Work Smarter with a Pipe Inspection Camera

Work Smarter with a Pipe Inspection Camera

CCTV pipe inspection cameras are a valuable visual inspection tool for drainage and sewer systems.

Often it is difficult to locate where and to what degree damage has been caused by a fault or blockage. Minimise downtime, save time & money and prevent unnecessary works being carried out with a pipe inspection camera.

Residential, commercial and industrial buildings all have drainage and sewer systems where potential issues and problems can occasionally occur. Often it is difficult to locate where and to what degree damage has been caused by a fault or blockage in underground drain or sewer systems, stormwater networks, pipelines, drains and ducts.

This is where CCTV pipe inspection cameras are a valuable tool to accurately detect issues to minimise downtime, save time & money and prevent unnecessary works being carried out.

In this article we highlight features to keep in mind when purchasing drain and sewer camera inspection systems.

Camera 
  • Illumination: Sewer cameras are used to inspect areas that are dark making it difficult to see. Capturing a quality images and videos requires a bright light source. This is why you should look for inspection cameras equipped with bright LED lights that are adjustable.¬†
  • Type of head: Don‚Äôt be fooled by cheap cameras equipped with standard heads. Instead opt for cameras with features such as pan/tilt and self-levelling which will allow you to go around corners and see behind the walls or the sides of a pipeline.
  • Durability: Your sewer camera should be waterproof. Cameras that have stainless steel housing are highly recommended.¬†
  • Flexibility: 1 Camera ‚Äď 2 Displays. Does the inspection system offer an app which allows you to use your smartphone or tablet as a second screen? This allows another viewer to follow the inspection from another location.
Insertion Probe 
  • Always make sure that your cable (or ‚Äúpushrod‚ÄĚ), is long enough to reach from one manhole from another. In general, the length of available pushrods varies between 20 and 120 meters. If you need to extend it further, a reel with a stand¬†can be used.¬†
  • For most applications, PVC covered pushrods¬†offer the required sturdiness. However, they can get damaged and worn out because of heavy duty inspections ‚Äď an authorised repair centre can usually repair kinked or broken pushrods.
  • You can enhance the longevity of your device by using pushrods that are water and chemicals proof, and capable of withstanding 1-6 bar pressure.¬†¬†
Monitor
  • The screen should be able to provide a clear picture of the inspected area. A wider screen with high resolution is always better for this purpose.¬†
  • Today‚Äôs advanced sewer inspection cameras are capable of capturing a wide range of file types with different resolutions. The footage from these cameras can be saved as a video in AVI or MPEG format, or simply as a JPEG file.¬†¬†
General Characteristics
  • Radio transmitters located in the tip of the probe can be an excellent addition. This tool helps users locate their cameras easily.
  • Can it record and store photos and videos for documentation and archiving purposes?
  • Easy-clean options are also something to consider when looking at pipe inspection cameras.

We stock a great Wöhler range. Take a look.

Wöhler VIS350 Inspection Camera

The Wöhler VIS350 pipe inspection camera is a compact and advanced drain video system with super bright LED lighting that illuminates dark spaces allowing you to take a closer look inside drainage and sewer pipes. 
  • Complete system in a robust case
  • Forward-facing and/or pan & tilt camera heads
  • Position and angle of camera head display
  • Integrated location transmitters in camera heads
  • Full colour monitor and easy controls
  • 30M pushrod - contained in case
  • Digital meter counter
  • Video and image functions
  • Storage to an in-system SD card
  • USB port and video out
  • Powerful rechargeable battery
Wöhler VIS500 Inspection Camera
The Wöhler VIS500 inspection camera is a step up from the VIS350 offering new technology to inspect drainage, sewer, flue and ventilation systems more accurately. Like Wöhler's other inspection camera systems, everything is contained in one heavy duty portable plastic carry case, ideal for engineers, plumbers and drainage contractors.
  • Complete system in a robust case
  • Forward-facing and/or pan & tilt camera head interchangeable options
  • Position and angle of camera head display
  • Integrated location transmitters in camera heads
  • Full colour monitor and easy controls
  • 30M pushrod - contained in case
  • Digital meter counter
  • Video and image functions
  • Powerful rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (6 hours instead of 2-3)
  • Separate compartment for the reel and monitor/electronics (easy clean and less repairs)
  • Internal memory and/or USB stick for images/videos (instead of SD card)
  • Easier control of the 40mm pan & tilt camera head
  • An APP that allows inspection control, image/video access and report creation
Wöhler VIS700 HD-Video Inspection Camera
The Wöhler VIS700 is the most advanced industrial camera system from Wohler and offers razor sharp images, a focus function for precise inspection, and practical control of the pan & tilt camera head by means of a joystick. Ideal for the inspection of wastewater pipes, flue gas and ventilation lines, industrial plant piping as well as NDT applications.
  • Complete system in a robust case
  • HD Touchscreen
  • Camera head control via joystick
  • Fine focus control
  • Forward-facing and/or pan & tilt HD camera heads
  • Position and angle of camera head display
  • Integrated location transmitters in camera heads
  • Full colour monitor and easy controls
  • 30M pushrod - contained in case
  • Digital meter counter
  • Video and image functions
  • Storage to an in-system SD card
  • USB port and video out
  • Powerful rechargeable battery

We are the exclusive distributor of Wöhler visual inspection cameras, designed and manufactured in Germany, and we are also the authorised repair centre for Wöhler in the Australasian region.

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