Finding the cause of a blocked or broken pipe can be an exceedingly frustrating endeavour. Due to the remote nature involved with inspecting problems that occur in pipelines, it is simply not always feasible to conduct a human inspection.

Fortunately there are solutions for these types of situations. Through the use of advanced pipeline technology, Rescue Rod is able to conduct remote inspections in nearly any type of pipe.

Rescue Rod has a range of CCTV pipe inspection equipment from tractorized high resolution cameras capable of accurately measuring the slope of the pipe in diameters from 100mmØ up to 1500mmØ to pushrod systems capable of inspecting from 80mmØ. We are able to inspect just about any non-man entry pipe, tank or vessel up to a distance of 500m.

We now also offer explosion proof systems able to safely inspect in zone 1 explosive atmospheres.

Rescue Rod uses Wincan for all CCTV reporting and data storage. The WinCan Software is a specialized application for the inspection and administration of wastewater network systems. WinCan offers different solutions starting with the collection of the inspection data to the analysis of this data and finally the integration into Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

WinCan transforms raw data into the intelligence you need to make maintenance decisions. Its intuitive interface grants easy access to information while enforcing consistent data entry. Single-click video and still image capture, plus annotation and measurement tools, ensure every observation is robustly documented. Sophisticated search functionality lets you sort observations by location, type and severity, as well as perform statistical analysis. WinCan also makes sharing intelligence easy. It generates customizable reports that combine information, graphics and images for rapid comprehension. All video data and databases will be delivered on DVDs with a copy of Wincan Viewer software.

Wincan Viewer is a simple to use application which allows the client to view video recordings, incidents and the pipe profile. The Viewer software is compatible with most computers and operating systems.

Rescue Rod is equipped  with the right equipment to create GIS (geographic information systems) which are designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data.

Users of GIS mapping range from indigenous people, communities, research institutions, environmental scientists, health organizations, land use planners, businesses, and government agencies at all levels.

Some examples include:

  • Public Participation GIS
  • Road networking
  • Wastewater and stormwater systems
  • Waste management
Laser Profiling systems gives accurate data about the shape, capacity, ovality and deformation of pipelines.  It supplies customers with in-depth reports regarding corrosion, debris levels and accurate pipe measurements enabling informed decisions on pipe integrity and rehabilitation programmes.
  • Pipes
  • Airconditioning Systems
  • Cable Pits
  • Powerstation Lines
  • Filtering Units
  • Underground Cavities
Many modifications for different applications have been made to the basic camera systems, for example, borehole or well inspections and floating cameras for large high flow pipe lines.
CCTV inspection systems have become more than just “pipe line” inspection systems and are capable of inspecting just about any non-man entry vessel, void or tank. Explosion proof systems are also available allowing safe inspections in hazardous atmospheres.

Here are a couple of applications where CCTV pipe line inspection systems have been used:

  • Pre and post rehabilitation of sewer, water, effluent and stormwater pipes
  • Pre-adoption inspections of new pipe lines
  • Rehabilitation prioritization of pipe networks
  • Mapping of pipe networks
  • Vertical borehole inspections including penstock inlets
  • Internal inspection of various tanks, reservoirs and vessels
  • Sink hole exploration
  • Internal inspection of chimney stacks
  • Post maintenance inspections of steam pipes for power generators

Further Reading

Learn more about the CCTV drain inspection equipment we use.

Find more information on the technical specifications of our CCTV cameras.