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Remote Visual Inspection of Mainline Sewers

16-05-2016
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Any professional sewer or drain cleaner worth their salt would rank their remote visual inspection 
 
(RVI) camera system as one of their most important assets.  In fact, it wouldn’t be possible for them 
 
to do their jobs effectively without these versatile pieces of equipment which deliver a range of 
 
functionality and quality features.
 
When choosing which system to use for your inspection, factors such as the size of the drainlines, 
 
the location of the inspection areas (for example, are they difficult to access) and the level of 
 
software support required all need to be.   It’s always worth talking to experts to get balanced and 
 
well-informed advice that meets your particular sewer inspection requirements.
 
These are some of the types of inspection systems that would help with mainline sewer inspections:
 
 Portable pipe inspection cameras
 
 Side-scanning inspection systems
 
 Digital universal cameras
 
 Pipe inspection cameras
 
 Multifunction sewer/drain cameras
 
 Hand-held inspection tools
 
 Video inspection packages
 
 Pushrod/crawler combination cameras
 
 Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras
 
 Self levelling cameras
 
 CCTV pipeline inspection systems
 
As you can see, there are numerous options on the market - plus you can get a variety of 
 
accessories, mapping software and IT systems which all enhance the performance of these 
 
inspection systems.   For example, a laser profile is a high-performance accessory which can be 
 
attached to an inspection crawler in order to geometrically profile the interior of sewers and drains 
 
using CCTV, whilst mapping software comes with an array of reporting features so that data can be 
 
captured, analysed and shared.  You can even get a robot for cutting and grinding pipelines, with 
 
onboard cameras monitoring the worksite.
 
Inspection technology has advanced rapidly in recent years and the affordability and choices of 
 
equipment have increased exponentially.  In the business of mainline sewer inspections, there’s no 
 
doubt that RVI cameras are a versatile and indispensible asset and play a significant role in early 
 
detection of any flaws, identifying problems and ensuring that drains and pipelines function 
 
optimally.  
 
As with any capital equipment, it’s important to choose the right one for the job and the experts at 
 
Nexxis are always available to discuss your RVI requirements.  As one of the leading suppliers of 
 
inspection equipment and NDT technology in Australia, they can supply a huge range of inspection 
 
cameras, accessories and software and are well-qualified to offer practical advice on finding the best 
 
solution for your mainline sewer inspection.  Find them on 08 9418 4952 or visit their new website, 
 
nexxis.com.au to see their full range of RVI solutions.

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