Camera-on-a-Pole Survey

Camera-on-a-Pole Survey (COPS)

In order to make robust decisions and reduce costs associated with unnecessary CCTV and associated jetting works, clients were seeking a system to identify the silt level from related manholes. CALM provided a solution called “Camera on a Pole Survey” or COPS.

This system utilises industry standard static pole cameras that can be introduced into manholes, thus negating the need for confined space entry. The camera is manoeuvred into position to view the sewer to be inspected then records video and still images. This allows silt levels within the pipe to be ascertained as well as, within view structural defects to be reported. The information is transferred into our COPS system which produces an automated longitudinal section of the sewer, showing silt levels along its length. It generates an average silt level for that sewer length which is “traffic light” colour coded, allowing Clients to decide if there is indeed a need to carry out CCTV surveys. COPS also host relevant photographic evidence relating to the manhole including location, cover and manhole photographs.

The system allow Clients to capture salient information and make better operational decisions. Unnecessary works such as CCTV surveys may be avoided, thus bringing about cost savings. Hosting the information on a Cloud allows Clients to validate and substantiate decisions made. The Cloud also allows access to all relevant users and thus operational and commercial decisions are made in a more timely manner.
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