A pipe inspection camera is a small, portable camera that is inserted into the pipe through a small opening. It is used to view the inside of the pipe and take pictures or video. This tool can be used to inspect pipes for a variety of reasons, such as to check for leaks, damage, or blockages. A pipe inspection camera can also be used to locate objects that have fallen into the pipe.
The traditional method of sending operators for a direct visual inspection of a pipe comes to a price. And for towns and cities, who need to inspect their pipe system frequently, more cost-effective solutions need to be found.
With this pipe inspection camera, you can perform a complete inspection of your pipe system, while requiring far fewer people to conduct the project.
Additionally, instead of requiring the camera operator to examine video data on-site, the comprehensive data captured during the inspection can be shared with external analysts afterward. This approach to inspection allows for a speedier process, helping to save both time and money.
As the examination is quicker with a pipe inspection camera than when sending operators in for direct visual inspection, you lessen the impact on traffic.
Additionally, encoding time is cut down, cutting pipe inspection costs and increasing the number of pipes inspected each hour/day.
Moreover, RinnoVision now provides remote coding of pipe inspection videos in accordance with the NASSCO standards, enabling contractors to receive payment from their clients more quickly and giving them greater capacity without having to hire, train, and maintain a specific internal resource for this job.
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
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Gaétan Caron, GDI Géoradar Détection
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Scott Tam, C.E.T., EP, City of Timmins
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Dave Gonyea, C3 Mainline Inspections Inc.
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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 pipe inspection camera?
A pipe inspection camera is a specialized device used to visually inspect the interior of pipes and conduits. It consists of a small camera attached to a flexible cable or robotic crawler that can be inserted into the pipe to capture high-resolution images or videos.
2. How does a pipe inspection camera work?
A pipe inspection camera is inserted into the pipe through an access point. The camera transmits real-time images or videos to a monitor or a handheld device, allowing the operator to view the condition of the pipe, identify any issues or damages, and assess the need for repairs or maintenance.
3. What are the benefits of using a pipe inspection camera?
Using a pipe inspection camera offers several advantages. It provides a visual assessment of the pipe's interior, helping to detect issues such as cracks, leaks, blockages, corrosion, root intrusions, or other defects. It allows for targeted repairs, reducing unnecessary digging or excavation. It also aids in preventative maintenance and ensures efficient flow within the pipe system.
4. What types of pipes can be inspected with a pipe inspection camera?
A pipe inspection camera can be used to inspect various types of pipes, including sewer lines, drainpipes, plumbing systems, industrial pipelines, and underground conduits. It is suitable for pipes of different materials such as PVC, cast iron, concrete, clay, or steel.
5. Who uses pipe inspection cameras?
Pipe inspection cameras are utilized by professionals in various industries, including plumbing, construction, engineering, municipal authorities, maintenance and repair services, and environmental services. They are employed for routine inspections, troubleshooting, maintenance planning, and assessing the condition of pipe networks for both residential and commercial applications.