Product Focus: Inspection, Location and Leak Detection

Product Focus: Inspection, Location and Leak Detection

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Cua Claws crawler wheels

Crawler wheels from Cua Claws can help improve footage in wet slippery PVC or other plastic pipe. The wheels have tungsten carbide furnace-brazed to the wheel. An extended range of modes is available that can be retrofitted to the customer’s crawler. The company also offers a service to apply its carbide to crawler wheels. Some wheels are stainless and cannot be processed so Cua Claws has a line of replacement wheels of exact fit in mild steel so the grit can be applied. This way the customer can harvest the savings to re-grit instead of replacing the wheels when necessary. 714-697-8697; www.cuaclaws.com


Drainline TV Inspection

CUES Micro Pan and Tilt Camera

The CUES Micro Pan and Tilt Camera is designed to work with the LAMP II lateral launcher as an optional pan-and-tilt push camera. The camera is steerable to navigate through multiple wyes when traversing 45- or 90-degree bends or sweeps. It can be easily deployed with or against the flow. The camera includes a detachable steering wand; an automatic, powered, self-leveling camera head; built-in lens wiper; and two banks of LEDs with variable light intensity. Additional features include 360-degree pan and tilt, and built-in sonde with switchable frequencies. 800-327-7791; www.cuesinc.com


Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL

Electric Eel’s eCAM Ace 2 SL pipeline inspection camera system has a new battery cradle that accepts a Milwaukee M18 or equivalent battery. Battery life is six to seven hours. Other features include a self-leveling color camera, one-touch USB recording, on-screen footage counter and wheels for easy transport and maneuverability. The system also includes a rugged stainless steel housed 1.68-inch-diameter self-leveling color camera for inspecting 3- to 10-inch lines. A flexible camera spring is designed to navigate 3-inch P-traps. An LCD monitor comes with AR film for optimal viewing in sunlight. It comes standard with 200 feet of braided fiberglass premium 1/2-inch-diameter pushrod. 800-833-1212; www.electriceel.com


Envirosight Verisight Pro+

Envirosight’s Verisight Pro+ push camera can help municipalities and plumbing contractors complete critical drain pipe and lateral inspections quickly and accurately. The stainless self-leveling camera captures up to 90 hours of color footage from pipes 2 inches in diameter and larger, regardless of material. With supplied centering devices, it snakes through multiple bends for maximum range. An integral tri-band sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with most any locator. The rugged welded-steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The system runs for 6 hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, or off mains or vehicle power. Its controller displays real-time footage on an 8-inch LCD and can operate all camera functions, generate custom text overlays with a full QWERTY keyboard, and easily off-load inspection footage by SD card or USB drive. 866-838-3763; www.envirosight.com


EPL Solutions Gvision

The Gvision camera system from EPL Solutions offers a rugged, compact solution for inspecting pipelines 3 to 12 inches in diameter. Available with 200, 300 or 400 feet of pushrod, the reel has a stiff yet flexible fiberglass cable that is optimized for farther pushes through turns and bends. The color camera is self-leveling and includes a powerful, convenient, always-on 512 Hz transmitter for quick and precise area determination. The antiglare LCD monitor delivers a clear, crisp picture even in direct sunlight. To record video inspections, connect a USB storage device directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs HD-quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760; www.epls-usa.com


Forbest Products FB-PIC3388MT-200

The FB-PIC3388MT-200 from Forbest Products has a 1.5-inch self-leveling camera head (512 Hz built-in sonde transmitter in the spring kit), 200-foot pushrod and a portable control station with a 10-inch LCD screen. It is suitable for lines from 4 to 8 inches. It has a detachable and interchangeable design that allows the user to easily screw on or off parts for upgrading or repair. 877-369-1199; www.forbestusa.net


Hathorn Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE

Hathorn’s Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE inspection cameras offer the convenience of streaming video inspections to an Apple or Android mobile device using the free PipeSTREAM app. It can be used to take screenshots, overlay voice commentary and share videos with up to four devices. It has the choice of DuraCAM self-leveling or straight-view camera heads in multiples sizes and an on-screen footage counter. Municipal-grade camera reels are built tough, with butt-welded steel-frame construction, stainless steel camera heads and a choice of HDPE premium pushrod size allows the user to push far and remain in the field longer. It has 512 Hz sonde control and external 18-volt Milwaukee battery compatibility for quick swap-outs and longer time in the field. 866-428-4676; www.hathorncorp.com


INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM Scout 3-Pro Red 35

The Scout 3-Pro Red 35, distributed by INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM, is a rugged yet compact sewer inspection camera that is easy to use and is supplied with a 1-inch self-level color camera head, 512 Hz sonde transmitter, distance/foot counter, time and date stamp, on-screen text writing capability and MP4 color video recording with snapshot picture function. The 115-foot heavy-duty pushrod cable provides a blend of flexibility and stiffness to allow use in a variety of pipes and conditions. The camera controls are fully self-contained inside an easily removeable control case for use in confined or restricted spaces. 603-267-0400; www.inspectorcameras.com


Milwaukee Tool M18 Pipeline Inspection System

The M18 Pipeline Inspection System from Milwaukee Tool is built around the M18 500 GB Control Hub. The hub powers both the 120- and 200-foot pipeline inspection reels and can easily be swapped between them. Both reels feature a 1080p HD self-leveling camera head and a push cable built to withstand the harsh conditions when navigating through cast iron, clay and PVC pipes. Technicians can digitally zoom and pan up to 4X, making it easier to focus on the point of interest. View, record, edit and share videos from the wireless monitor or the Milwaukee Pipeline Inspection app on a mobile device. The integrated ONE-KEY technology provides the ability to track the tool’s location, manage it in inventory, and lock out the tool if it is ever lost or stolen. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com


MyTana PGR400

MyTana’s PGR400 push camera has the range and rigidity to inspect long laterals and small mains, with the choice of a 400- or 325-foot pushrod for use in lines 4 to 12 inches in diameter. The reel has a brake with adjustable drag to help manage the 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 lets you save footage to internal storage or 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. A skid and camera guides for the camera head help jump offsets and navigate bends. 800-328-8170; www.mytana.com


RapidView IBAK North America MicroLite Pushrod System

The MicroLite Pushrod System from RapidView IBAK North America is a lightweight, small-diameter push system with durable steel-frame construction that delivers a high-quality image for all contractors and plumbers. Fitted with 100 feet of push cable, powerful LED lighting and an auto-uprighting camera, it is designed to inspect pipelines 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The entire system is powered by rechargeable batteries and is equipped with the positionable MicroLite Command Console, which includes a 10-inch touch-screen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225; www.rapidview.com


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 recording 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; www.ratech-electronics.com


RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 with CS6x Versa Camera System

The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 with CS6x Versa Camera System features a 25 mm self-leveling camera head and 131 feet of flexible push cable that is suitable for small/restricted branch lines with tight turns and shorter runs in main laterals. It includes a high dynamic range image sensor, Tiltsense inclinometer and integrated TruSense technology. Its quick-release docking system makes it suitable for pairing with the CS6x Versa digital reporting monitor. An ergonomic, all-in-one solution for capturing media, the monitor has a 5.7-inch daylight-viewable display that provides a crisp, clear in-pipe image. It offers multiple mounting positions with an adjustable kickstand to suit job site conditions and can be tilted to the desired viewing angle while docked or removed for convenient placement. 800-474-3443; www.ridgid.com


Vivax-Metrotech vCam-6

The vCam-6 HD inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes features such as text writer, voice-over, locatable sonde and traceable pushrod as standard equipment. The standard reel is available with 200, 300 or 400 feet of pushrod and the choice of a 1.3- or 1.8-inch self-leveling HD camera. The system includes a daylight-viewable control module with a 9.7-inch HD LCD monitor, distance counter and internal rechargeable batteries with five-plus hours of battery life. Video recording and JPG-format pictures can be saved to the internal 1 TB hard drive. The control module has built-in Wi-Fi to stream live video and snapshots to the vCam Live View Mobile app. 800-446-3392; www.vivax-metrotech.com


Electronic Leak Detection

FloLogic System

FloLogic offers a smart leak detection and automatic shut-off system with industrial-grade cast bronze valves in sizes up to 2 inches. It features comprehensive real-time leak detection, detecting leaks as small as a half-ounce per minute from the moment they start. When a leak is detected, the water is shut off automatically and the users receive an alert through the smartphone app. The FloLogic CONNECT module also features a thermometer, allowing low room temperature alerts and automatic water shutoffs. All systems are equipped with battery backup for continued protection during outages. Plumbers who sell and install FloLogic can help their clients secure their home against plumbing supply leak damage and can help them save hundreds annually on property insurance. 877-356-5644; www.flologic.com


General Pipe Cleaners GEN-EAR

The GEN-EAR acoustical leak detection system from General Pipe Cleaners quickly and accurately locates leaks in PVC, cast iron, copper and steel lines.  It also pinpoints problems in a wide variety of work, soil and surface conditions. The system’s Digital Spectrum Analyzer with 16 audio filter combinations reliably removes ambient noise interfering with accurate leak detection. So instead of traffic, wind or machinery sounds, operators hear the “whoosh” or “hiss” of water leaks through high-quality headphones. Two specially designed sensors detect the “gurgling” or “hammering” caused by cracked pipe beneath the ground. The ground sensor pinpoints problems through hard surfaces like concrete, asphalt or tile. The probe sensor locates leaks beneath soft surfaces like grass or carpet, and also functions as a contact probe for above-ground pipes or hydrants. Both feature wind-proof, shock-resistant housings to reduce unwanted noise. And both sport interchangeable components to maximize job site reliability. 800-245-6200; www.drainbrain.com


Electronic Pipe Location

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2

The UtiliGuard 2 from Subsite Electronics provides locate crews with integrated data capture, GPS positioning and an intuitive user interface to help operators improve work quality and maximize locate awareness. Operators get an in-depth understanding of locating activity by documenting locate accuracy and operations performance for more consistent results on job sites. The user interface offers simplified graphics that are easy and fast to interpret. Operators will notice an obvious change in screen layout when directly over a utility locate, providing positive confirmation. These graphics deliver increased confidence, locate consistency and operational performance. The data automatically captured can be used by operators to quickly prove or track performance, compare with benchmarks and provide actionable outcomes to help increase quality and productivity while reducing cable strikes. In addition to data-logging capabilities, it is equipped with integrated GPS positioning, enabling crews to improve activity reporting. 800-846-2713; www.subsite.com


Smoke Locators

Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower

The Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower is a fast and easy leak-detection system. The blower uses long-lasting dense smoke that is pumped into a plumbing system to identify leaks quickly and efficiently. Featuring a 5-foot, heavy-duty hose that fits a 4-inch cleanout tee, the blower is lightweight and corrosion-resistant. With exhaust pumped through the plumbing, the blower can be used indoors and easily transported with its top-mounted carrying handle. Its efficient 122-CC, 3.5 hp, four-stroke Honda engine provides more than 700 cfm, making it fast, easy and safe to determine plumbing-problem areas. Through vibration damping, excess movement and noise are also minimized, creating a smoother and more efficient experience. 800-843-7584; www.oatey.com


Hurco Technologies Power Smoker 2 

The Power Smoker 2 from Hurco Technologies quickly locates leaks in new and existing plumbing systems. The machine is connected to a clean-out, and smoke is sent through the system to reveal any problem areas. The system uses LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested safe smoke that costs cents per minute to use and has an indefinite shelf life. When the test is complete, the smoke dissipates without leaving any odor or residue. 800-888-1436; www.hurcotech.com


Superior Signal 5E Electric Smoker

When testing laterals and building plumbing, or pumping or inspecting septic tanks, smoke testing is a quick and effective way to find plumbing faults that lead to odors, leaks and inflow. The 5E Electric Smoker from Superior Signal easily connects to any clean-out, port or vent to smoke test the entire system in just a few minutes. It gently pushes smoke throughout the system to find cracks and leaks and quickly identify problems, taking only minutes to set up and seconds to see the results. It comes complete with 8-foot industrial grade hose. Used with Superior Smoke Candles, this cost-effective solution is suitable for hard-to-find odors, leaks and other faults in commercial, residential and municipal facilities. 800-945-8378; www.superiorsignal.com


Tracers

Hermann Sewerin GmbH VARIOTEC 460 Tracergas 

In pipeline systems in which the medium cannot be directly detected or when checking for leak sites using the electro-acoustic method fails, the tracer gas technique is a favorable alternative. The VARIOTEC 460 Tracergas from Hermann Sewerin GmbH has two sensors available for above-ground inspection, measuring in bar holes, inspection of household installations and gas measurement. The gas-sensitive semiconductor sensor optimized for this method of measurement is responsible for above-ground inspection and inspection of household installations. Due to this specialization, it features very low cross sensitivity to other gases such as methane and minimal cross sensitivity to moisture. Indication errors that frequently occur when transitioning from dry to moist ground are thus avoided. 888-592-9916; www.sewerin.com  



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