Eyes in the Pipe

Well-trained CCTV operators form the backbone of any successful inspection program.

Eyes in the Pipe

Properly trained operators are critical for success in any pipeline inspection program. Rushing a candidate into the operator’s chair is a common but big mistake.

Proper inspection lays the foundation for any successful inflow and infiltration abatement program, and proper inspection requires proper training.

The No. 1 decision that will make or break your CCTV inspection program is the operator who runs the equipment. The wrong person will sink your program faster than anything else, while the right one will ensure everything runs smoothly. 

There are three areas to consider when hiring a CCTV operator — innate skills, learned skills...

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