CCTV Pipe Inspection

A CCTV Pipe Inspection is the inspection of an underground pipe, typcally a gravity sewer or stormwater pipe using CCTV equipment. CCTV stands for Closed Circuit TeleVision.

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A specially designed van is normally used. A set up of camera mounted on 4 wheel drive small tractor (kind of sophisticated remote car for kids) is lowered through maintenance access hole for inspection.

The camera/lens usually has 360 view rotating and zooming capability.

Inspectors usually sit in the van and rate the live video as it is collected. WinCan is well known software package/system for these kinds of CCTV inspections.

Data collected:

  • presence of sediment
  • roots invasion
  • presence of grease
  • presence of debris
  • presence of pipe cracks
  • joint displacment
  • condition of service connections


  • Access hole size vs tractor/camera set up
  • Lifting of access hole lid
  • Pressure cleaning of pipes prior to inspection
  • Camera getting stuck
  • Physical cable rather than Wi-Fi video data transfer back to base station (in Van)

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External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia Pipeline Video Inspection
  2. QuickView
  3. Wikipedia CCTV
  4. Google Search
  5. ITS Pipetech
  6. Condition Assessment for Stormwater Drainage Assets - IPWEA
  7. Condition Assessment of Underground Pipes - US Environmental Protection Agency
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