rolls out digital engine inspection

Shell Lubricants has introduced its Shell VideoCheck inspection service, which uses a miniature digital camera to view the inside of combustion chambers. The camera is fed into the diesel engine through the cylinder fuel injector port using a fiberoptic cable, illuminating the inside of the engine and transmitting the images to a monitor. The service can inspect the piston crown, combustion chamber,

Shell Lubricants has introduced its Shell VideoCheck inspection service, which uses a miniature digital camera to view the inside of combustion chambers.

The camera is fed into the diesel engine through the cylinder fuel injector port using a fiberoptic cable, illuminating the inside of the engine and transmitting the images to a monitor. The service can inspect the piston crown, combustion chamber, cylinder wall, valve seats and head.

“During routine maintenance, it is virtually impossible to inspect the internal components of an engine to identify damage and prevent failures that can lead to greater expenses,” said Don Lima, western region technical support specialist-Shell Lubricants. “Shell has invested in the equipment and technical personnel necessary to make the Shell VideoCheck service a valuable tool to help identify engine problems and cut down the cost of diesel engine maintenance.”
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