The Investigator is a pressurised pipe inspection and leak detection system for 100m investigations within distribution water mains. The systems camera and hydrophone technology is matched for 75mm to 300mm diameter pipe work for complete asset condition examination and leak finding. Unlike any other commercially available technology, the Investigator can be launched through fire hydrants, pressure fittings, air valves, gate valves and quadrina tapings at full mains pressure. The Investigator is capable of 100m travel with and against the water flow in water mains up to 16bar pressure.
The system is extremely robust, allowing reliable results to be achieved within harsh environments. All light levels are focussed to precisely match the field of view of the camera module, offering significantly enhanced images.
The system uses an electronic or manual drive mechanism to feed and retract the sensor head within the water main. This ensures a consistent feed rate and increases control of the position of the sensor. The mechanism also allows water integrity within pressurised water mains.
The integral hydrophone and sonde is operated in parallel with the camera system, offering visual and acoustic data all as well as locating the area of interest from one operation. The sensitivity on the hydrophone technology is incredible, where many filtering and frequency options are offered with the technology.
Key Benefits of using the Investigator:
- Leakage Surveys and Reduce Leakage
- Condition assessments
- Illegal connection/services identification
- Lining Quality Assessment
- Water quality investigation
- Pipework Mapping
- Valve Assessment
- Electronic launch and drive mechanism
- Camera head with built in hydrophone and dual frequency Sonde
- Hydrant access capabilitiesControl station and software with built-in recording and exporting options
- JD7 support software
- 100m Cable Drum
- Portable System if required
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