The Investigator™ is an asset management and leak detection tool for insertion into pressurized pipelines up to 150psi.
The Investigator™ is a pressurized pipe inspection and leak detection system and is designed for 3' diameter pipework and above. Access through fire hydrants*, 1.5' and above pressure fittings, air valves, and gate valves at full mains pressure.
The system is mounted onto pipework through a selection of fittings and/or “hot tappings.” This process makes access into the pipework simple and cost effective.
The Investigator is available in two variants, the Pro and E.
Monitoring the real-time data captured by the camera and hydrophone sensor head allows the operator to understand internal pipework conditions and identify leaks. A 300ft (100m) cable is supplied with the system which potentially offers a maximum inspection distance of 600ft (200m) upstream and downstream of the insertion point. This is influenced by pipe diameter, internal condition and the configuration of the pipe.
The software is specific for the Investigator™ technology and is used to control the sensor head and view both video and acoustic results from live surveys. The software displays video in a resizable window and also acoustic results in order of amplitude and frequency. The software also operates the sonde which is built into the camera sensor head. The system is compatible with LiveFeed software for maximum performance.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Available in two variants, Pro and E
- Tri sensor head (CCTV, hydrophone and sonde)
- Pressurized insertion up to 150psi
- Extremely robust camera head with bend mechanism
- Interchangeable hi-resolution CCTV and hydrophone system
- Internal hydrophone for precise leak detection
- Sonde for above ground location
- Ruggedized control station
- Real-time analysis software
|Investigator Pro||Investigator E|
|37mm Camera||37mm Camera|
|22mm Camera||Rigid Drum Assembly|
|Rigid Drum Assembly||Electronic Drive System|
|Flexrod Drum Assembly||Control Station|
|Electronic Drive System|
|Max. operating pressure||150psi|
|Min. operating pressure||No limit for visual inspection and a minimum of 15psi for leak detection|
|Min. pipe diameter||3”|
|Max. pipe diameter||12”|
|Max. flow/velocity||No Limit|
|Min. flow/velocity||No Limit|
|Max. inspection distance||600ft (200m) 300ft (100m) on either side of access point|
|Access points||Fire hydrants, air valves, ball valves, hot tap|
|Min. tap diameter||2” full bore min|
|Min. valve size||2” full bore min|
|Min. external clearance||6ft above insertion fitting|
|Sensor head||Tri Sensor head with CCTV, Hydrophone and Sonde/22mm and 37mm(standard)/wide angle optic fix
focus (PAL system) with illumination 3LUX at F1.2
|Sensor material||Stainless steel and interchangeable|
|Hydrophone frequency||240Hz (Nominal)|
|Hydrphone beam pattern||Circumferencial: Omni +/-2dB up to 100kHz/ Horizontal: Omni +/-4dB up to 100kHz|
|Operating temperature||23-104F (-5 – 40C)|
|Cable length||300ft (100m)|
|Cable drum||Assembly approx. 800x750x350mm with slip ring and encoder|
|Control box||Control box with Panasonic Toughbook with 12v internal power supply|
|Chlorination||Chlorination points built in to cable drive systems|
|Data processing||Investigator™ software, video and acoustic analysis software|
|Drive system||12vdc electronic drive system with seal arrangement|