Pipeline Inspection Systems
from Municipal Equipment Sales, Inc.
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For over thirty years, R.S. Technical Services, Inc. has been an innovative, driving force in the closed circuit televising, or CCTV, pipeline inspection industry and has brought many first time products to the U.S. infrastructure maintenance market. Click here for more information about the company (opens into a new window).
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RST cameras all feature Single Conductor Technology (opens into a new window) and RST's many features lead the industry.
Depending upon the model you choose, RST cameras offer:
The design of this unit's two high intensity, bright white LED light arrays produce more
lumens than standard LEDs or halogen lights. These high performance light arrays are guaranteed for the life of the camera. Capable of operating on up to 2,500' of single conductor cable.
The OmniSTAR Probe Camera
Designed to fit in 3" or larger pipelines, the camera will mount on RST Single Conductor Push Rod and the Mighty Mini Tractor. The camera has a 360° continuous rotate capability and a 270° panning capability!
The OmniEYE 360
Here it is: The first single conductor panomorphic inspection system available for pipeline inspection!
The OmniEYE 360 pipeline inspection camera is a state-of-the-art, single conductor inspection tool, compatible with existing RST portable and mainline inspection systems and modifiable for use with most multi-conductor systems.
With its continuous 360° image capture, operators can perform uninterrupted pipeline inspections at speeds up to two times faster than traditional methods (up to 70' per minute). The OmniEYE 360 camera is designed for inspection in lined 6" and larger diameter lines up to 2,500' in length.
The inspection process is greatly simplified when using the OmniEYE 360 – crews only need to clean the line and then run a continuous inspection. Post processing and review can be accomplished in the field or back at the office. The captured images are linked with a powerful software package that allows for identifying defects and features in the pipeline with greater speed and accuracy than traditional inspection methods.
Data capture features include:
Standard RST Transporters
Use the chart below to determine which RST Transporter best fits your needs.
This robust, six-wheeled, steerable, all gear-driven transporter is equipped with two 90W Rare Earth permanent magnet motors, making it the industry's highest power tractor of its size. This allows the tractor to inspect larger lines without the need for additional gear trains or transmissions.
The clutch allows rapid freewheel retrieval once the inspection is complete so production capability is greatly optimized. The TranSTAR, at 19" in length, offers tremendous versatility through its many standard features like its tilt-up connector and rear color view camera and options that include manual and motorized elevator systems and multiple tire configurations.
The TranSTAR, at 19" in length, offers tremendous versatility through its many standard features like its tilt-up connector and rear color view camera, as well as options that include manual and motorized elevator systems and multiple tire configurations. RST has also developed a wide variety of skids, flotation devices and winch accessories for applications where motorized transporters are not feasible or practical.
The TranSTAR II uses the same innovative technology as its larger counterpart, the TranSTAR. Dual 90-watt motors let the TranSTAR II achieve speeds up to 70' per minute. The clutch allows rapid freewheel retrieval once the inspection is complete.
At just 14" in length, the TranSTAR II features a tilt-up connector, rear view color camera and options such as manual and motorized elevator systems and multiple tire configurations, making it an extremely versatile addition to your inspection toolbox in a robust, compact size.
One of the fastest ways to learn about the TransStar II is to watch this 1-minute video about the product.
This unit's easily adjustable, cantilevered camera mount and optional tire combinations allow for superior performance in small pipelines. The Mighty Mini Tractor can be configured to transport the RST 1306 camera or OmniSTAR Probe camera.
Travel speeds up to 40' per minute with plenty of power generated by a 25W Rare-Earth permanent magnet motor, high efficiency planetary gear train and four-wheel drive.
Available in single or multi-conductor configurations, the ProTRAK operates in line sizes from 6" to 30". Three forward speeds, reverse and a freewheel mode for easy retrieval, the ProTRAK Crawler offers travel speeds up to 55' per minute at full power.
Specially designed, contoured pads, attached with dual stainless steel rivets on #40 stainless steel chain, provide a large contact surface for maximum traction and extreme durability.
This four-wheel drive steerable transporter is for all RST mainline cameras in 24" and larger pipelines. Its remote controlled, motorized camera lift enables the camera to be centered into pipelines up to 60". Its four-wheel drive incorporates a highly efficient gear train.
This robust, six-wheeled, steerable, all gear driven transporter is equipped with two 90W Rare Earth permanent magnet motors, making it the industry's highest power tractor of its size. This allows the tractor to inspect larger lines without the need for additional gear trains or transmissions. The clutch allows rapid freewheel retrieval once the inspection is complete so production capability is greatly optimized.
To see the RST Storm Drain Tractor in action, check out this 1-minute video.
The Gen2 Zoom System performs mainline and lateral pipeline inspections from a single, fully integrated unit. The system utilizes picture-in-picture or dual video monitors allowing operators to view the mainline and lateral lines simultaneously.
To see RST's Mainline System in action – take a look at the 1:19 video linked below.
RST's all-in-one, fully portable QUICKPeek© video inspection system is the result of our client feedback requesting a compact, lightweight inspection system for service line inspection.
Located on the handle, the 7.0" bright LCD monitor can easily be adjusted to a comfortable viewing angle by the operator. Easily accessible, top-mounted monitor controls include power mode, aspect ratio (screen size) and menu plus set buttons for various on-screen menus.
An adjustable sun-shield is included to reduce glare and to act as a screen protector for the monitor when transporting the system.
Mounted on the side of the unit is the AC/ DC power source which includes controls for all camera functions such as camera test terminal, AC/DC input, Video/Audio I/O, condenser microphone with on/off switch and keyboard input. A keyboard for typing is also included.
Add an optional SD digital card recorder or laptop interface to further enhance your recording options.
Municipal Equipment Sales offers a wide variety of vehicles, as well as installation options. You can be assured there's one to fit your specific needs!
Take a look at the few photos below, to see examples of the types of installations that are available. We offer a variety of options for each system. Vehicle types include an Economy Trailer, Sprinter Van, Cargo Van, ATV's and more. For more complete information about the many types of vehicles and installations we offer, use the link shown below (opens in a new window).
A small maneuverable portable reel with up to 1,500' cable capacity designed for use in restricted access areas. Ideal for mainline pipe inspections when large vehicle mounted systems are not required. The reel operates from either a portable generator or Shore Power cord.
Offers maximum tractor footage by free-wheeling during cable pay-out, while the 1/2 horsepower motor provides quick, effortless retrieval of the camera system.
This powerful reel offers a capacity of up to 2,500' of double-armored single conductor cable with automatic level wind and footage counter. Unit features a variable speed motor and dual gear ratios.
It has a state-of-the-art micro-processor that controls the unit's electronics. This allows both local and remote operation.
Joystick Aux. Unit *
Ergonomically designed dual joystick controller allows for easy operation of all camera and tractor functions with dedicated controls. Multiple mode selector enables operator to select component (i.e., standard tractor, storm tractor or other) and controller will self-adjust to the selected unit's features.
* Note that a wireless option is available.
Desktop Pushbutton Aux. Unit
RST's Desktop Auxiliary Unit provides simple, push-button control of mainline cameras and transporters in a compact, desktop configuration.
Handheld Aux. Unit
Designed for remote use with portable and vehicle-mounted mainline inspection systems. Compact and convenient, it performs all the functions of the desktop controller.
Single Conductor Tap Cutter
This single conductor tap cutter module is compatible with all RST single conductor mainline systems and operates multi-conductor cutters or other robotics.
Mainline Controller and CPU
The Mainline Controller provides all the necessary power to operate and monitor the television inspection system. All circuits are solid state with built-in protection circuitry.
The back plate of the Mainline Controller contains all the required plug-ins for the various locking cable connectors, each of which are separately indexed and labeled.
The faceplate is permanently labeled designating the function or purpose of the various switches, meters and controls divided by POWER, CAMERA and REEL
Portable Mainline Controller 1375
The 1375 Portable Mainline Controller unit eliminates the need for operators to adjust power levels during an inspection by automatically increasing or decreasing the power based on the load created by the equipment attached to the single conductor cable.
The 1375 also includes a 15" TFT LCD flat screen monitor, on-screen footage display and a Digital Video Recorder to record video in MPEG 4 format onto a media card, USB thumb drive or external hard drive.
The unit is enclosed in a Pelican® waterproof and crushproof compact case that measures 18.43"x14.43"x7.62"and weighs only 13 lbs. Options include Data Display Plus text writer, POSM Lite & POSM Pro data collection software. (Shown left with optional-use sunshade.)
Portable Mainline Systems
We offer embedded videos of the Portable Mainline Systems in action. Click on the video links below to watch.
For more information or a handy reference, click on the link to the right to access a one-page PDF brochure for The Cube.
The Private Eye 2
The PE2 command center is enclosed in a Pelican® waterproof and crushproof case that measures 18.43" x 14.43" x 7.62" and weighs just 30 lbs, giving the user extreme portability without sacrificing field durability.
The PE2 is compatible with all RST cameras and tractors (shown here with the TranSTAR 6-wheel drive tractor and TrakSTAR dual LED camera) and when combined with a Compact Portable Reel (CPR) loaded with single conductor cable, is capable of inspecting 4" to 200" diameter pipelines up to 1,500' in length.
Sonar Pipe Profiler
The RST Investigator Camera is a fully self-contained portable, 12V rechargeable battery powered inspection system ideally suited for inspection of vertical assets such as manholes, access shafts, conduits and similar structures 4' and larger in diameter up to a depth of 21'.
The Laser Profiler accurately measures pipeline ovality. The profile data captured by the unit is analyzed by a professional data analysis center which produces detailed reports that include: Inspection Overview, Laser and Camera View and 3-D Color Visualization renderings of the asset with any problem areas highlighted.Features Include:
The underwater scanning unit is housed in a stainless steel pressure vessel and works on up to 2,000' of armored, single conductor cable. As the scanner is moved through the pipe, an indication of the distance traveled is shown on the screen allowing for accurate determination of the location of defects in the pipe.
Internal sensors monitor and display Pitch and Roll indicators in analogue and digital form on the screen to show the orientation of the transducer unit.Features Include:
The RST Well Camera
The RST Well Camera is designed to inspect water wells from 4" to 30" in diameter. It provides a 360 degree radial view of the walls. It works with up to 2000' of RST single conductor cable when connected to an RST mainline controller. The camera is designed to withstand an applied pressure of 450 psi or be submerged in 300 meters of water.
Tap Cutter Controller
This single conductor tap cutter module is compatible with all RST single conductor mainline systems and operates all industry-standard, multi-conductor cutters or other robotics.
Wheels (pictured left to right)
Sewer Inspection Camera Skids
RST has also developed a wide variety of skids, flotation devices and winch accessories for applications where motorized transporters are not feasible or practical.
Large Diameter Pipe Inspection – Float
Flotation Device for mainline sewer inspection cameras to inspect and assess large diameter pipelines.Features Include:
Software Packages and Support
Municipal Equipment Sales has been in operation since 1978. During that time we've seen an enormous number of changes to the types of products and services available to the municipal professionals' community. As time has gone on, MES management has modified its product mix to reflect the very best in what is currently available.
We are of the firm opinion that R.S. Technical Services, Inc. now supplies the industry's best asset management tools, from field data collection software to GIS database integration. Whether you are new to computerized pipe survey data collection or if you are already committed to a particular software package, RST inspection systems provide all the necessary components to work with the software tools of your choice.
MES and RST are also committed to keeping your inspection equipment investment running in optimal condition. Our outstanding after-the-sale support program features:
After the Sale: You can always count on our experienced support personnel to provide you with follow-up services, including replacement parts and product information.
For more information about any of our municipal equipment products, give us a call or send us an email.
Address: PO 1233
Woodstock, GA 30188
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