Spotlight: Pipe & Cable Locating Equipment

July 2011, Vol. 66 No. 7
MALA's Easy Locator.

Products from MALA GeoScience, Sensors & Software, Heath Consultants, Sensit Technologies, Radiodetection, Pipehorn Utility, McLaughlin, Vivax-Metrotech, SubSurface Instruments, Ditch Witch and Schonstedt Instrument.

MALA GeoScience

The Easy Locator locates buried objects such as non-metallic and non-conductive utilities that include PVC water and gas lines, ductile iron, concrete, terracotta or other conflicts. The system boasts an easy user interface with almost complete automation of settings whereby the user needs to provide minimal input to begin measurements. Interchangeable antennas are available for shallow or medium depth situations where most utilities are installed. Extra upgrades include jpeg screen shots of a scanned utility radargram as well seamless integration with GPS. The latest feature is the depth calibration tool that readily computes the depth to targets on-screen. 843.852.5021, www.malags.com

Sensors & Software
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Detecting deep buried utilities with GPR is now possible using the Noggin 100. With an operating frequency 2.5 to 5 times lower than normal utility-locating GPRs, and a larger antenna surface, the Noggin 100 offers increased penetration to detect deeper utilities. The Noggin 100 system also provides the best opportunity of finding utilities in poor GPR environments with high signal attenuation. Noggin GPRs balance flexibility and simplicity in an easy-to-use package for full subsurface imaging functionality. The SmartCart and SmartTow configurations allow rapid coverage of large areas. Geo-referenced mapping is easy with integrated GPS positioning. 800.267.6013, www.sensoft.ca.

Heath Consultants
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The Sure-Lock multi-frequency pipe and cable locator is designed to increase locating accuracy and productivity. With frequencies ranging from 8.1K to 480kHz, a field technician can easily locate audio, radio and ultra-high frequencies. A unique feature of the All Pro is “continuous depth” readings. No need to press a button for your depth, a depth reading is continually displayed on the receiver as you near the target conductor. All Pro can provide you multi-frequency technology in a simple two-button operation, allowing your field technicians to become expert locators more quickly. 800.HEATH-US, www.heathus.com