General Tools & Instruments: Pipe & Duct Borescope Inspection System
March 5, 2012
The pipe and duct video borescope inspection system (DPS16) offers the flexibility and performance necessary for precisely examining and documenting the interior conditions of ductwork and water and sewer pipes. The two-component DPS16 system is one-part probe and reel, one-part recording borescope. The probe and reel set (P16PIP) comprises a 72-foot-long camera-tipped probe, a sturdy take-up reel, and accessories for centering the probe in 2-, 4-, and 6-inch I.D. pipes. According to the manufacturer, the 1.1-inch-diameter camera has a depth of field of 0.4 inches to infinity, a 150-degree viewing angle, and eight super-bright white LEDs that yield 640x480-pixel (VGA) resolution. The probe can maneuver through two 90-degree bends and is waterproof to IP68 standards (to a depth of 50 feet). The included video borescope hand-held recording console (H16) features a 3.5-inch LCD color monitor for real-time viewing and an integral 2 GB MicroSD card for recording video and still images. Controls on the H16 adjust the brightness of the camera LEDs and manage all recording functions. Video and images stored on the MicroSD card can be viewed on a computer and/or shared via the web. These captured images can be used for post-inspection analysis and to document pipe and duct conditions.