In this article, we are going to see the importance of sewer maintenance and the benefits of closed circuit television inspection.
CCTV Camera Inspection is an advanced diagnostic tool used to run a complete pipeline inspection. This provides us with information about the internal state of a sewer system.
But before we get to this point, we are going to look at the causes of a ruptured sewer pipe and thus we are in the problems that arise.
What Causes a Sewer Pipe Break?
Tree roots: One of the most common causes of sewer line damage is tree roots. Once in contact with a sewer pipe, the roots of the trees begin to coil, clogging, weakening and even breaking the structure.
Corroded Pipes: Although steel and cast iron pipes are galvanized to prevent rust, these pipes still have a high risk of corrosion. If corrosion is not treated, it can leave the pipe susceptible to leaks and cracks.
Clogged pipes due to debris and foreign objects: Sewer lines can become clogged with accumulation of debris, creating a blockage.
Blowout: Overpressure can cause the pipe to burst.
Extreme temperatures: In cold climates with extreme temperatures, frozen pipes can rupture as a result of expanding ice. However, it’s not just cold weather that can cause pipes to break; Although unlikely, extreme heat can also cause pipes to burst.
Signs of sewer line damage
There are signs on a sewer line that clearly show us the location of a problem. They are typical to see an area of road flooded with water or a bad smell, due to the sewage that comes to the surface.
But to avoid this type of situation, we will see below what we can do.
Sewer pipe break prevention
Closed circuit television (CTTV) sewer inspection is the process of using a camera to view the inside of sewer pipes. Images taken by the camera are recorded for later review.
CCTV cameras allow you to see and anticipate the causes of sewer problems without the need for such invasive methods as digging to access damaged pipes.
It is important to regularly conduct sewer line inspections to confirm that the sewer system is in good working order.
Benefits of closed circuit television sewer inspection
And this is where INLOC Robotics launches SEWDEF. It is an automatic detection system for sewer network defects based on artificial intelligence and computer vision, which analyzes videos of the sewer network, previously recorded by CCTV, in search of defects.
These types of sewer inspections are the most cost-effective way to identify the location of sewer problems. The CCTV video camera helps to find the exact position of the damaged pipe.
With all this we quickly identify the problem and thus focus only on the damaged section, reducing the cost and time it takes to repair the pipe.
And to finish, comment that this system is respectful with the environment, since there is no excavation by the simple hypothesis that the problem is located at a certain point.
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