Lanes' advanced drain CCTV survey technology is the best and most cost effective way to inspect drains and sewers. If you already have a drainage problem or are just keen to avoid one in the future, a Lanes’ CCTV drain or sewer survey is a quick and accurate way to get an instant, detailed look at the condition of your underground drains.
We use remotely-controlled, specialist camera systems and software to carry out a CCTV drains survey. These drain inspection cameras relay images to a mobile van unit, so that a technician can assess the structural condition and integrity of the drain or sewer. And, there’s absolutely no disruption to your property or the environment — it’s simple.
The technology isn’t simple though. In fact, it's the world’s most sophisticated CCTV survey equipment. Our camera units allow us to get the best results from any CCTV drain or sewer survey and the specialist software means that you see the results for yourself on DVD, all supported by a full technical report.
CAD Drainage Plans for ISO
All this technology and expertise means we will help with your ISO14001 accreditation efforts by providing ISO14001 drainage surveys and CAD drawings to support data requirement and current legislation.
The Cleverest CCTV Survey Equipment
- Panoramo: 360 Degree drain CCTV Survey
Exclusive to Lanes in the UK, the revolutionary Panoramo 3D Optoscanner gives a truly panoramic CCTV drain survey. Whereas conventional pan and tilt drain inspection cameras rely on the operator to see and record images, Panoramo sees and records everything in one speedy pass. Travelling at up to 35cm per second, it scans the entire surface of a drain or sewer and stores the data digitally. That CCTV survey can then be referenced subsequently at any time, such as on a PC back in the office.
- LISY: CCTV survey for laterals
Developed especially for CCTV surveys of lateral sewers and drains, the LISY sat cam was another exclusive for Lanes. It’s quick and cost effective to CCTV survey laterals directly from a mainline sewer or drain with LISY because there’s no need to access each individual property. LISY travels along a mainline sewer for up to 100-metres. When it comes to a blind lateral, the satellite camera (sat cam) is deployed to CCTV survey a further 33-metres up the branch connection. LISY’s talents are certainly appreciated by the water companies who took over responsibility for private sewers in October 2011 (for more information visit DEFRA website).
- Laser Profiling: CCTV Survey with extras
The Lanes Profiler fits onto our CCTV survey camera units and collects very precise data about the shape of a drain or sewer. It works by projecting a laser ring on to the internal surface of the pipe. From that, Profiler records the ‘ovality’ (ie: how far the pipe has deviated from its original round shape), capacity and other conditions such as pipe size, deformation, erosion, encrustation, debris, grease, flows, lateral protrusion, surface damage, holes, etc — all to an incredible accuracy of 1mm.
Our Drain CCTV survey software
- Wincan Software
Our Wincan verification software enables over 450 independent checks of data to be included in your CCTV survey, validating the coding and making every survey comply with Wita/0520 pipeline surveying accreditation. Wincan validation software also ensures complete consistency through report standardisation.
- Panoramo 360 Degree Software
The Panoramo camera’s specialist viewer software lets you access the stored data to carry out a complete sewer inspection as if it were in real time. The recorded data is a 360º view of the whole pipe so it’s like a virtual camera: you can pan and rotate, stop, turn a full circle, zoom, capture images — even look at an unfolded 2D view of the pipe’s inner surface — at any time.
- Profiler Software
Profiler’s software builds a digital pipe profile with data that can be used live or recorded to DVD. And it offers a range of graph options for reporting and analysis, including a flat graph showing the pipe as if it had been cut lengthways, pulled apart and flattened.
IBAK Panoramo SI
Manhole inspections are carried out using yet more state of the art, revolutionary technology from IBAK. The 3D Optoscanner uses two hi-res digital cameras with distortion-free wide angle lenses to scan the entire interior of the manhole in seconds, during one, single, vertical run. Like the horizontal unit, this camera records 360º so that everything can be analysed in detail at any time.
The visual image can be ‘de-rendered’ enabling the point cloud to be exported directly into auto CAD.
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