EMF Underground Cable and Pipe Locating
EMF Underground cable and pipe locating services play a crucial role in preventing accidents and damages during construction projects. Accidental utility strikes can lead to service disruptions, costly repairs, and even pose a hazard risk. By utilizing EMF underground cable and pipe locating services, construction teams can identify the location and depth of buried utilities such as cables and metallic pipes. This information helps prevent accidents and damage by allowing construction crews to work around these utilities safely and avoid potential disruptions to essential services. The use of EMF locators enables technicians to accurately detect the presence of underground cables and pipes, reducing the risk of accidental strikes. Overall, the implementation of EMF underground cable and pipe locating services ensures the safety of workers, minimizes the risk of accidents and prevents costly damages during construction projects.
Locating cables and conductive materials using EMF techniques, can include:
• Optic Fibre
• Storm Water
• Electrical High Voltage Power (HV)
• Electrical Low Voltage Power (LV)
BASIC MUD MAP PLANS
After subsurface utilities have been identified and marked out with ground marking paint, a basic digital mud map or sketch provides a record for future reference long after the ground markings are gone.
For a superior alternative to mud maps. Surveyed and more detailed mapping can also be arranged.
PUSH ROD CAMERA
Push rod cameras are highly maneuverable systems that allow us to inspect pipes easily even in highly challenging situations. These cameras are mounted on the ends of push rods that are flexible and can snake around bends for inspection.
Sometimes, pipes are difficult to inspect by traditional methods or even by typical video inspection methods using crawlers. Such as in long, narrow pipes with multiple bends. In such cases, push rod cameras are very useful because they are designed for just such conditions.
The flexible rod is pushed into the pipe after which we can study the real-time progress of the camera.
A transponder locator can be an essential part of locating Telstra and Optus Direct buried fibre network. Normally not detectable by EMF locators.
GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR)
The Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is used in circumstances where a pipe is made of a non conductive material and is not accessible for the use of trace rods. Where a signal cannot be injected through pipe and results collected from above the ground. Although GPR has the ability to detect both conductive and non conductive materials. This method is generally used after all other utilities beneath the ground, that are conductive have been located using the EMF method and marked to a QL-B.
ROD AND SONDE TRACING
Many underground services do not contain any conductive material. This makes traditional line locating methods redundant. With the use of a conductive tracer rod, we can feed it into a range of previously untraceable underground services and locate them. This can be a useful solution for tracing:
• Optic Fibre
• Storm Water
• Vitreous Clay
A sonde is an instrument that can be attached to the end of a tracing rod for the purpose of locating the exact location of the end of the rod. This can help find breaks and blockages in pipes or conduits.