IBAK Miscellaneous Accessories for Unique Pipeline Inspection Applications
Additional accessory options and tools available for unique pipeline inspection applications. Options include the RETRUS Rear-View Camera, the ARGO 2 Raft, the ILB Laser Profiler, Cable-to-Camera Connectors, Inclinometers,Temperature Sensors and the PHOBOS Flushing Nozzles.
RETRUS Rear-View Camera
The IBAK RETRUS is a back-eye camera which can be used on almost all IBAK camera tractors. The RETRUS allows easier and safer reversing in many situations. Problematic areas detected during forward travel, such as protruding obstructions, damage and displacements are recognized during reversing, so that the operator can react accordingly and prevent damage to the system.
Optimized synchronization between IBAK winches and IBAK camera tractors guarantees a maximum range at constant speed and a fast automated reversing. However, there are situations where controlling the reverse procedure with a back-eye camera is recommended. For example, if a steerable tractor is in a rectangular conduit, RETRUS makes the reversing procedure for the inspector easier. The danger of a collision between camera tractor and pipe wall is avoided using the back-eye option.
RETRUS also offers invaluable advantages when it comes to reversing with a disconnected winch (with synchronization switched off). The danger of the camera tractor running over the camera cable is minimized with the back-eye camera.
Argo 2 Raft System
The IBAK ARGO 2 camera raft was specially developed for pipes of larger dimensions that are partially filled with water. The floating body is secured by means of a pull rope. That makes it possible to inspect either with or against the current in the pipeline.
You can mount any of IBAK cameras using the appropriate adapters. It is also possible to achieve the correct center of gravity by placing a variety of counterweights in combination.
ILB Laser Profiler
The IBAK ILP (Laser Profiler) reliably locates and measures sewer pipe deformations. The deformation measurement is carried out by a laser diode mounted on a pipe camera (JUNO, ORION, ORPHEUS, ARGUS 5, PANORAMO). Depending on pipe diameter and camera type, the laser extension and support may vary. The laser profiler mode of operation is based on a laser ring, which is projected onto the pipe wall and subsequently recorded by the connected camera. The software calculates the data received and creates a 3D model of the pipe geometry. It is also possible to generate two-dimensional illustrations and graphics.
With these graphic illustrations all requisite information regarding the diameter, ovality, deformation, corrosion, percentage of full capacity, minimum/maximum diameter as well as horizontal and vertical diameter (X and Y) in mm can be deduced. The data collected by the whole recording can be viewed and shared using our licence-free viewer at any time. This system provides for a high level of accuracy (tolerance ±0.5% in relation to pipe diameter). The IBAK Laser Profiler is an international measuring instrument recognised by the WRC (Water Research Council) in England and the Department of Transportation USA.
PHOBOS Flushing Nozzles
IBAK PHOBOS flushing nozzles enhance the IBAK range of products by providing the ability to inspect and clean house drains and house sewers in one single operation. One efficient, tried-and-tested solution would be to combine the IBAK ORION L with one of the three PHOBOS flushing nozzles, which are fed by the high-pressure flushing system. These are operated on either the LISY 3 combined with an IBAK-TV and flushing vehicle. Alternatively, you can use IBAK pushrod systems connected to the flushing vehicle. The IBAK flushing nozzles can be easily secured to the camera push rod and allow inspection and cleaning in a single operation.
You can achieve a high cleaning performance and good satellite drive for the TV camera with all PHOBOS models. This is thanks to the special design of the interior of the nozzle, in particular on the PHOBOS 2 and 4, which helps to reduce flow turbulence to a minimum, thus reducing any loss in performance within the nozzle. When combined with the flexible IBAK ORION L camera, this even allows heavily branched or very long pipes to be cleaned and inspected with ease.
The IBAK PHOBOS 4 is switchable, and depending on the requirements, the direction of the water flow can be oriented either forwards or backwards. With the water flow oriented forwards, accumulated material can be washed away on inspection; if the flow is oriented backwards it acts as a "reverse gear", especially in a branched lateral network with branches, as the water pressure aids the camera in moving around curves when traveling backwards. The IBAK flushing vehicle with integrated high-pressure flushing technology and IBAK flushing nozzles permits the inspector to work highly efficiently, as: flushing and TV inspection can be performed in a single operation and – importantly – without leaving the mainline sewer, which means that you do not need to rely on inspection openings or transfer manholes.