Video Camera Pipe Inspection
Video Pipe Inspections in Oregon (Eugene & Portland) and Washington State (Everett, Renton, Seattle, & Tacoma)
CNI Locates offers two types of Video Camera Pipe Inspections
1. Push Video Camera Pipe Inspections
A video pipe inspection is accomplished by introducing a video push camera with an electromagnetic sonde through pipes to locate, inspect, and video record the utility, drainage, or sewer pipe inspection. Push Video Camera Pipe Inspections are used for pipes 1.5 inches to 12 inches in diameter and up to 400 feet in length.
What Are the Advantages of Push Video Camera Pipe Inspections?
There are various advantages of utility, drainage, and sewer line camera inspection services. Read below to learn more.
Push video camera inspections are a quick and efficient way to inspect pipes. The cameras are typically mounted on a flexible rod that can be easily maneuvered through the pipe, providing a real-time view of the inside. Therefore, it means that inspections can be completed quickly, without the need for excavation or disassembly of the pipe.
Pipe camera services provide a high-resolution and clear view of the inside of pipes using a high definition camera with bright lights for dark spaces. The locatable sonde on the camera head allows for the accurate identification of any defects or blockages, such as cracks, corrosion, tree roots, or foreign objects. Hence, this level of accuracy can help prevent costly repairs or replacements down the line.
These inspections are generally more cost-effective than traditional inspection methods. Because it requires less labor, equipment, and time. Further, it can help save on overall inspection costs. Additionally, push video camera inspections can be done quickly and efficiently, which can help minimize downtime for businesses that rely on their pipes.
Pipe video inspection is a non-destructive way to scan pipes. Unlike traditional inspection methods, such as excavation or disassembly, push video cameras do not require digging or cutting into the pipe. It means there is less potential for damage to the surrounding area, which can help minimize repair costs and downtime.
It can be used to inspect a wide range of pipe sizes and materials. The cameras are typically mounted on a flexible rod that can be adjusted to fit the diameter of the pipe. Additionally, push video cameras can be used to inspect pipes made of different materials, such as PVC, cast iron, or clay.
Push video camera inspections can provide visual documentation of the condition of pipes. The documentation can be useful for insurance, property transactions, and ongoing maintenance. Additionally, ongoing push video camera inspections can help businesses track the condition of their pipes over time, which can help with proactive maintenance and repairs.
Thus, these advantages make a push pipe locating service a popular choice for many different applications, from residential plumbing inspections to industrial pipeline inspections.
2. Crawler CCTV Video Pipe Inspections
A crawler inspection service is accomplished by introducing a “Closed Circuit Television” (CCTV) robotic crawler to inspect, locate, and video record the condition of pipes. CNI Locates NASSCO certified technicians use crawlers that can drive inside the pipe, record a high-definition inspection video, and store the video on the crawlers’ hard drive. When a CNI Locates NASSCO certified video pipe inspection service technician identifies a defect inside the pipe, they can type text onto the screen, and the default information is overlaid on the video. The technician can display real-time information on the crawler status by adjusting the functional buttons, including distance, pressure, pitch angle, time, date, etc. Crawler CCTV Video Pipe Inspections are used on pipes 4 inches to 48 inches in diameter and up to 1,000 feet in length.
What Are the Perks of Crawler CCTV Video Pipe Inspections?
There are various advantages of Crawler CCTV pipe inspection services in the area of utility locating. Read below to learn more.
- Detailed And Accurate Inspection
Crawler CCTV pipe inspections provide a highly detailed and accurate inspection of pipelines. The cameras used in the inspection process are high resolution, providing clear images of the condition of the pipe. Further, it allows inspectors to identify various problems, such as corrosion, cracks, blockages, and leaks. The detailed inspection report can help identify the cause of the problem and provide a basis for the recommended remediation.
CCTV video inspections can be a cost-effective solution compared to traditional inspection methods involving excavation or pipeline disassembly. With crawler CCTV services, the pipeline can be inspected without the need for excavation or removal of any components, thereby reducing the overall inspection cost. In addition, the detailed inspection report can help identify the root cause of the problem, enabling targeted remediation rather than replacement of the entire pipeline.
Drainage and sewer video inspections can be completed quickly and efficiently, with minimal disruption to operations. The robotic crawler camera is designed to easily navigate through larger/longer pipelines, providing the inspector with a real-time view of the pipeline condition. Further, it allows inspectors to identify and diagnose issues quickly, which helps to minimize the impact on operations and reduce downtime.
Utility, sewer, and drain camera inspections are non-destructive, meaning they do not require excavation or cutting into the pipe. It helps to minimize damage to the surrounding area, reduce repair costs, and reduce the risk of further damage to the pipeline. Further, it also makes it a safer and more environmentally friendly pipeline inspection method.
Camera sewer inspections, drainage inspections, and pipeline inspections techniques are versatile and can be used to inspect pipes of different sizes, shapes, and materials. The crawler can be adapted to navigate through different types of pipelines, including inaccessible lengths of pipes from using other inspection methods. Also, Crawler CCTV inspections are suitable for inspecting pipelines in a wide range of industries, including drainage and sewer systems, oil and gas pipelines, industrial manufacturing plants, empty conduits/pipes, etc.
CCTV Sewer inspections, drainage inspections, and pipeline inspections provide a detailed visual record of the pipeline’s condition, which can be used for future reference. This documentation can help plan and schedule maintenance. Further, the repair work can be shared with other stakeholders, such as insurance companies or regulatory authorities. The detailed report can also be used to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements and to support warranty claims.
These advantages make CNI Locates sewer crawler service a popular choice for many different applications, helping to minimize downtime, reduce costs, and ensure the safe and efficient operation of pipelines.
Video Camera Sewer, Drainage, & Pipeline Inspections
Video cameras have become one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially made waterproof cameras allow for a visual inspection of sewer lines and other pipes that are underground, in cement, and under your home’s foundation. A professionally trained and skilled technician inserts a flexible rod or crawler with a high-resolution video camera on its tip into pipes from 1.5 inches to 48 inches in diameter. The flexible rod or crawler allows the camera to travel through the pipe, even around corners, to see the pipe in its entirety.
Radiofrequency transmitting sondes on the camera head assist to record the depth and physical location from the surface of any defect or obstructions so that our video pipe inspection technician can accurately diagnose and solve any drain, sewer, or pipe line concerns. There is no guesswork, so your problems will be resolved quickly and cost effectively.