Video and images captured with cameras specially designed for rough conditions are essential in providing important information regarding the condition of the pipe. Identifying the source of an immediate problem or detecting a potential failure is essential in maintaining the efficiency of the system and preventing costly overflows.
Access points and pipe diameter determine which camera unit is best suited for the video inspection. MSI employs a variety of cameras and tractors capable of inspecting pipes from 1” to 60” in diameter. The mainline camera units are capable of rotating in a 360 degree arc, allowing visibility into laterals and providing detailed images of pipe defects. The mainline cameras can also be mounted on a steerable storm drain tractor for larger pipes from 24” to 60” diameter. Small diameter pipe or pipes only accessible via a cleanout are inspected using a fixed-head camera pushed through the pipe with a rigid cable.
Pipe Assessment Data Collection
Data gathered during the pipeline video inspection documenting the condition of the pipe is collected by the NASSCO certified operator into a database in accordance with PACP standards. Any faults detected in the pipe are noted along with the footage location. The written reports and video results for each segment of pipe along with summary reports for the entire project provide vital data for repair and maintenance programs.