Definition - What does Push Camera mean?
Push cameras are cameras that are pushed into a sewer or drain for the purpose of inspecting pipes to detect cracks, leaks, root intrusion, corrosion etc.
Trenchless rehabilitation methods require inspection of drain lines prior to carrying out repair work. This ensures that the exact area of damage is pinpointed and repair is carried out for that specific area or for that particular pipeline. Detecting damage can save a lot of time and reduce the cost of rehabilitation.
Trenchlesspedia explains Push Camera
Push cameras are water resistant and are inserted into the drain or sewer line by pushing the camera into the system. The inspection apparatus consists of a push rod with an attached camera. The push rod can be up to 200 meters in length making it useful for inspecting long pipelines. The cameras come in basic as well as advanced systems enabling simple inspection or pan/ tilt option and the self-leveling type.
The camera is connected to a monitor that allows the operator to take still images as well as video footage of the inspection. These cameras are built to operate in tough and challenging conditions and are easy to use. It is an important tool for a trenchless contractor because it helps eliminate the need for manual inspection which can in some conditions prove to be dangerous.