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Drain Camera System Range at Scanprobe


Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

Series 7 Compact
This drain camera is a heavy-duty CCTV inspection system that is designed to survey from a single access point in pipe sizes over 50mm and up to 600mm in diameter.

Scanprobe Series 7

Scanprobe Series 7

This system is fully loaded and consists of a detachable 50mm diameter auto self-levelling colour camera – with a ring of long life, high intensity white LED lighting and external light head for larger diameter pipes; a range of centreing skids and a series of adjustable wheeled drain camera carriers and connects to 75m of 14mm semi-rigid push rod housed in a large robust coiler frame. This in turn, connects to a Scanprobe Compact Compact Control Box – a rugged military spec box that has an integrated 10.5″ flat screen monitor and touch pad controls and records directly on to portable memory USB drive, or an optional Hard Drive. The system comes complete with on-screen meterage, probewriter 16-page text generator and will operate at 110v or 240v AC – with auto switching – and also 24v DC with integrated rechargeable batteries for use where no mains power is available.

Specifications:
Camera Size 50mm
Suitable for pipes 50mm – 600mm
Reel length 75meters
Rod type 14mm pushrod
Monitor type 10.5″ Integrated Flat Screen
Voltage 110v to 240v AC, or 24v DC rechargeable batteries
Lighting High intensity LED
Recorder Portable memory USB drive or Optional Hard Drive

 

Series 6 Compact

A high performance system suitable for pipe sizes over 50mm up to 300mm in diameter.

Scanprobe Series 6

Scanprobe Series 6

This system consists of a detachable 50mm diameter auto self-levelling colour camera – with a ring of long life, high intensity white LED lighting; a range of centring skids and a robust coiler frame – with 50m of 11mm semi-rigid push rod. This connects to a Scanprobe Compact Control Box – a rugged military spec unit that has an integrated 10.5″ flat screen monitor and touch pad controls and records directly on to portable memory USB drive, or an optional Hard Drive. The system comes complete with on-screen meterage, probewriter 16-page text generator will operate at 110v or 240v AC – with auto switching – and also 24v DC with integrated rechargeable batteries for use where no mains power is available.

Specifications:
Camera Size 50mm
Suitable for pipes 50mm – 300mm
Reel length 50meters
Rod type 11mm pushrod
Monitor type 10.5″ Integrated Flat Screen
Voltage 110v to 240v AC, or 24v DC rechargeable batteries
Lighting High intensity LED
Recorder Portable memory USB drive or Optional Hard Drive

 

Mini Supercam Video Pipe Inspection System

Mini Supercam Video Pipe Inspection System

Mini Supercam Video Pipe Inspection System

The portable video pipe inspection system is for pipes from 30mm diameter upwards. The kit consists of a waterproof 22m dia colour CCD camera with a field view of 60 degrees and 8 LED’s; A high resolution 7” LCD monitor – with memory card function for video and image recording. A 40m reel of fibreglass cable, internal battery, AC/DC power supply and is integrated in a heavy duty plastic carrying case. Now with a keyboard for text generation and microphone for audio recording.

Version available with integrated sonde transmitter.

Specifications:
Camera CCD Colour 420 LTV
Lighting 8 LED’s
Field of view 60°
Waterproof Yes
Dimensions Ø 22×152 mm (Ø 35 including foam cover)
Holder 7″ diagonally
TFT Display 186x145x41 (mm)
Resolution 320×960 pixels
Total Weight 13 kgs
Battery 12v rechargeable
Image & Video Recording Memory card

 

Scanprobe Bullet 35

The baby brother to the Series 6 and 7 systems, but with the same robust design.

Scanprobe Bullet 35

Scanprobe Bullet 35

Suitable in pipe sizes from 40mm up to 225mm diameter This system consists of a detachable 35mm high resolution bullet colour camera head – with scratch proof sapphire lens glass; high intensity, white LED lighting; a range of centring skids and a robust coiler frame – with 50m of 11mm semi-rigid push rod. This connects to a Scanprobe Compact Control Box – a rugged military spec box that has an integrated 10.5″ flat screen monitor and touch pad controls and records directly on to portable memory USB drive, or an optional Hard Drive. The system comes complete with on-screen meterage, probewriter 16-page text generator and will operate at 110v or 240v AC – with auto switching – and also 24v DC with integrated rechargeable batteries for use where no mains power is available.

Specifications:
Camera Size 35mm
Suitable for pipes 40mm – 225mm
Reel length 50 meters
Rod type 11mm pushrod
Voltage 110v to 240v AC, or 24v DC rechargeable batteries
Lighting High intensity LED
Recorder Portable memory USB drive or Optional Hard Drive

 

Scanprobe Micro 22

Scanprobe Micro 22

Scanprobe Micro 22
Designed for those awkward areas and tight bends such as toilets, gullies and swimming pool filters, in pipe sizes over 22mm up to 100mm diameter.
The Micro 22 has a 22mm diameter high-resolution colour camera head, has auto shutter with adjustable focus and is supplied on a mini coiler with 20m of 5mm push rod. The camera can be connected to an optional compact flash viewer/recorder and is compatible with all Scanprobe Systems, or can be supplied with an optional Scanprobe Control Box unit.

Specifications:
Camera Size 22mm
Suitable for pipes upto 100mm
Reel length 20 meters
Rod type 5mm pushrod
Lighting LED
Recorder Optional

 

 

 

 

Colourprobe 3001 Crawler Pan & Tilt

Colourprobe 3001 Crawler Pan & Tilt

Colourprobe 3001 Crawler Pan & Tilt

Colourprobe 3001 Control Box

Colourprobe 3001 Control Box

The ‘flagship’ drain camera in the Scanprobe range, this pan & tilt inspection system for surveying pipes from 150 – 1000mm in diameter, DVR records onto USB memory sticks, 110 – 240volt mains or generator, 200 metre cable standard (additional length available to order), text and on-screen meterage with integrated inclinometer module for gradient measurement. The Control Unit is supplied in a durable PELI type case and is lightweight and easily portable. All the controls for operating the system are incorporated into the control unit with a compact 78-key qwerty keyboard, along with a text generating system and 10.4″ TFT monitor, and coloured control pads for Camera, Crawler, Lights and DVR operation.The Pan and Rotate Inspection Camera can be mounted in various positions on the Crawler. The whole camera and crawler system has been kept as short as possible to allow easy access to the pipe via the manhole. A range of wheels and spacers provide inspections from 150mm diameter to 1000mm diameter pipes.The Crawler is fitted with a powerful 150W 48V DC Motor, fitted to a 42mm diameter planetary gearbox. This gives a maximum output torque of 15Nm. Drive to the axle is via a 3:1 bevel gear set and conversion to 4WD via chain and sprockets. The crawler comes complete with a fitted Pan and tilt camera, and fitted wheels for 150mm and upwards pipe inspection.

The Cable Drum has a capacity of 200 metres standard (additional length available to order) and is a manual hand wind, and layering system. It incorporates a slip ring assembly which allows for continuous operation, with no interference on the monitor. Using a ¼ metre cable counter wheel and encoder, it measures the amount of cable being used to give an accurate position of the camera/crawler. This information is displayed in the text generator on the monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless Inspection Camera

Wireless Inspection Camera

Wireless Inspection Camera

The wireless inspection camera is a lightweight, ergonomic, handheld visual inspection system for those hard to reach areas. The kit consists of a mini waterproof 22mmØ camera – that has a night vision range of 1.5m; 1m of flexible extension shaft – with an option of adding x 5 additional 1m extension shafts; a 2.5″ TFT-LCD wireless monitor with rechargeable Li-battery and power supply; 3 useful accessories – hook, mirror and magnet. Records onto Micro
SD Card (included).

Specifications:
Image Size CMOS
Total Pixels 704×576 (PAL)
Horizontal View Angle 50 degree
Minimum Illumination 0 Lux
Bandwidth 25MHz
Power Supply 4 x AA Batteries
Dimensions (WxDxH) 186x145x41 (mm)
Weight 530g (Approx)
Recorder Micro SD Card (included)

 

Monitor Specification:
LCD Screen Type 2.36″TFT-LCD
Effective Pixels: 480 x 240
Video System: PAL/NTSC
Dimensions (WxDxH) 100 x 70x 30(mm)
Weight 140g (Approx)

 

Please call us on 0203 253 2001 for further details on the Scanprobe drain camera range.

 

 



Scanprobe Drain Repair Equipment Hire Guarantee


Posted on: January 15th, 2014

Scanprobe have announced their Drain Repair Equipment Hire Guarantee whereby they will beat any written quote for CCTV inspection system / drain camera hire. Scanprobe’s hire rates vary over longer periods of time and hire rates include a free monthly service on the equipment. Scanprobe will match and beat any price guaranteed so if you can find a camera anywhere cheaper, please let us know (we will require proof and equipment specifications).

 

There are no discounts offered for 1-7days, these are set rates. All discounts are based on a 4-week month and are discounted from the standard week rate. A standard week is 7-days i.e. Monday to Monday and so on. Day rate terms: Monday to Thursday ‘one day’ hire is one 24-hour period. If hire commences on Friday the ‘one day’ will be 7:30am to 5:00pm On a Friday hire, if the unit is not returned by 5:00pm then a ‘one day’ hire charge will be added for the weekend. There is no charge for Sundays. We offer a try before you buy policy, in which up to 1-weeks hire can be deducted if you decide to purchase a new unit.

 

For more information regarding Scanprobe drain camera hire please contact Darren on 0203 253 2001 for further details.

The Scanprobe Drain Camera Hire Guarantee

The Scanprobe Drain Camera Hire Guarantee

 



Drain Relining And Drain Pipe Re-rounding Service


Posted on: January 14th, 2014

Drain relining is a cost effective alternative to traditional drain repairs and one major benefit is the lack of mess it creates. At Scanprobe, our non-intrusive, no-dig technology will ensure your drains are back to perfect working condition quickly, and that they remain free flowing.

 

The drain relining method

A flexible liner impregnated with resin is pushed through the drain while an air bag is also pushed through to mould the resin to the pipe. The liner is heated, and once cooled will mould exactly to the sides of the original pipe. Once the air bag is removed, it leaves behind a smooth new pipe inside the original that is in fact stronger than the original.

 

Drain pipe re-rounding

This is a method of winching a specialist re-rounding tool through the pipe to reform it to its original shape enabling the pipe to be re-lined. Scanprobe offer a pipe re-rounding service to pitch fibre drains together with hydraulic pipe bursting and directional drilling. A lead bullet is pulled through the collapsed drain which re-opens the pipe allowing the liner to be put in place. When the liner has cured, the result is a drain once again in perfect working order.

 

Localised patch repairs

Typically used in areas where traditional excavation is difficult or with awkward access, localised patch repairs are a fast, cost efficient method of repairing blistered pitch fibre or crushed pipework in diameters of 100m to 450m and to a length of usually 100m. Repair work can include re-forming the pipe if necessary and then installing the patch liner.

 

Water Authority Standards

We will provide an extensive in-depth quotation before undertaking any sewer or drain repair works, which can be shown to insurance companies if required. We use the most modern and current sewer renovation methods to ensure all our work is carried out to Water Authority Standards. One of our engineers will be able to perform a site survey prior to quotation, and will explain the necessary steps required for the repair.

 

Drain relining benefits include:

  • No-dig or excavation of surfaces
  • Minimum disruption and down time
  • Suitable for drain/ pipe diameter ranges 100 to 1200mm
  • Suitable for handling bends and offset joints
    • Increased flow rates
  • Various types of pipe material can be renovated
    • Tree root infestation prevention
  • Lining systems available for runs containing diameter changes
  • Runs of up to 100 metres relined in one continuous length
  • Renovation and reline works are covered by our Company guarantee

 

Scanprobe Drain Repairs

Scanprobe Drain Repairs



Drain Camera Hire – 7 New Tractor Systems Added


Posted on: January 10th, 2014

Scanprobe have added seven new tractor systems to their comprehensive drain camera hire fleet due to popular demand and not only are they adding cameras, but they are updating them on a weekly basis.

 

New egg shaped tapered bulk head camera

New egg shaped tapered bulk head camera

The robust Colourprobe 3001 Crawler Pan & Tilt now comes with a tapered bulk head camera which was designed for chimney use, as the new egg shape head will glide through small passages forward or backwards. The pan & tilt motors have been upgraded to give a smoother rotation and pan. When you hire a Colourprobe 3001, you get the complete kit including wheel sets to handle pipe diameters from 150mm up to 1000mm.

 

There are no hidden extras for recorders and accessories, when you hire from Scanprobe and all you require is a power source. At Scanprobe we don’t stop redesigning and making improvements to our equipment in order to provide our customers with the best possible service.

 

7 new tractor systems added to the Scanprobe drain camera hire range

7 new tractor systems added to the Scanprobe drain camera hire range

The Scanprobe hire range also includes cameras ideal for inspecting and detecting problems with chimneys, gas and water mains and which can also be used down animal burrows and cavity walls

 

New tractor systems  - large wheel size option

New tractor systems – large wheel size option

Scanprobe provide a wide range of pipe inspection equipment and drain repair systems for hire with daily and weekly rates available. For Customers who wish to try before they buy, Scanprobe offer to refund up to 1 weeks hire charge should you decide to purchase the equipment outright.

The range includes pipe inspection systems to suit most requirements from wireless, handheld inspection cameras to the Colourprobe 3001 Crawler Pan & Tilt Pipeline Inspection system featured above.

As well as drain camera hire Scanprobe also provide a variety of additional accessories and leak detection equipment including the Radio Sonde System and the Scanprobe Easy-Smoker

 

Please visit the full Scanprobe hire range here or call us on 0203 253 2001 for more details.

 

 

 

 



CCTV Pipe Inspection System Development at Scanprobe


Posted on: January 8th, 2014

Part 1 – The evolution of Scanprobe Techniques and the early CCTV Pipe Inspection System development

 

Videoboard Ltd was formed in 1975 because its founder and Managing Director Mike Barry could not find a firm capable of supplying a pipeline CCTV inspection system at a realistic price. Neither could he locate a company prepared to deliver and service the equipment when and where it was needed at very short notice.

At this time, Barry was running a company geared to offering to the contracting industry and to local authorities, and it was a request from the surveyor’s department of one of London’s major boroughs for Barry’s company to carry out a “television” inspection of a length of drainage piping located under a block of council flats that led to the formation of Videoboard.

It was clear in a very short space of time that a gap in the market had been found. Although not trained in electronics, it did not take Barry long to find the main reason why no suitably priced systems were available. Those manufacturers who were in the market had developed CCTV systems which were in the technological sense complicated hybrids. While there was no doubt that the equipment performed the desired function satisfactorily while it was in working condition, it was entirely a different story when the equipment became unserviceable, either through mishandling or perhaps just generally hard work.

Mike Barry, Founder of Videoboard CCTV Inspection Systems

Mike Barry, Founder of Videoboard Ltd

Then troubles really started – almost every system included in its circuitry some form of so-called “technical innovation” developed by the marketers of the system. In other words, not content with offering a relatively straight piece of equipment, each small company offering a CCTV pipeline inspection system had included a number of modifications to the TV camera unit, which in all probability was either of Japanese or German origin, or more likely, was a unit made by a little known UK company.

The final result was the same – when the system non-functioned it was impossible to get anyone to carry out the necessary repair work, because there were just no nationwide service facilities to cope with a complicated “one-off” modification developed by some small unknown manufacturer in a remote part of the UK.

This gave Mike Barry the key to the market because he realised that no one who bought this type of system was going to be too pleased if he couldn’t get the system repaired in a hurry. CCTV pipe inspection units have a very hard existence and there is every chance that a system is going to get damaged not once, but a score of times, during its working life. He was determined therefore to develop a unit that was simple to operate, simple to maintain, and one that used standardised components from world famous manufacturers with established reputations for reliability. Even more important he decided at the time, to use no piece of equipment unless he was satisfied that its manufacturer had a high density network of service agents covering the UK and Europe, the two areas from which they received most calls for the equipment.

In the early stages of system development, Videoboard worked closely with a Wallington, Surrey based firm of electronic designers and after considerable development work, the decision was taken to centre the Videoboard system around ITC equipment. Not only had ITC equipment built up an unbeatable reputation for reliability but, as important in Barry’s view, it had a thoroughly proven worldwide network of service agents. “Time is money and an unserviceable CCTV pipe inspection system that is out of action for only a few hours can cost a company or a water board or a firm of consulting engineers or whoever it is a great deal of money. Invariably the CCTV system is needed for emergency inspections and if the system malfunctions then the problems are exacerbated, for if the called for inspection is delayed or interrupted there is every reason to suppose that the fault being investigated will worsen progressively, a situation which in turn can lead to all sorts of complications.”

A great deal of actual engineering work that was necessary during the development of the Videoboard system was carried out by Barry’s associated company, who specialised in prototype engineering. Mike Barry later went on to form Scanprobe Techniques Ltd in the early 1980s which to this day specializes in CCTV pipe inspection systems based on the same principles developed at Videoboard.

 

Part 2 will examine the technical specification of the early Videoboard system.



Mini Supercam Pipe Inspection System


Posted on: January 8th, 2014
Pipe Inspection System

Portable Pipe Inspection System

This portable video pipe inspection system from the Scanprobe range of camera systems is for 30mm pipes in diameter upwards. The kit which is contained in a robust heavy duty plastic carrying case consists of a waterproof 22mm diameter colour CCD camera with a field view of 60 degrees, 8 LEDs and a high resolution 7” LCD monitor – with memory card function for video and image recording. The kit also includes a 40m reel of fibreglass cable, an internal battery and AC/DC power supply. The latest model now comes with a keyboard for text generation and microphone for audio recording.

 

Accessories supplied for this unit include:

  • Power supply for indoor use
  • Remote control unit
  • Cable connecting the wheel to the screen

 

Mini Supercam Pipe Inspection System Specifications:

Camera CCD Colour 420 LTV
Lighting 8 LED’s
Field of view 60°
Waterproof Yes
Dimensions Ø 22×152 mm (Ø 35 including foam cover)
Holder 7″ diagonally
TFT Display 186x145x41 (mm)
Resolution 320×960 pixels
Total Weight 13 kgs
Battery 12v rechargeable
Image & Video Recording Memory card

 

This pipe inspection system is ideal for contractors who require a portable video unit such as plumbers, heating engineers, air conditioning specialists and chimney engineers.

 

Video for the Scanprobe Mini Supercam Pipe Inspection System



Foundation Course: The Key Elements of CIPP (Cured In Place Pipe-lining)


Posted on: January 6th, 2014

 

The Course

The course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge required to meet the relevant industry operational and legislative standards. These are detailed within the Training Manual and Course Hand-out pack 2012. The course is based on these guidelines.

The key elements of Cured In Place Pipe-lining (CIPP)

All trainees will receive a copy of the Training Manual and Course Hand-out pack. A copy of this is included within the submission file.

 

The Training Manual and Course Handout pack has all of the detail needed to work with CIPP lining. The operative is expected to refer to the document before starting work in the field on CIPP lining.

 

Aim 

The Aim of the course is “To provide delegates with foundation knowledge of the key elements of Cured In Place Pipe-lining (CIPP)”.

 

Giving the attendee an understanding of their own role in installing CIPP and the Health and Safety implications and risks involved.

 

Objectives 

At the end of the course the attendee will be able to:

 

  • State the purpose and limitations of CIPP Lining
  • State the different installation techniques / lining carrier materials the importance of impregnation and, relevant best practice.
  • Explain how to identify, select, handle and mix resins.
  • Identify Safety, Health and Environmental awareness in relation to CIPP Lining processes as stated in the installation manual.
  • Identify Liner Defects and subsequent cause and effect.
  • Use equipment, tools and safety equipment (PPE) to the required standard.

 

The course is made up of classroom based training and practical outdoor exercises giving the candidates the chance to use the equipment.

 

A knowledge test will take place and the end of the course, along with a practical assessment.

 

The candidates will have acquired and be able to demonstrate the health and safety risks of using lining equipment and the precautions that need to be taken.

They will also be required to demonstrate that they can use the equipment and set it up correctly according to the Installation instructions held within the Training Manual and Course Hand-out pack.

 

CIPP Training Course Dates:

4th and 5th March 2014

 

Cost:

£415.00 (includes NADC card)

 

Venue:

Scanprobe Techniques Ltd

Head Office

Unit 11 Bushey Close

Old Barn Lane, Kenley,

Surrey, CR8 5AU

 

Contact:

Andy Booth (Tel. 0203 253 2001)



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