Locating Technology

There is no 'one piece' of equipment that is able to find all underground Pipes, Cables and Services.
At GroundScope we select the right tool for the job. EMF Precision Locators such as the Radiodetection are ideal for locating Copper Phone & Power Cables. Trace Rods & sondes can be inserted for location of non-metallic PVC pipes. The Pipehorn high frequency locator is ideal for Cast Iron Water Mains with insulated O-Ring joints and a follow up sweep for unlocated utilities.

RD FFL (Fault Finding A-Frame) are used to locate Insulation breakdown or Earth Faults in Power & Phone cables, usually the result of lightning strike or physical damage, Fault pinpointing saves costly replacment of entire lengths of cable.

 

RD4000 PXL RD400 PDL RD FFL2 PIPE HORN MAG HORN MINELAB GP3000
Domestic Gas Pipes Yes Yes Can Yes No No
Domestic Water Cu/GI Yes Yes Yes Yes Gal only No
Domestic Water PVC insert trace rod insert trace rod No insert trace rod No No
Power Cables Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Telecom Cables Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Cable TV Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Optic Fiber in Conduit Yes if cu in same duct Yes w Tracer rod No Yes No No
Optic Direct Buried   call 1800 653 935 No No No Yes locate trace tape No No
Cast Iron Water Main No No No Yes Yes No
PVC Water Main No No No No No No
Sewer Pipes yes with sonde with sonde No with Trace Rod No No
StormWater yes with sonde with sonde No with Trace Rod No No
UST / Septic Tank No No No No Metal Tanks Some
Reinforced Concrete Pipe No No No Possible Yes Possible
CICL Water Main No No No Yes Yes No
Asbestos / Clay pipe No No No No No No
UG Cable Faults No No Yes No No No
Buried Pit Lids       Stop-Valves No No No No Yes Can
Gold Nuggets / Coins No No No No No Yes

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