Advanced Test Equipment Corporation has an extensive pipe camera rental inventory, featuring cameras from the industry's leading manufacturers available at affordable rental rates. Pipe cameras are versatile pieces of test equipment with functionalities that range from vertical, horizontal, self-leveling, flexible, or rugged uses. Also known as sewer cameras, these instruments are crucial to providing accuracy in the field for industry professionals. ATEC carries pipe camera rental units from leading manufacturers like USA Borescopes, Wohler, Fiberscope, and Inuktun.
What Is A Pipe Camera?
A pipe camera, additionally known as a plumbing camera, drain camera, push camera, or duct camera, reveals corrosion, clogs, cracks, and other various ways in drainage or sewer pipes. A drain inspection camera is essentially a robotic snake with a very small camera attached at the end. Pipe cameras are crucial instruments for plumbers, contractors, drain cleaners, environmental engineers, and HVAC inspectors. Sewer cameras are equipped with LED lighting probe tips to improve inspection quality and give precise measurements. Drain inspection pipe cameras are manufactured for users to easily maneuver the camera in plumbing pipes and sewer lines with many twists, turns, and bends. A push sewer camera is a great tool for entry level inspections.
How Do Pipe Cameras Work?
Before the innovative technology of a pipe camera, plumbers and other industry professionals were not able to inspect a drain sewer or line to pinpoint leaks and faults without making a mess and digging. Pipe cameras are non-invasive inspection systems that require a small entry point and can be connected directly into the main sewer line from various access points. The non-invasive technology of pipe cameras is ideal for pipe repairs as it eliminates the need to dig due to trenchless technology drain inspection cameras have enabled. Sewer inspection cameras save time by locating leaks quicker as plumbers can narrow down the leak source faster with the pipe camera.
Choosing a Pipe Camera Rental
When choosing the right pipe camera for your application, several factors need to be considered. A vertical sewer camera and a horizontal sewer camera, for example, are used in applications respective to their orientation, and may not function in other applications. Unlike horizontal cameras, vertical drain inspection systems require a drop camera to add panning and tilting functionality; to perform a 3D inspection of all sides of the piping a vertical pipe camera needs to rotate and tilt. Horizontal cameras, on the other hand, are often self-leveling to maintain camera position and have fish-eye lenses to ensure a full 180° view. Inspection cameras also come with even more considerations—like whether to choose a more flexible or rugged camera. Flexible cameras can bend around abrupt turns in piping, but may be vulnerable to sharp edges, whereas a less flexible and more durable camera can endure harsh environments but sacrifices the ability to bend.
what is a pipe camera used for?
As mentioned, sewer line inspection cameras are utilized by plumbers to locate and identify drainage problems. The majority of problems that plumbing professionals diagnose are flaws that would normally not be able to be seen without the technology of the pipe camera.
Common problems inspection professionals find while using a drain inspection camera are:
- Piping Issues
- Pipes can shift over time, creating possible cracks and misaligned piping.
- Sewer cameras can find leaks in pipes, allowing quick cost-saving repairs.
- Pipes can easily become blocked but drain inspection cameras detect blockages in exact locations.
- Metal pipes are prone to corrosion and pipe cameras work to repair the old piping
- Sewer Line interference
- Sewer lines can be obstructed by things such as tree roots.