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METHOD FOR CAPTURING IMAGES FOR INSPECTING A TANK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242117D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 63K

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Abstract

ABSTRACT A method for efficiently capturing images inside a tank is disclosed. The method includes capturing information, such as a depth, a diameter, a camera insertion depth, and camera offset from centre insertion position of the tank. The method further captures information, such as pan and tilt of a camera. The method creates an articulation map by moving the camera through entire tank. The articulation map is visible to an operator on a user interface (UI). According to the method disclosed herein, the camera moves to a next position on the articulation map for further inspection.

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METHOD FOR CAPTURING IMAGES FOR INSPECTING A TANK

BACKGROUND

The present invention relates generally to inspection techniques, and more particularly to a method for capturing images for inspection of a tank.

There exist various conventional techniques for inspecting a tank. In one conventional technique, a user customizes a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera through a number of steps. The user lowers the PTZ camera into the tank and then examines defects by setting a tilt and pan around a diameter of the tank. The user repeats such setting of the PTZ camera until entire tank has been inspected. Repetitive setting of the PTZ camera is cumbersome and time consuming.

Another conventional technique creates an indexed image map and allows selection of a point on the indexed image map. Such conventional technique is complex and time consuming.

It would be desirable to have to a technique for efficiently capturing images for inspection of the tank.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure 1 depicts a flow chart of a method for capturing images according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

An efficient method for capturing images inside a tank is disclosed. The technique offers quick inspection of the tank. Figure 1 depicts a flow chart of the method for capturing the images according to the present invention.

The method starts at step 102 and moves to step 104. At step 104, the method captures information, such as a tank depth, a tank diameter, a camera insertion...