Using front and rear mounted high-resolution digital cameras with 186 degree "fish-eye" wide-angle lenses, the Panoramo 3D Optiscanner captures a 360 degree full view of the pipe surface. The cameras are synchronized and take pictures every 2 in that can be viewed as single images or live continuous feed. This allows the data to be analyzed independently of the actual sewer inspection in a controlled office environment.
Technician operating Panoramo S.I. system
The IBAK PANORAMO SI consists of two high-resolution digital cameras with 186˚ "fish-eye" wide-angle lenses. Both cameras are synchronized to snap pictures every 2 in. at a rate of 70 ft/minute without stopping. In addition to producing real-time footage for the operator, the hemispherical photos are then stitched together to form a complete 360˚ interactive view of 100% of the structure that can be analyzed virtually in an office. In addition to the unfolded and live views, images are analyzed using scatterplot technology that can be integrated with AutoCad.
- Empowers engineers to view pipelines virtually, eliminating field operator error.
- Easier for users to interact with data and communicate defects in the pipe.
- Image clarity – 3000 lines in unfolded view (more than 7x of conventional pan & tilt)
- Measuring of objects in 2D and 3D.
- 6X Zoom without loss of sharpness in unfolded view.
- Ability to locate more defects and enhancing the reliability of collections systems.
- The only digital drop-down inspection system in existence. Digital image capture and fiber optic data transmission eliminates signal noise and decay.
- Assesses the vertical shaft in a consistent and complete way for 360° views.
- The safest system available for vertical shaft inspection.
The laser sensor can be combined with CCTV data collection or as a stand alone sensor. The unit projects a ring of light onto the internal pipe surface. The light bounces back and is collected by the unit. Laser collects detailed data on pipe ovality, corrosion/deteriorating pipe condition, and collects data that cannot be seen by the eye. IPI has the ability to produce 3D laser profiles that allow the user to move around inside the pipe structure model and interact with the laser scan.
Sonar application is used in partially or fully flowing pipe lines. The unit must be submerged below water, then sends out a signal. SONAR signals cannot pass through solid material such as pipe and debris, therefore giving an accurate profile of defects, ovality, and pipe flow capacity. The SONAR unit can be carried through the pipeline on a variety of platforms depending on the specific project conditions. IPI employs tractor, skid, raft, and ROV units in conducting inspections. Sonar profiling reports are supplied in electronic format and hard copy as well.