The periodic inspection of manholes’ structural integrity is crucial to prevent costly and potentially hazardous damages. However, the traditional method of sending operators in for direct visual inspection can quickly become a big expenditure and also inefficiently allocates resources that are often scarce and required for other important tasks. In order to efficiently integrate a regular manhole inspection program, municipalities need a fast and effective solution that will allow them to perform a full survey of their manhole network while maintaining the impact on their manpower as low as possible.
It is precisely to tackle this problem that a manhole inspection system has been developed, a powerful tool which allows a single unspecialized operator to inspect up to 80 manholes per day. Furthermore, the comprehensive video data captured during the inspection can be offloaded to external analysts rather than being analyzed onsite by the camera operator, allowing for maximum uptime in the field. A computer for later analysis, eliminating the need for immediate on-site interpretation.The manhole camera utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide high-resolution video and images of the manhole's internal condition. Equipped with an industrial-grade camera, the system can withstand harsh underground environments and provide clear, detailed footage. The camera also has built-in LED lights to ensure visibility even in dark and poorly illuminated conditions.
With its user-friendly interface, this manhole inspection system allows operators to easily maneuver the camera through the manhole, capturing a comprehensive view of the interior. The system can be remotely controlled, eliminating the need for the operator to enter the manhole. This not only enhances safety but also allows for efficient use of manpower. The captured video data can be viewed in real-time on a connected device, allowing the operator to assess the condition of the manhole immediately. Additionally, the data can be saved for later analysis and comparison. This enables municipalities to track the deterioration of manholes over time and prioritize maintenance and repair efforts based on accurate and up-to-date information. One of the key advantages of this manhole inspection system is its ability to quickly inspect a large number of manholes in a day.
With a single operator able to inspect up to 80 manholes, municipalities can efficiently cover their entire manhole network, reducing the risk of undetected structural issues and minimizing the impact on manpower resources. In conclusion, this manhole inspection system is a reliable and efficient solution for municipalities looking to implement a comprehensive manhole inspection program. With its high-resolution video and images, remote control capabilities, and ability to inspect multiple manholes in a day, the system offers a cost-effective and time-saving approach to ensuring the structural integrity of manholes.
Using a manhole inspection system instead of sending operators in for direct visual inspection also has the advantage of reducing the impact on traffic, improving the coding quality by keeping the operator’s attention focused on the task at hand, and effectively lowering the cost of manhole inspections by increasing the number of inspected manholes per hour/day.
Moreover, now there is an offering of remote coding of manhole inspection videos according to the NASSCO standards, allowing contractors to be paid faster by their clients and also giving them greater scalability without having to train and maintain a dedicated internal resource for this task.
The use of manhole inspection camera systems significantly reduces costs and minimizes the impact on traffic. Instead of sending operators into manholes for direct visual inspection, the camera allows for remote inspection. This not only improves the coding quality by ensuring the operator's attention is focused solely on the task, but also increases the number of manholes that can be inspected per hour or day, thereby lowering the overall cost of inspections.
Additionally, the remote coding of manhole inspection videos according to NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) standards is now available. This service enables contractors to receive payment more quickly from their clients and provides greater scalability, as they no longer need to train and maintain a dedicated internal resource for this task.Overall, the use of advanced manhole inspection systems and remote coding services greatly streamline the manhole inspection process, reduce costs, and improve efficiency
RinnoVision is a Canadian company founded by underground infrastructure inspection professionals to meet specific needs in day-to-day operations. The reality of an increasingly competitive market sector, coupled with labour shortages, inspired RinnoVision to develop products that significantly improve the efficiency, time savings, safety and profitability of inspection operations.
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Cédric Fougères, Ville de Montréal
“We are satisfied with its performance. Among other things, the RV-PRO 360 kit allowed us to discover that an element everyone thought was an AP was in fact a technical void under an old silo. The space was much larger than an underground chamber and the images were of good quality without additional lighting. With the kit, the inspection of this technical space was possible without having to take confined space entry procedures.”
Gaétan Caron, GDI Géoradar Détection
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Scott Tam, C.E.T., EP, City of Timmins
“Our company is happy to recommend the RinnoVision RV-PRO 360 as an excellent manhole inspection camera system. We have utilized these cameras to speedily and efficiently perform inspections on thousands of manholes. The quality of video along with the reliability and ease operation of these units have proven to be the favorite amongst our crews. The RV-PRO 360 is a great company asset that allows us to produce a high quality end product for our customers while remaining very competitive and productive.”
Dave Gonyea, C3 Mainline Inspections Inc.
“I am blown away with RinnoVision. I get the best inspections now. I am in the business of manhole rehab and now I can have a clear picture of the before and after like never before.”
Horacio Franco, H & R Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, Inc.
“The RV-PRO 360 has been a great tool to help us save valuable time and money on job sites while also significantly improving our operators’ efficiency.”
Kevin Hastings, Video Inspection Specialists
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1. What is a manhole inspection camera?
A manhole inspection camera is a device used to visually inspect the interior of manholes. It consists of a camera attached to a flexible cable or pole that can be inserted into the manhole to capture images or videos of its surroundings.
2. How does a manhole inspection camera work?
A manhole inspection camera is lowered into the manhole, and its camera captures real-time images or videos of the interior. The images are transmitted to a monitor or a handheld device, allowing the operator to view and assess the condition of the manhole and its components.
3. What are the benefits of using a manhole inspection camera?
Using a manhole inspection camera offers several benefits. It allows for remote visual inspection, reducing the need for manual entry into potentially hazardous manholes. It helps identify structural issues, blockages, or other defects, facilitating targeted repairs and maintenance. It also provides documentation for record-keeping and analysis.
4. What types of problems can be detected with a manhole inspection camera?
A manhole inspection camera can detect various issues, including cracks, leaks, corrosion, sediment buildup, debris, collapsed or damaged structures, root intrusions, and other abnormalities within the manhole or its connecting pipes.
5. Who uses manhole inspection cameras?
Manhole inspection cameras are commonly used by professionals in the field of infrastructure maintenance, including municipal authorities, utility companies, engineering firms, and sewer or sanitation departments. They are also utilized by contractors, construction companies, and inspection services involved in manhole maintenance and rehabilitation projects.