Push Rod Camera
Definition - What does Push Rod Camera mean?
Push rod cameras are highly maneuverable systems that allow the operator to inspect pipes easily even in highly challenging situations. These cameras are mounted on the ends of push rods that are flexible and can snake around bends for inspection.
Trenchless rehabilitation techniques require inspections prior to repair in order to pinpoint areas of damage. This enables the contractor to pick an appropriate method of rehabilitation such as cured-in-place pipe, sliplining, mechanical spot repair etc. to repair the pipe.
Trenchlesspedia explains Push Rod Camera
Sometimes, pipes are difficult to inspect by traditional methods or even by typical video inspection methods using crawlers, such as in long, narrow pipes with multiple bends. In such cases, push rod cameras are very useful because they are designed for just such conditions.
The flexible rod is easily pushed into the pipe after which the operator can remotely control the pipe by studying the real-time progress of the camera. Controls enable the operator to bend the camera to easily pass through bends within a pipe.
Push rod cameras are available in various lengths and diameters to enable inspection in differing pipe sizes. The rods are semi-rigid and are wound around a rod reel. These cameras can be installed with centering devices and pan and tilt systems for closer and better inspection.