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CCTV Drain Camera Sales Boosted By The Maxprobe


Posted on: April 29th, 2016

CCTV Drain Camera sales at Scanprobe continue to show strong growth in 2016, boosted by the award winning Maxprobe pipe inspection system which has made such a strong impact since it’s launch last year. The latest consignment of 19 Maxprobe drain camera systems have now been successfully delivered to a well known national hire company.

CCTV drain camera

The process started in June 2015 with the question to Vernon Pain, Sales Manager at Scanprobe “so what makes your camera better than everyone else’s?” The Commercial Director must have been impressed with the response and a month later Scanprobe were presenting the Maxprobe to their purchasing team. Over the next 4 months they looked at and compared our competitors’ products to the Maxprobe whilst maintaining regular communication with us and their Senior Supply Chain Manager paid a visit to our Kenley facility to inspect each area of our business.

We are pleased to announce that the Maxprobe proved to be the best product for a plant hire company who really know their business. They wanted a CCTV drain camera that is durable, easy to use, simple to maintain and can be used in inclement weather whilst giving a great return on their investment.

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At the conclusion of the deal Vernon remarked “patience paid dividends, sometimes it takes 11 months to earn a company’s business! We look forward to building a strong partnership with our new friends and being the first choice for their future needs”

If you would like to arrange a demonstration of the Maxprobe please contact our Sales Team on 0203 253 2001.

 



Patch Repairs On Defective Pipes & Drains


Posted on: December 16th, 2013

When it comes to patch repairs on faulty pipes and drains we recommend the Renopatch kit from Renoline which comes packaged in a small disposable box and includes everything you require to carry out a successful pipe patch repair. The kit includes plastic protective packer sleeves, two pairs of latex gloves, a resin spreader, elastic bands and wire cable ties, fibre glass matting, ready to pour resin and a ground sheet.

 

Renopatch pipe patch repair kit

Renopatch pipe patch repair kit

Cut flush the cable ties

Cut flush the cable ties

 

Before starting the patch repair ensure that the pipe has been surveyed and is clear of any debris and obstructions. When ready to apply the Renopatch patch repair kit locate the defect with a CCTV drain camera and make a note the distance in order to carry out the patch repair. The next step is to feed the protective sleeve over the packer and secure both ends with the cable ties provided in the Renopatch kit and with a pair of snips cut flush the cable ties.

 

 

 

Spread the resin over the matting

Spread the resin over the matting

Using a sharp knife make a small hole in each end of the protective sleeve in order to allow air to escape when the packer is being inflated. Next, lay out the protective ground sheet and open up the fibre glass matting making sure the shiny side is facing upwards. Open up the resin containers and pour the thinner resin into the ticker resin container then replace the top securely and shake the container with the resin mixture vigorously for 30 seconds. The resin is now activated so pour the resin solution over the fibre glass matting and spread evenly using the spreader provided to the edges of the matting. (Due the the cross axle design of the matting in the Renopatch kit you only need to resin out the shiny side saving time and avoiding mess).

 

Roll the packer onto the matting

Roll the packer onto the matting

 

When the resin is spread simply fold each side into the middle of the matting, then take the packer and place in the middle of the matting, roll the packer onto the matting making sure the matting is centralised – the elastic bands or wire included in the kit can be used to secure the ends.

 

 

 

 

 

patch is central and covering the defect

Patch is central and covering the defect

Slightly inflate the packer before inserting into the pipe, this will ensure any slackness is taken up, and connect the air hose into the packer and secure with the locking nut. Connect the rod to the packer and secure. Under the supervision of a drain camera insert the Renopatch into the pipe and push (or pull) the packer down to the pipe defect making sure that the patch is central and covering the defect.

 

 

 

 

Connect up the hoses to the compressor

Connect up the hoses to the compressor

Connect one end of the short air hose to the compressor and connect the other end of the short air hose to the regulator valve then connect the regulator to the long air hose which is already connected directly to the packer. Turn on the compressor and inflate to 2.5 bar. The regulator valve has a safety blow off release which means you can never over inflate the packer – on unstable pipework we would recommend inflating to a lower pressure.

 

 

 

Remove the packer

Remove the packer

Once the patch is cured simply twist the air release valve and deflate the packer and the packer should just slide out of the patch. Renoline supplies two different curing times for the Renopatch kit being half an hour and an hour and a half.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following video shows step by step the process for applying a Renopatch patch repair.

 

We believe the Renopatch patch repair kit is the most user friendly pipe repair kit on the market and once you have tried it you will not want to use any other system. For more information and details of how to order please visit the Renoline website.

 

 



Why is a CCTV Drain Survey needed?


Posted on: December 16th, 2013

Drains, by their very nature of being underground, are subjected to a number of stresses over the years.  The ground can move dramatically, depending on how wet or dry it is, shrub or tree roots grow around the pipes and subsidence can also add high additional weight over the pipes. In order to check drains and pipes periodically a CCTV Drain Survey can be carried out.

 

CCTV Survey image showing damage to pipe

CCTV Survey image showing damage to pipe

Traditional Salt Glazed sewer pipes will start to breakdown after a while and these stresses can start to cause leaking at the joints, cracking along the pipes or at worst complete collapse. Leaky soil pipes are not only a potential health hazard but can also wash away the foundations of a property causing subsidence. Damaged pipes can cause blockages.

 

CCTV Drain Camera locates problem

CCTV Drain Camera locates problem

When buying a property, the mortgage lender will often want assurance that the pipes are in good order. How can this be done, without having to expose the pipes? A Close Circuit Television (CCTV) drain survey is ideal for this purpose. This is a totally non-invasive process in which we insert a ‘rod’ with a camera attached at one end, connected to a monitor and recording system at the other end. If a problem is detected, an on-screen meter counter can determine the exact position.

 

If a drain repair or patch to the pipe is necessary, there are a number of options available, including replacing the broken section by excavation, or alternatively and in most cases preferable by no-dig or trenchless technology which involves relining the drain or pipe from within with a Glass reinforced plastic. This is particularly useful where pipes are inaccessible, such as under buildings. 

Pipe Repair is carried out after CCTV Drain Survey

Pipe Repair is carried out after CCTV Drain Survey

 

 

 

 

After a drain repair has been carried out a further CCTV drain survey will need to be carried out check to make sure that water is free flowing without any restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCTV Camera used to check pipe repair

CCTV Camera used to check pipe repair

 

 

 

 



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