A pipe inspection camera reveals cracks, clogs, corrosion and other flaws in sewer and drainage pipes. Pipe cameras record video as they are pushed through the pipeline, their journey illuminated by LED lights attached to their heads. With the visualizations a pipe inspection camera provides, users can discover the reasons behind sewer backups, slow drains and clogging, even if the faults are located in piping concealed by concrete or walling. A pipe inspection system may also feature a built-in radio transmitter to record the precise location underground depth of pipe faults. Pipe cameras are also known as sewer cameras, drain cameras, push cameras and duct cameras.
When choosing the right pipe camera for your application, several factors need to be considered. A vertical pipe camera and a horizontal pipe camera, for example, are used in applications respective to their orientation, and may not function in other applications. Unlike horizontal cameras, vertical pipe 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. Pipe 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.
ATEC offers affordable pipe inspection camera rentals from leading manufacturers like Fiberscope. Our account managers will guide you to the ideal sewer camera for your inspection application, whether you require a camera with vertical, horizontal, pan/tilt, self-leveling, flexible or rugged functionality. ATEC will guide you to the right model and accessories and deliver your pipe camera with immediate shipping.