- pipe camera
Pipe Cameras are lower-end inspection cameras that get their name from their most frequent application; pipes and drains. Literally pushed or “fed” into the inspection area, these cameras will not articulate and will often lack basic features that are native to modern-day Video Borescopes and Videoscopes. Like Drain Cameras, Push Cameras, Sewer Cameras, and Borehole Cameras, Pipe Cameras are reserved for applications where corners, turns, forks, and FOD (Foreign Object Debris) are not involved. The downside to a Pipe Camera and other non-articulating inspection cameras is the loss of control. Once the Distal Tip or “head” of the unit is past the insertion point, very little can be done to manipulate or steer the direction of the camera.
Related terms: video borescope, videoscope, drain camera, push camera, sewer camera, borehole camera, foreign object debris (FOD), articulation, distal tip, insertion point