3 Benefits of Pipeline Video Inspection

There are many times that technology brings many benefits to you, the property owner. For example, using video for pipeline inspection can be extremely beneficial in solving numerous types of plumbing problems. This is especially true when it is done by a trained plumbing professional. The technology makes use of a camera attached to a flexible tubing that allows it to travel the length of your plumbing pipes to identify problems and reveal its true condition.

Detection Accuracy

The introduction of video detection technology is a welcome solution when dealing with sewer blockage and drain clogging. This is because it provides an accurate information on the cause of the problem including the current condition of the pipes. This pipeline inspection technology also allows for the recording of the camera feed for review and mapping of efficient solutions.

Accuracy of pipeline inspections is further increased with the multiple views that can be generated by the mounted camera. The recorded data can also serve as a reference for future problems either in your property or in other properties. Cameras today are extremely high in quality that it leaves no doubt as to what type of image you are looking at.

Details that contribute to the accuracy of the inspection are made available with camera functions like zooming and side-to-side scanning among others. The LEDs of the cameras allow trained plumbers to see farther down the pipes while maintaining the clarity of the images.

Efficient Detection and Solution

I believe everyone would agree that the best way to come up with the right solution is to understand the problem correctly. With advancements in video and image recording technology, professional plumbers can now identify problems easier to prepare the right solution in a shorter time.

To increase the efficiency of the detection as well as the solution, professional plumbing services can make use of different types of cameras. Each type has its own distinct characteristic and advantage.

  1. 1. Push Cameras – the agility of this type of camera allows it to be lowered into mainlines as well as pushed to the laterals to get a more complete view of the pipelines. This type of camera can fit into pipes that are less than six inches in diameter.
  2. 2. PIG Mounted Cameras – the Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG) cameras are equipped with LEDs and have a swiveling head that is connected by a cable to the operator’s interface. When pushed down the pipeline, it can function without meddling with the flow of wastewater.
  3. 3. Crawler Cameras – remote controlled from a mobile station above ground, it can pass through canals efficiently but cannot go into spaces that are smaller than six inches in diameter.

Cost Effective and Safe

When it comes to pipeline inspection, very few compare to the value delivered by imaging devices. Aside from being a non-invasive testing method, it also allows for faster inspections without damaging the pipes in the process. The portability and ability to remotely control the equipment drastically reduces the amount of manpower needed resulting in immense savings.

The detailed information sent by the imaging device eliminates any guesswork in the pipeline inspection process including the formulation of appropriate solutions. Spot repair can therefore be done properly and in less time.

The safety of the process extends to the well-being of workers as well because they no longer have to be physically inside the sewer system to conduct inspections. Of course, there will still be some possible dangers, but these are going to be slim to almost none. Limiting the exposure of workers to toxic gasses and contaminated materials in the sewer system is something that is priceless.

Regardless whether you simply want to make sure that your pipes are in working order or you need to deal with a plumbing problem, call Scott English Plumbing for a pipeline inspection today.