Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Equipment Spotlight

October 2013, Vol. 68 No. 10
The McLaughlin Verifier G2

Vermeer
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Featuring the latest advancements in ground-penetrating radar, the Interragator EZ locates many types of buried pipes – including PVC and other non-metallic products. The Interragator EZ can locate targets up to 6.1 feet underground depending on soil type, surface conditions and other factors. Easily transported thanks to a lightweight, compact design, the Interragator EZ delivers quick results – simply push a button and move the unit along the survey path for real-time data. Use in addition to conventional locating and vacuum excavation methods for a clearer picture of the subsurface. 888.837.6337, vermeer.com

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI)

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The UtilityScan DF is GSSI’s premium GPR unit for utility locating. It incorporates GSSI’s innovative digital dual-frequency antenna (300- 800 MHz) and an easy-to-use touchscreen interface to view shallow and deep targets simultaneously in a single scan. With an operation life of up to eight hours and a survey speed up to 6.25 mph, data collection is fast and efficient. Locate the position and depth of metallic and non-metallic objects, including service utilities such as gas, communications, sewer lines, UST’s and PVC pipes. 603.893.1109, geophysical.com

Ditch Witch

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Designed for contractors and utility engineers, the Ditch Witch 2450GR ground penetrating radar system is instrumental in mapping efforts. Ideal for urban planning, void, sinkhole and concrete detection and locating underground storage tanks – the 2450GR pinpoints cables and metallic and non-metallic pipes in one pass at depths of up to 19.7 feet. It also provides fast, clear images with its 5.6 mph survey speed and digitally controlled radar. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com