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Kennards Hire introduces new equipment for pipe work

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Kennards Hire has introduced new equipment to assist with pipe laying, pipe detection and pipe damage analysis.

Pipe laser levels, pipe and cable locators, and pipe cameras can now be hired at select locations across the Kennards Hire’s network of more than 90 hire centres.

Baulkham Hills Shire Council hired a pipe laser level to assist with the laying of 750 mm storm water pipes after its unit was stolen in the middle of the job.

“We needed a 1:8 gradient, and this unit made the job easy. If you turn it off and then later turn it back on, it just comes straight back to the 1:8,” said council crew member, David Hackett.

“It is simple to understand and easy to operate. You can place the laser level either on top of the pipes or inside them.”

The pipe laser level has a range of up to 200 metres, and is quick and simple to set up. The pipe laser rarely takes more than 10 seconds from power on to full accuracy.

The pipe laser has a built-in battery has a long operating life, with a full seven-hour charge providing more than a working week’s operation.

In emergencies, 30 minutes of charge will give a full day’s use. The pipe laser can also be powered off an external battery.

Kennards’ pipe and cable locators are simpler to use than some earlier models. The pipe and cable locators include a cable avoidance tool (CAT) and Genny, which can be used to a depth of just under a metre.

Pipe cameras will analyse damage in water, sewage and drainage pipes from 40 mm to 150mm in diameter.

The waterproof and rugged colour camera head, with a diameter of only 22 mm, can easily be pushed through bends of 90 degrees even in small pipe diameters of 40 mm.

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