Metal Pipes Tracing
Before starting the design, construction and exploration works, it is necessary to receive credible information about underground utilities location. However, even if schemes are provided by municipal services, it is necessary to clarify them each time before any excavation work. This can help to avoid damage of underground utilities and their prolonged and costly repairs. Metal detectors can help to detect the presence of metal objects in the ground, while to determine utilities location and depth the devices for underground utilities search – pipe and cable locators – are used. With these devices it is possible to determine exact location, direction, depth, as well as possible defects of utilities (damage of pipelines insulation, breaks of power cables).
As the principle of device operation is based on detection of electromagnetic field defined by the current conductor, the conduction of diagnostics of underground utility in question requires searching equipment set consisting of pipeline locating generator and universal receiver. Additionally, special accessories to connect generator to the utilities are needed.
Determination of utilities depth before cutting them