Spotlight: Pipe & Cable Locating Equipment

July 2011, Vol. 66 No. 7
MALA's Easy Locator.

Sensit Technologies
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A new technology with the promise to provide accurate location data about buried pipe has been licensed to Sensit Technologies. This technology, developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI), is expected to save the industry millions of dollars by helping to reduce the potential for damage to buried pipes and the resulting incidents that can create customer outages. The handheld technology has been demonstrated to detect and locate small-diameter plastic pipes to depths of up to five feet and has been tested for the most common ground conditions, including concrete, tar, grass, and dirt. The buried pipe can be detected in most soil conditions. 219.465.2733,

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A rechargeable battery pack is now available for Radiodetection’s Precision Cable & Pipe Locator ranges. The new pack, compatible with all RD5000, RD7000+ and RD8000 models, offers both operational flexibility and improved cost-of-ownership to locating professionals. Operators won’t need to replace, manage and recycle alkaline batteries, reducing the associated costs, workload and environmental burden. With a run-time equivalent to the best alkaline batteries at normal operating temperatures, and significantly improved in cold temperatures where alkaline batteries can struggle, the rechargeable pack can be fully charged in only three hours and topped-up or charged on the move from vehicle lighter sockets with the optional DC charger. The battery pack also can be specified as an option when ordering Radiodetection’s RD5000WL, RD7000+ or RD8000 precision cable and pipe locator kits. 626.796.6637,

Pipehorn Utility
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