Product Focus: Pipeline Inspection, Surveying and Mapping

Product Focus: Pipeline Inspection, Surveying and Mapping
The Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT) from InfoSense Inc.

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Acoustic Inspection

InfoSense SL-RAT 

The Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT, from InfoSense is an acoustic inspection technology used to screen for blockages in small-diameter gravity sewers. It is a highly portable onsite assessment tool that utilizes transmissive acoustics to safely provide a very fast and low-cost understanding of blockage conditions. Hundreds of utilities around the world utilize the SL-RAT to rapidly screen collections systems and better deploy costly cleaning and CCTV resources. This technology offers real-time blockage assessments in 3 minutes or less with no flow contact. 704-930-0145;

Asset Management

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 RTK

The UtiliGuard 2 RTK receiver from Subsite Electronics was designed as a simple, easy-to-operate utility locating option, making it the ultimate tool for operators locating, mapping and capturing underground utilities. It utilizes survey-grade technology and features dual-band antennas to provide operators with accurate and reliable positioning data with centimeter-grade accuracy. Its high level of accuracy and precision make it an ideal solution for locating abandoned and untracked utilities that are often difficult to pinpoint. By quickly verifying the utilities installed, operators can efficiently tailor their bids to match job site needs, as well as gain insight into the underground infrastructure to avoid cross bores during future projects. The receiver provides locate crews with integrated data capture, GPS positioning and an intuitive user interface to help operators improve work quality and maximize locate awareness. By downloading the MyUtiliGuard application, operators can simplify and streamline how they capture, map and share data. 800-846-2713;

Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3 RTK-Pro

The vLoc3 RTK-Pro receiver from Vivax-Metrotech adds RTK GNSS accuracy to a utility locator. Using the internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator can connect to an NTRIP RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. By utilizing these corrections, the operator can collect both utility location data and the utility’s geographical location with survey-grade accuracy. It is designed for all operator levels, utilizing user-friendly and intuitive locate screens. Operators confirm the utility data with the press of a button and align the electronic spirit level to store the data. All field data is sent to the cloud and retained in the receiver’s onboard storage for review and exporting to mapping programs. 800-446-3392;

Crawler Cameras

Aries Industries Mobile Pathfinder System

The Mobile Pathfinder System from Aries Industries is a lightweight, portable system for accurately inspecting mainlines that are 6 inches or larger. It includes a powerful transporter, camera and lightweight reel; these components are operated by an all-in-one remote control. The transporter comes in a variety of wheel sizes and is equipped with a rear-viewing camera and an adjustable electric lift to keep the camera centered in a range of pipe sizes. It features a WiperCam pan-and-tilt camera with an in-the-pipe cleaning system and field-replaceable wipers. The camera has a 300-degree viewing angle and LED lighting system to capture pipe details and ensure accurate assessments. The lightweight reel has 1,000 feet of low-friction, multiconductor cable, making the system fully portable. 800-234-7205;

CUES Steerable Pipe Ranger II 

The CUES Steerable Pipe Ranger II is a versatile robotic camera transporter designed to traverse silt, mud and debris commonly found in storm and sanitary sewers. It is designed with single-point wheel removal for quick configuration changes in varying pipe sizes and conditions. Optional high traction tires are available for extreme slippery conditions. The unit is designed to operate with all CUES inspection systems with up to 2,000 feet of single- or multi-conductor cable to inspect 7- through 72-inch-diameter pipe. 800-327-7791;

Envirosight ROVVER X

The ROVVER X sewer inspection system from Envirosight allows an operator to run inspections, view and record video, log observations, generate reports and link directly to asset management software. Twelve wheel options enable the crawler to inspect lines from 4 to 96 inches in diameter. Its six-wheel-drive with proportional steering navigates past obstacles, and overlapping wheels climb offsets with ease. Powerful motors and a geared drivetrain maximize travel range. Scale up this crawler by adding side-scanning, laser profiling and lateral launch. Users can view data from onboard sensors and assess defects on screen. Its firmware updates automatically to the latest features. The Flexspection sewer video capture platform’s three video resolution options (SD, 720p HD and 1080p HD) allow operators to change file size and resolution depending on the needs of each inspection. 866-936-8476; by MEDIT TROGLOTREK

The TROGLOTREK pipe inspection robot from by MEDIT is operated by a rechargeable battery and does not require access to an AC power supply, making it convenient for use in remote locations. All system parts, including a motorized cable drum, are battery-powered. With a full range of quick-changeable wheels, the robot can inspect pipes from 4 inches in diameter and up. For larger pipelines, additional auxiliary lights and wheel extension brackets are available. The pan-and-tilt camera thoroughly observes the inspection area, while a rear-view camera lets you monitor the surrounding area when moving backward. The crawler comes with a 984-foot Kevlar braided cable. The splashproof control center allows the system to be used in wet locations or during rain or snow. Inspection data can include text, footage and inclining information. 877-613-2210;

Mainline TV Camera Systems

Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL 

The eCAM Ace 2 SL from Electric Eel includes an extra-bright display screen, which is an important factor in the clarity and definition of viewing inspection camera images and data. A brighter screen provides better contrast and visibility of inspection, making it ideal in brightly lit environments like full and direct sunlight. It has a new location on the rear of the monitor for the battery cradle and AC/DC power input. The unit can handle both 18-volt battery (Milwaukee M18 or compatible) or 12-volt AC/DC adapter inputs. It includes an entirely new operating system and menu navigation. Other new standard features include the addition of screenshot function in JPEG format, an on/off function instead of powering up when plugged in, menus in three languages including English, French and Spanish and a keypad to reflect new functionality including a sonde function. 800-833-1212;

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye X-POD Plus 

The Gen-Eye X-POD Plus sewer camera system from General Pipe Cleaners includes the Gen-Pack battery adapter, Wi-Fi transmitter and an on-screen distance counter as standard equipment. The battery adapter lets you operate the camera system for up to 12 hours in remote locations with limited access to power. Fuse-protected to safeguard your equipment investment, the battery adapter is also available separately. A battery and charger are not included. The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter lets you view and record inspections on a cellphone. And using the system’s USB port, you can also archive activity on handy flash drives. The on-screen distance counter also shows how far the camera has traveled down a line in feet or meters. Settings can be adjusted for full-size or mini-reel configurations. 800-245-6200;

Milwaukee Tool M18 Modular Pipeline Inspection System

Milwaukee Tool’s M18 Modular Pipeline Inspection System is built around its M18 500GB Control Hub, which powers the reels and easily swaps between the reels for added versatility. Available in 100-foot flexible, 120- and 200-foot mid-stiff, and 200- and 325-foot stiff reels, technicians can inspect 1.5- to 10-inch sewer and drainlines on one system. Each reel features a high-resolution camera, and the 1080p HD self-leveling camera head features high-intensity LEDs to optimize the light output for better visibility down the line. The push cable is built to withstand harsh conditions when navigating through cast iron, clay and PVC pipes. Technicians can digitally pan and zoom up to 4X, making it easier to narrow in on the point of interest. View, record, edit and share HD images and video recordings from the M18 wireless monitor or the free Milwaukee Pipeline Inspection app on a mobile device. 800-729-3878;

MyTana PGR200

MyTana’s PGR200 push camera has the range and rigidity to inspect long laterals and small mains. The reel has a brake with adjustable drag to help manage the 200-foot pushrod as you work. A self-leveling camera head with adjustable LED illumination delivers crisp video footage and includes a built-in 512 Hz sonde. The control box mounts securely on a full swivel bracket so you can position the 12-inch daylight-readable monitor for best viewing. All-digital recording saves footage to internal storage or a USB flash drive. Operators can also stream video wirelessly to multiple devices. The rugged frame has balanced weight and anti-skid feet for easy maneuvering. 800-328-8170;

Ratech Electronics Plumber’s Helper Jr.

The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for digital images and video. This mini pipe inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera; a standard color camera; or any of the company’s three micro camera heads — 5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter. 905-660-7072;

RIDGID SeeSnake Mini Pro 

The RIDGID SeeSnake Mini Pro inspection camera with TruSense Technology provides digital self-leveling without mechanical rotation, inspecting up to 200 feet of 1 1/2- to 8-inch pipe with its mid-flex push cable that can navigate hard 90-degree bends. Its 25 mm digital self-leveling camera always keeps the in-pipe image upright and, when paired with a TruSense enabled monitor, it delivers an in-pipe image with superior clarity, detail and fewer blown-out areas and sections of the pipe that are too dark to see. Digital Zoom/Pan provides the ability to focus on a single point of interest, while the TiltSense Inclinometer measures the camera’s angle and displays the degree of tilt on the monitor — giving professionals a useful indicator of the in-pipe pitch of the camera. It pairs with the RIDGIDConnect Online Business Tool for seamless customer reporting. 800-474-3443;

USA Borescopes FastCam  

The FastCam from USA Borescopes is a rugged and simple sewer camera. This compact and portable inspection camera offers 130 feet of working length with the convenience of on-board picture and video recording. This system is ideal for inspecting pipes from 2 to 6 inches and the waterproof camera head can perform in depths up to 25 feet deep. The camera head also offers a standard built-in transmitting camera head with 512 Hz signal. The robust steel frame supports the 130- or 200-foot pushrod system and transports easily. 931-362-3304;


ADS Environmental Services PRISM 3.0

The PRISM 3.0 solution platform from ADS Environmental Services equips users with the necessary tools to capture, analyze, store, report and visualize actionable answers to the industry’s most critical collections system problems — prioritizing sewer cleaning and preventing SSOs, assessing RDII and measuring and managing CSOs. Updates include a home screen map with updated notification tiles and GID mapping; a notification dashboard with customer level controls for setting alarms, tiered alarm escalation and contextual alarms using ANSR entities; and the ability to save configuration settings for the location dashboard. 800-633-7246;

ITpipes Asset Management Integration

The ITpipes Asset Management Integration module provides benefits that fully and automatically integrate an asset management system with pipe inspection planning and prioritizing. When work is done, work orders are automatically created in the asset management system. Likewise, pipe inspections can be assigned to specific crews through the AMS, and performed with ITpipes in the field. Data automatically syncs each night, allowing new inspection data to be uploaded to the AMS and Esri for review, and new work orders assigned to be downloaded to the CCTV inspection vehicle. Additionally, field inspectors have a work order assignment available that shows the latest updates and is pre-populated to eliminate operator data entry. All AMS users have access to comprehensive inspection information and inspection comparison details. Schedulers, planners and engineers can create work orders based on location mapping or filtered selections using condition assessment detail. Additionally, hyperlinks allow for inspections to be sent outside of the organization. 877-487-4737;

RapidView IBAK North America IKAS Evolution

IKAS Evolution sewer analysis software from RapidView IBAK North America is capable of PACP, LACP and MACP data interface, can be adapted to the modern sewer inspection standards, and customized to the specific user’s workflow. It is available in four base bundles with over two dozen extension options including: full digital HD resolution, laser measurement and LaserScan continuous profile analysis. One module included in all four bundles is a powerful tool called 3D GeoSense. Compatible with all RapidView cameras (excluding AxialCam 2.0), each camera has an option to install a sensor that tracks the movement as it travels through the pipe. This allows it to capture distance, position and depth accurately and efficiently. 800-656-4225;

WinCan Enterprise

WinCan Enterprise helps managers keep track of progress on different sewer projects directly from the cloud. Supporting an enterprise approach to work-order management, it gives users high-level control of project data for their whole sewer system. They can quickly break down inspection results with rating metrics and observation data, and when they are ready, all the details and raw media from individual inspections are available at the click of a button. Job maps give management teams the ability to oversee all projects currently in progress, with color-coded results that give insight into system health. Users can drill down into inspections directly from these map views or switch to a Kanban-style inspection manager to assign or move projects through their life cycle. 877-626-8386;


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