What is FOSAR?

Applied Technical Services performs foreign object search and retrieval (FOSAR), a specialized inspection service for the retrieval of lost items within industrial equipment. During maintenance, tools or debris can become lost in inaccessible places. These items could cause impact damage, excessive vibration, equipment inoperability, or blockages. Disassembling equipment, enlisting divers, or performing confined space entry could be expensive and potentially hazardous options. ATS uses remote visual inspection (RVI) technologies to perform FOSAR, retrieving the lost items in a safe and efficient manner. We offer FOSAR services for a variety of equipment, such as:
Our RVI Technology
ATS uses specialized RVI technologies to carry out FOSAR operations. Our assortment of equipment includes various robotic and remotely operated camera systems, such as:
We pair our high-resolution cameras with retrieval tools so we can efficiently locate and retrieve any lost objects. Our experienced RVI experts can skillfully direct the remotely operated cameras through confined spaces and foreign material exclusion (FME) zones. Our experts help clients find the most cost-effective, efficient FOSAR solution for their individual needs.
NDT Experts
At ATS, our nondestructive testing experts help clients maximize their productivity. We perform FOSAR services safely and efficiently so that clients can increase their uptime and profitability. Our certified experts work quickly to ensure that clients can make prompt, informed decisions regarding their equipment. ATS specializes in NDT, utilizing advanced technology to offer customers the best possible experience. We offer a full spectrum of NDT services in addition to RVI so we can address all our clients’ testing needs. Our services include:
Outstanding Customer Service
Applied Technical Services had provided clients with outstanding testing and inspection services since 1967. For decades, we have continually expanded our range of NDT services, assisting clients around the globe. Our services benefit numerous industries, including:
Our customer service team connects clients directly to relevant experts who can find solutions to their problems. We deliver clear, accurate, precise reporting, and our experts can answer any additional questions regarding test results or data.
If you need FOSAR services, contact ATS today. We take a closer look!

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