Product Focus: Location and Leak Detection, Drainline TV Inspection

Product Focus: Location and Leak Detection, Drainline TV Inspection

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Electronic Leak Detectors

1 // General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Ear LE

The Gen-Ear LE from General Pipe Cleaners is an easy-to-use, economical water leak locator with strong sound amplification. It can be used to pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial water lines. The compact amplifier fits easily in the palm of your hand. It provides noise-free amplification with built-in preset audio filters, so you don’t have to guess what settings to use. High-performance headphones with noise cancellation block out interference from surrounding ambient noise. The advanced acoustic sensor listens for the gurgling or hammering of water escaping from a cracked pipe under any surface, like concrete, tile, grass or carpet. For especially hard to find leaks, the Sound Amplification Module adds air to the line, increasing the water pressure, thus amplifying the leak sounds making them easier to locate. 800-245-6200;

2 // Hermann Sewerin GmbH SeCorrPhon AC 200

The SeCorrPhon AC 200 from Hermann Sewerin GmbH is ideal for water leak detection, with an easy-to-read measurement value display and automated filter selection. It combines the characteristics of a correlator with acoustic water leak detection, including pre-location, pinpointing and correlation in one single system. It is based on the tried and tested housing and hardware concept of the AQUAPHON A 200. Each is ideal for use for leak detection across all sections, materials, diameters and lengths of pipelines. Numerous additional functions are also available for complex location scenarios. 888-592-9916;

3 // MyTana Locate and Leak Detect Package

MyTana’s Locate and Leak Detect Package includes the 512+ Locator, the LineFinder Transmitter and the LD40 Leak Detector. The locator detects 512Hz signal from sondes and camera heads to help find the location of problems in most pipes. Partner with the LineFinder Transmitter to trace the paths of buried utilities like CATV cable, gas lines, telephone cables or fiber optic cables with sheath. Find water leaks by using the locator/transmitter combo to trace a waterline, then use the LD40 to pinpoint where the leak is. Both the locator and the LD40 offer large displays with real-time visual and audio feedback to guide you. 800-328-8170;

Electronic Line Locator 

4 // RIDGID SeekTech Locator 18V Adaptor

The RIDGID SeekTech Locator 18V Adaptor is a flexible power option, attaching to the SeekTech SR-20, SR-24 and NaviTrack Scout to allow use with a RIDGID 18-volt battery. Compact in size at 3.7 by 2.9 by 5.1 inches, the adaptor is a versatile power option that can reduce long-term battery costs. It easily fits into the alkaline battery cavity, providing convenience and flexibility. It also means fewer interruptions at the job site to increase productivity and profitability. 800-474-3443;

Push TV Camera Systems 

5 // CUES MPlus+ XL

The CUES MPlus+ XL push system is designed for easy operation and flexibility with an all-in-one setup and quick removal of the control unit, which can be used separately. It includes a coiler configuration and pan-and-tilt camera for mainline and larger pipeline applications up to 500 feet. It integrates video observation coding, observation coding interface and digital recording. The lightweight system includes large, durable wheels for portability and a balanced footprint for stability. It is manufactured to handle rigorous field use. 800-327-7791;

6 // Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL

Electric Eel’s eCAM Ace 2 SL pipeline inspection camera system has a new battery cradle that accepts a Milwaukee M18 or equivalent battery. Battery life is six to seven hours. Other features include a self-leveling color camera, one-touch USB recording, on-screen footage counter and wheels for easy transport and maneuverability. The system also includes a rugged stainless steel housed 1.68-inch-diameter self-leveling color camera for inspecting 3- to 10-inch lines. A flexible camera spring is designed to navigate 3-inch P-traps. An LCD monitor comes with AR film for optimal viewing in sunlight. It comes standard with 200 feet of braided fiberglass premium 1/2-inch-diameter pushrod. 800-833-1212;

7 // Envirosight Verisight Pro+

The Verisight Pro+ from Envirosight pairs smart technology with the classic push camera to quickly diagnose defects and problems in drainpipes, clean-outs and laterals. Capture up to 90 hours of detailed footage with your choice of a self-leveling axial camera or pan/tilt camera, or use both interchangeably. The 3X zoom camera head’s stainless steel construction withstands harsh conditions, and its spring facilitates navigation through bends and tees. The controller offers an 8-inch LCD screen that displays footage in real-time and a full QWERTY keyboard for recording observations. Easily navigate and review your recorded inspections using the thumbnail gallery, then transfer them via SD card or USB drive. 866-838-3763;

8 // EPL Solutions Gvision V5 

The Gvision V5 from EPL Solutions is a durable camera system that can be purchased as a mainline with 200, 300 or 400 feet of stiff yet flexible pushrod, or a 150-foot mini camera. The reel features a stiff, yet flexible fiberglass rod that is optimized for further pushes with turns and bends. The color camera is self-leveling and includes a powerful, conveniently always-on 512 Hz transmitter for quick and precise area determination. The anti-glare LCD monitor delivers a clear crisp picture even in direct sunlight. To record video inspections from the monitor, connect a USB storage device or Apple mobile device directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs high-definition quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760;

9 // Forbest Products FB-PIC3388MT-200

The FB-PIC3388MT-200 from Forbest Products has a 1.5-inch self-leveling camera head (512Hz built-in sonde transmitter in the spring kit), 200-foot pushrod and a portable control station with a 10-inch LCD screen. It is suitable for lines from 4 to 8 inches. It has a detachable and interchangeable design that allows the user to easily screw on or off parts for upgrading or repair. 877-369-1199;

10 // Hathorn Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE

Hathorn’s Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE inspection cameras offer the convenience of streaming video inspections to an Apple or Android mobile device using the free PipeSTREAM app. It can be used to take screenshots, overlay voice commentary and share videos with up to four devices. It has the choice of DuraCAM self-leveling or straight-view camera heads in multiples sizes and an on-screen footage counter. Municipal-grade camera reels are built tough, with butt-welded steel-frame construction, stainless steel camera heads and a choice of HDPE premium pushrod size. It has 512 Hz sonde control and external 18-volt Milwaukee battery compatibility for quick swap-outs and longer time in the field. 866-428-4676;

11 // INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM Scout 3-Pro Red 35

The Scout 3-Pro Red 35, distributed by INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM, is a rugged yet compact sewer inspection camera that is easy to use and is supplied with a 1-inch self-level color camera head, 512 Hz Sonde transmitter, distance/foot counter, time and date stamp, on-screen text writing capability and MP4 color video recording with snapshot picture function. The 115-foot heavy-duty pushrod cable provides a blend of flexibility and stiffness to allow use in a variety of pipes and conditions. The camera controls are fully self-contained inside an easily removeable control case for use in confined or restricted spaces. 603-267-0400;

12 // Milwaukee Tool M18 Pipeline Inspection System

The M18 Pipeline Inspection System from Milwaukee Tool is built around the M18 500 GB Control Hub. The hub powers both the 120- and 200-foot pipeline inspection reels and can easily be swapped between them. Both reels feature a 1080p HD self-leveling camera head and a push cable built to withstand the harsh conditions when navigating through cast iron, clay and PVC pipes. Technicians can digitally zoom and pan up to 4X, making it easier to focus on the point of interest. View, record, edit and share videos from the wireless monitor or the Milwaukee Pipeline Inspection app on a mobile device. The integrated ONE-KEY technology provides the ability to track the tool’s location, manage it in inventory and lock out the tool if it is ever lost or stolen. 800-729-3878;

13 // RapidView IBAK North America MicroLite Pushrod System

The MicroLite Pushrod System from RapidView IBAK North America is a lightweight, small-diameter push system with durable steel-frame construction that delivers a high-quality image for all contractors and plumbers. Fitted with 100 feet of push cable, powerful LED lighting and an auto-uprighting camera, it is designed to inspect pipelines 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The entire system is powered by rechargeable batteries and is equipped with the positionable MicroLite Command Console, which includes a 10-inch touch-screen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225;

14 // Ratech Electronics Plumber’s Helper Jr.

The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for recording digital images and video. This mini pipe inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera; a standard color camera; or any of the company’s three micro camera heads — 5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter. 905-660-7072;

15 // Spartan Tool Traveler 3.0

The Traveler 3.0 from Spartan Tool is the same compact, portable size as before, but includes completely rebuilt and upgraded interior components. It has a stronger, more durable pushrod with a removable reel, allowing the user to swap reels in the field quickly and easily. An upgraded camera head with high-intensity LEDs comes standard, but a line of easily interchangeable, customizable camera heads is available for flexibility. The upgraded interior electronic components are built to withstand harsh environments and deliver better resolution and accuracy. 800-435-3866;

16 // Subsite Electronics Armored SinCon Cable

Designed to boost utility inspection productivity, Subsite Electronics Armored SinCon Cable is a single conductor cable with multiconductor functionality to help inspectors ensure an efficient and reliable inspection. It can perform multiple functions at a time, including drive, pan, tilt and lift, allowing inspection crews to complete each function needed with one system. Built for durability, it features a strong CCTV cable break strength of 5,400-pounds. The 1/4-inch outside diameter is wrapped with two layers of steel armor, for increased protection against tears or scrapes. To minimize downtime, it can be easily reterminated in the field, without the need for specialized tools, soldering or epoxy, helping inspectors get back into operation quickly. 800-846-2713;

17 // USA Borescopes Wohler VIS 700

The Wohler VIS 700 inspection camera, distributed by USA Borescopes, offers razor sharp high-definition images, a focus function for precise inspection, 360-degree viewing and 100 feet of working length. HD images are displayed on a brilliant, touch-screen high-resolution monitor. It is designed to transmit live video data to smart devices via wireless LAN. While conducting an inspection, the tech has the option to stream live images and videos on a smartphone or tablet. They can also save all the inspection footage to an SD card for reviewing at a later time. The system is available with interchangeable 1.5-inch camera heads with pan-and-tilt features as well as a smaller 1-inch straight-view camera head. 931-362-3304;

18 // Vivax-Metrotech vCamMX-2

The vCamMX-2 from Vivax-Metrotech is a portable all-in-one camera to inspect pipes between 1 1/2 and 4 inches. The control module’s 8-inch daylight-viewable LCD screen shows the distance of pushrod deployed, as well as the current time and date. Recordings are made in MP4 video and pictures in JPEG format directly to a USB thumb drive, then instantly backed up to an SD card. The internal microphone allows audio commenting over recorded video. The pushrod is traceable with the use of an external locator transmitter and is available in 100 or 150 feet. The 512Hz frequency sonde is standard equipment. It comes with two interchangeable camera heads. The smaller D18-MX camera is fixed position and 0.70 inch in diameter, and the D26-MX is self-leveling and 1 inch in diameter. 800-446-3392;

19 // WinCan Web

With expanding features in the WinCan Web ecosystem, sewer inspection data can be created, coded, shared and visualized directly from the cloud. WinCan Web Flex and Enterprise capabilities support even faster, remote workflows with intuitive editing capabilities and detailed work order dashboards. And because WinCan integrates with all leading sewer crawler and push camera brands, it’s equipped to handle the most diverse equipment loads in the industry. It prioritizes flexibility and powerful cloud-based inspection, giving users more data analysis options, online defect coding and project creation, and citywide work order management. It brings office and field workflows into the cloud with ease, collaborates with project participants, monitors job completion rates, and identifies maintenance trends. 877-626-8386;

Smoke Locators

20 // Cherne Smoke Fluid

Cherne Smoke Fluid is a simple-to-use smoke testing system that produces thick, dense smoke to effectively identify inflow. Easy to pour and regulate, it is constructed with a Briggs and Stratton engine that has the ability to generate airflow up to 3,679 cfm. Built with virtually indefinite store life, it can be used with traditional smoke candles or liquid smoke. It is available for purchase in three size variations: 1- and 5-gallon totes and 55-gallon drums. 800-843-7584;

21 // Hurco Technologies Power Smoker 2 

The Power Smoker 2 from Hurco Technologies quickly locates leaks in new and existing plumbing systems. The machine is connected to a clean-out, and smoke is sent through the system to reveal any problem areas. The system uses LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested safe smoke that costs cents per minute to use and has an indefinite shelf life. When the test is complete, the smoke dissipates without leaving an odor or residue. 800-888-1436;

22 // Superior Signal 5E Electric Smoker

The 5E Electric Smoker from Superior Signal offers an efficient solution to find difficult leaks and odors in residential and commercial plumbing systems or septic tanks. Connect the blower to any plumbing clean-out or vent with the appropriate-size smoke candle to force smoke through faults and cracks, easily identifying sources of odor and hard-to-find leaks. Smoke candles produce a highly visible, nontoxic smoke and are biodegradable. They are manufactured with zero-waste stream and include labels printed with vegetable-based ink on recycled paper as well as biodegradable, recycled paperboard tubes. The unit does not generate harmful exhaust gases and handles all residential and commercial smoke-testing applications. The unit comes with an 8-foot, industrial-grade flex hose, weighs 8 pounds and requires no maintenance. 800-945-8378; 


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