Underground Utility Mapping

 

Buried Utilities represent a major hazard to construction workers throughout the world. Most modern public utility systems are run underground for convenience and aesthetics. Before digging, local authority often require that the underground services are properly mapped and plan are approved to reduce damage and improve safety during excavation. 

Because of the many different types of materials that go into the underground, various ways of locating these services are used to ensure effectiveness during mapping work. Methods commonly used are combination of electromagnetic pipe cable locator and ground penetrating radar system. 

 

Electromagnetic Pipe Cable Locator

 

For metal pipes and cables, this is often done with electromagnetic equipment consisting of a transmitter and a receiver.  This is the most efficient method to locate cable and metallic pipes. 

 

Radiodetection have a comprehensive range of Cable Avoidance Tools helping professionals to drive best locating practice, to reduce the number of cable strikes, and to dig more safely.

Building on over 40 year's experience, C.A.T4 and Genny4 comprise Radiodetection’s most advanced CAT and Genny system to date, designed to deliver optimal performance, higher levels of safety, advanced features and at competitive cost of ownership. The Genny4 generates signals simultaneously in two frequencies, and the C.A.T4 detects these two frequencies simultaneously to give greater assurance in finding all buried services without adding complexity for users.

For advance user, the precision locate range is designed to provide the best locate performance for damage prevention professionals working in all industries and utilities. 

The Precision Locate range comprises three locator families: the fully featured, multifunctional, RD8100™ locators, the utility-specific RD7100™+ range and the single frequency RD5000™WL kit.
 
The TX range is designed to meet the demands of tracing utilites and have a wide selectable range of transmitters, from TX1, TX5 and TX10 with iLOC option.  The transmitter range is designed to meet the demands of tracing utilities through today's complex underground infrastructure. 
 
Check out for more information on locator range available here.

 

 

Ground Penetrating Radar                                       

 
For buried non-metallic utility such as plastic, concrete, fibre optic etc. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is the best non-intrusive method available currently.
 
MALÅ Easy Locator HDR Pro (EL HDR Pro) builds on its industry-leading reputation for speed, ease-of-use and data delivery. It is the standard tool of choice for locating buried infrastructure.
 
MALÅ EL HDR Pro offers one of the most cost-effective ways of obtaining precise and reliable information about the location and depth of buried objects such as pipes, cables and other utilities.
 
In its latest form, the unit is faster, more powerful and even easier to use, thanks to a simplified user interface. The all-in-one unit is ruggedly constructed and easy to transport.
 
No other GPR technology offers this level of capability and data clarity at such competitive price levels.
 
 
Visualization Software

 

MALÅ Object Mapper is an easy-to-use visualization software for processing, analysis and interpretation of utility detection GPR data acquired by MALÅ systems – including MALÅ Easy Locator Pro WideRange.

The Object Mapper is appreciated by its users for its simplicity and effectiveness to deliver results. The new version – Object Mapper 2018 – has several enhanced features including support of online maps. The software supports both Object Mapper GPS projects and Baseline projects, which means that a GPS project is utilizing positioning coordinates from a GPS receiver and a Baseline project acquires coordinate points with reference to a physical Baseline drawn up at site.

Data collected can be exported CAD/GIS software through DXF. Support online Google Maps.

Check out for more information on GPR range available here.