When searching for a pipe inspection system, the price and ROI are often first considerations. While price is important, the majority of smaller reels are not meant for larger pipes. If you use a reel in an inch-larger pipe than the one that the reel is designed to fit, it’s easy to damage the cable by kinking the wire. If a cable is damaged, it will not allow inspections to be done. However, the best option would be to repair the camera. It can be a good idea to take the time to research the jobs you visit and the sizes of the pipes there. This will help you minimize the need for unnecessary repairs and increase your ROI.
Systems for residential use are smaller in size and more bendy. They typically start at 32mm up to 150mm or 200mm. RIDGID provides three different types of systems for different pipe sizes. They also offer different cable flexibilities. If you are mainly working in laterals with multiple Noritz water heater bends you will want a flexible push cord that is strong enough to maneuver those bends while still being able to reach the end of the pipe to inspect it.
If you frequently work in large diameters with long straight runs, you might want a more rigid push cable. The cable may become too flexible for your pipe size. You may also experience camera kinks. Each camera head has multiple sensors which provide information on the camera’s in-pipe inclination and HDR camera technology to give you an excellent image quality.
HDR, also known as High Dynamic Range or High Definition, should not be confused with High Definition. Our cameras are made to work in an indoor pipe environment. Therefore, we aim for maximum image clarity. HDR technology corrects the white/black balance and gives you a clearer shot.
TiltSense allows you to see the camera’s angle, or inclination along the pipe. Hidden defects in pipes can be quite interesting. If there are a lot more debris in the pipe than you think, it can be hard to tell if the pipe cracks. Although the indication of an inclinometer is not calibrated it can give useful insights that may be helpful in diagnosing defects or installing errors.
All of these technologies are built on TruSense Platform. All these technologies are built on the TruSense Platform. The camera must be able to handle the most difficult job sites such as underground drainage.
In 1996, RIDGID’s first line of inspection cameras was launched. These cameras allow professionals to identify in-ground pipe problems more quickly. RIDGID is a trusted brand that has delivered durable underground products over the past 25 years. These products have allowed users to build and grow their businesses year upon year.
The SeeSnake equipment has been specifically designed for use in underground environments. For long-term durability, the RIDGID cameras heads were originally made for deep-sea application. The lenses are made from multi-element sapphire glass, which is highly resistant to impact and scratches. This unique design allows for superior clarity in the pipe. The camera heads have a compact design and are in line with springs to allow passing in bends.