Locating Pipes and Cables

Tasks Involved In Underground Location Of Cables

Prior to an excavation, the area must be checked for underground location of cables and other installations. It is a task that must be performed as long as there is a need to dig a hole in the ground. Many accidents in the past happened because contractors failed to observe due diligence in locating underground utilities. The damage may vary from damage to property, injury to persons and even death in some instances where an electric cable is damaged by the excavation.

Utility locating procedures will require the use of machines designed particularly for that purpose. There is actually no equipment that can do all the job of underground locating so the expertise of the company engaged in this type of work is important. They know what kind of machine is needed for a particular work and they also know the procedures that must be followed.

Mapping of Underground Installations

Governments and even private corporations are obligated to keep a map of their underground installations. This is to make the future underground locators of installations will find it easier on their part as well as to serve as guide to others who may need to obtain a copy of the said mapping.

Choosing The Equipment For The Job

Since there are many kinds of machines used for underground location service, experts in this field choose to use only the most appropriate for a given task. Ground penetrating radar or GPR is one of the equipment normally used by experts on top of other choices. Metal detectors are also used to determine what the objects below the ground are. Electronic transmitters and receivers are also used to detect sound as well as electrical current from the underground.

Once it is proven that there are vital installations underneath the surface, the excavation project can be adjusted to avoid the said installations or another site may be chosen as the area where ground penetration can be made. The advice of experts using radar GPR is important and always followed by contractors since it saves them from the trouble of having accidents that can lead to damage of the cables in an underground location.

Underground cable locators are almost always relied upon by builders whenever they have the need to excavate a particular area. Whatever may be the type of construction to be done, as long as an excavation is necessary, it pays to determine first the underground location of cables and pipes to avoid damage to property and most importantly injury to people in the site.


Absolute Locating Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9939 6978
andrew@absolutelocating.com.au

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