Here at Orbital Underground Service Location, we are so confident in the equipment we use, that we provide the same locating equipment to the locating industry. SPX, through their subsidiary business Radiodetection, is the manufacturer of equipment designed to provide the best locate performance for damage prevention professionals working in all industries and utilities.
We supply equipment for contractors who need to find minor infrastructure at residential properties, such as plumbers and electricians tracing sewer and drainage pipes or minor electrical circuits. We also cater to professional locators or those seeking to become Dial Before You Dig Certified locators.
We supply the Precision Locate range of underground utility locators that comprises: the fully-featured, multi-function RD8100 cable and pipe locator; the utility-specific RD7100 locator, the innovative RD7000M and RD8000M locators that combine the ability to find buried Markers with finding underground cables and pipes; and the single-frequency RD5000WL pipe locator for the water and gas industries. These locators must be used with our signal transmitters, TX-1, TX-5 and TX-10, to achieve full performance. Plastic pipes, frequently used to carry water or gas, can be found by using our range of transmitting sondes.
Ground Penetrating Radar
GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) systems enable operators to detect underground utilities, particularly non-conductive pipes and ducts, using high-frequency Radar. When locating underground utilities, GPR can be a valuable complement to electromagnetic cable and pipe locators.
Radiodetection’s RD1100™ and RD1500™ innovative GPR systems both use ultra-wideband 250MHz, specifically chosen for effective utility locating. Their GPR products feature internal GPS and high-resolution touch screens. For connectivity and ease of reporting, both offer onboard Wi-Fi and a USB port. Additionally, the RD1500 allows users to create depth slices and review their locate path on screen while on site, and selectively enhance shallow/small, medium depth/size, or deep/large targets using the proprietary FrequenSee™ technology.
Another SPX business, Pearpoint, manufactures a range of products designed for pipeline inspection and they are used for municipal, industrial, manufacturing, petrochemical and residential applications. Pearpoint’s fully modular commercial range, designed to work in the treacherous terrain of active foul water sewers, delivers centred pipeline inspection capabilities from 1¼” / 32mm pipes up to 60” / 1500mm main drains.
TrainingWe also provide complimentary training for the equipment we supply because there’s no point in investing in the best equipment but not being able to use it to its full potential.
For those wanting to become Dial Before You Dig Certified, we can advise you of what equipment you need and assist with passing the practical examination!