Locating Pipes and Cables

The Different Kinds Of Underground Detection Equipment

There are many types of underground detection equipment being used by experts in this line of work. Companies in Australia engaged in this profession make sure that their personnel have the training and the needed accreditation before actually being assigned in the field. Training is very important in this line of work because there are several equipments that may need to familiarize with. There are machines that have multiple features but the need for particular equipment for a specific type of locator services is also important.

Some of the types of underground detection equipment are:

1. Electronic Marker

When an underground utility is installed, engineers usually include markers to make future locating easier. Since the surface topography may change in the future because of man-made construction and developments, it is important to use electronic markers to easily find underground cables and avoid them when future excavation is needed.

2. Fault Locators

This type of equipment is particularly useful for cables underground like power lines. It detects electrical signals from beneath the ground. Since many power lines are installed underground, this machine is important to ensure that the excavation will be safely carried out. Once an electrical line is hit during digging operations, it can cause injury to workers as well as interruption of power supply to affected communities.

3. Ground Penetrating Equipments

This type of machine uses high frequency to detect what’s beneath the surface of the area to be excavated. It comes with a listening device as well as other features that can tell other information about the objects buried in the ground. This machine can penetrate concrete slabs and asphalt and also has the capacity to tell the depth of the object identified.

Location agencies in Sydney use a variety of equipments to make sure they get the job done properly. There are other machines and devices used and the job at hand normally will dictate the type of machine to be used. There are also different kinds of transmitters used as underground cables locating machines like line transmitters, beacon transmitters to name just two.

The above three types of underground detection equipment are the more popular and effective ones used by experts in both industrial and home locating services. An expert service locator will know just what type of machine is needed to detect the presence of sub-surface installations like an underground cable so it is best to always consult them prior to the actual digging of the site for construction.


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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