PANORAMO 3D Scanner

For 3D scanning of pipes or manholes, as well as photographic inspection.

PANORAMO & PANORAMO 150 are steerable camera systems for full pipeline inspection.

The PANORAMO SI uses the same technology for seamless inspection of manholes.

We also service IBAK cameras.  Contact our Service Team to discuss your maintenance needs : service@s1e.co.uk

PANORAMO & PANORAMO 150 – Pipeline Inspection

The PANORAMO (left) & PANORAMO 150 (right) camera systems/3D scanners
The PANORAMO (left) & PANORAMO 150 (right) camera systems/3D scanners

PANORAMO is used for pipelines from DN200 and upwards.  PANORAMO 150 is a smaller system used for inspection of pipes from DN150 upwards, including DN200 pipes which have been lined.

The IBAK PANORAMO range boasts unique scanner technology for highly-efficient sewer pipe inspections. Pipe inspections can be carried out at a substantially higher speed than with conventional systems. Additionally, the user receives a processed illustration in addition to the 3D film containing a seamless recording of the entire pipe inspection.

The footage can be viewed in the office at any time just as if the inspector was live on-site. The viewer can move freely in the sewer pipe without any viewing restrictions, stop at any position, pan round 360°, zoom, look into inlets and even look backwards – all this without affecting the recorded imaging material in any way.  All objects, such as displaced joints, protruding pipe connections etc. can be viewed in detail from all sides.

In addition to the possibility of inspecting sewer pipes using the scanner technology, the PANORAMO digital cameras allow the operator to set the video mode for the image display during the inspection run when passing significant sections. In this way moving elements such as running water can be shown, as with conventional sewer cameras.

The PANORAMO principle

The IBAK PANORAMO, unlike conventional sewer TV systems, uses two high-resolution digital photo cameras with 185° fisheye lenses, which each take images at distances of 5 cm. Due to the extremely wide angle an all-round view of a pipe section is therefore captured every 5 cm. These pipe section sequences are transmitted digitally to the inspection vehicle, where they are put together using PANORAMO software to create a true 3D interior view of the complete sewer pipe, both in and against the direction of travel. In contrast to video technology, in which the continuous light emitted from a moving vehicle results in a large amount of motion blur in recordings, the IBAK PANORAMO pins sharp images: the stroboscopic light given off by the device’s integrated Xenon flash system lights up the pipe so brightly that, despite the very high speed of inspection of up to 35 cm per second, the system can guarantee very high-quality images, showing details in pin-sharp quality.

PANORAMO SI – Manhole Inspection

The PANORAMO SI for 3D scanning of manholes
The PANORAMO SI for 3D scanning of manholes
PANORAMO SI is positioned with a winch, which can be truck-mounted
PANORAMO SI is positioned with a winch, which can be truck-mounted

With the IBAK-PANORAMO SI, the user has all of the advantages of PANORAMO technology  at their disposal for manhole
inspection. The result is the ability to visually assess the condition of manholes quickly and completely.

The 3D scanner uses two high-resolution digital cameras with specially designed distortion-free wide-angle lenses, which optically scan the entire interior of the manhole in a few seconds in one single vertical run. The digitally transmitted image data is immediately at the operator‘s disposal as a live picture. The condition of the manhole is then evaluated either in the office or directly on site.

Unlike a video from a conventional pan and tilt camera, which only shows the section of view saved at the time of recording, the IBAK PANORAMO SI viewer software provides a seamless inspection of the manhole. The inspector can stop at any position in the manhole, pan 360°, zoom and save snapshots.

An unfolded view of the manhole can be generated at the same time. This gives a rapid overview of the structure’s condition and
enables the user to measure objects on the manhole walls.