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Inspection Systems Troubleshoot Drains, Produce Valuable Data





By Thomas A. Westerkamp  
OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: Versatile Augers Clean Drains EffectivelyPt. 2: This PagePt. 3: Managers Can Specify a Range of Hand-Held Drain CleanersPt. 4: Portable Cleaners and Water Jetters Maintain Drain LinesPt. 5: Inspection Cameras Play a Role in Preventive Maintenance ProgramsPt. 6: Drain-Inspection Recordings Provide Managers with Training Tools


Inspection systems enable technicians to see the condition of drain lines and locate the problem. With capabilities of the current line of inspection-camera systems, such as a 1½-inch head on 100 feet of cable, technicians can see a live picture of conditions inside the drain and record the information for later use.

For example, a system might include a high-resolution camera linked by cable to a flexible head, which allows the operator to inspect the entire inner pipe wall. Since the head is waterproof, the unit can inspect drains even with water backed up behind the blockage.

Using the attached monitor and a VHS or DVD recorder with playback capability, a technician can preserve the information for later review with management or others who plan and perform the actual cleaning or repair.

 




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