Tracking Systems: Walkover locators and wireline systems

September 2010 Vol. 65 No. 9
Ditch Witch's 980 walkover locator.

Horizontal Technology
Horizontal Technology’s DataTraX guidance system was developed to protect the owners of the HDD installed line. The system is accurate and automates records with ease. DataTraX offers the protection of detailed documentation of lines drilled in position with the HDD industry’s most accurate guidance and tracking method. 888.556.5511, www.horizontaltech.com

Radius HDD Tools
The Radius “Lock & Load” sonde housing is designed to offer the protection of an end load sonde housing with the access of a side load unit. The patent pending window is smaller than the transmitter. It is engineered to withstand greater rotational torque, while reducing the “flexing” that causes other doors to fail and common side load housings to crack. The patent pending cavity design will allow for all wireless transmitter beacons from manufacturers such as SubSite, Radiodetection and Digital Control, including the DCI EXL 19-inch Deep sonde. All housings from the SLH-4500 and larger can also host various wireline transmitters. Along with the fluid-proof fittings, the wireline tool kit contains ratchets, sockets and extensions with a center hole for easy installation of sonde without the hassle of the tightening around the wireline. For contractors utilizing Geo-Nav & magnetic guidance such as the DCI-Eclipse SST system, Radius makes all size tooling available in a Non-Mag material. 800.892.9114, www.radiushdd.com

INROCK
INROCK is Vector Magnetics’ HDD Steering Tool Systems’ authorized distributor and HDD partner, providing Paratrack equipment sales, rental, service and support. The Paratrack Guidance System utilizes an all angle, high resolution system that provides the driller with single guide wire tracking (surface or underground tacking); magnetic filed tracking; parallel tracking (underground tracking of multiple parallel bores); intersections (tracking of 2 separate or multiple boreholes from varying directions); beacon tracking (wireless tracking); and pressure while drilling (measures annular and drill pipe pressures). 713.690.5600, www.inrock.com