Product Focus: Location and Leak Detection

Product Focus: Location and Leak Detection

Hermann Sewerin GmbH SeCorrPhon AC 200

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Hermann Sewerin GmbH SeCorrPhon AC 200

The SeCorrPhon AC 200 from Hermann Sewerin GmbH combines the characteristics of a correlator with acoustic water leak detection, meaning prelocation, pinpointing and correlation in one single system. It includes an easy-to-read measurement value display and automated filter selection. It is based on the tried and tested housing and hardware concept of the AQUAPHON A 200. Each is ideal for use for leak detection across all sections, materials, diameters and lengths of pipelines. Numerous additional functions are also available for complex location scenarios. 888-592-9916;

MyTana Locate and Leak Detect Package

MyTana’s Locate and Leak Detect Package includes the 512+ Locator, the LineFinder Transmitter and the LD40 Leak Detector. The locator detects 512 Hz signal from sondes and camera heads to help find the location of problems in most pipes. Partner with the LineFinder Transmitter to trace the paths of buried utilities like CATV cable, gas lines, telephone cables or fiber optic cables with sheath. Find water leaks by using the locator/transmitter combo to trace a water line, then use the LD40 to pinpoint where the leak is. Both the locator and the LD40 offer large displays with real-time visual and audio feedback to guide you. 800-328-8170;

RKI Instruments GX-2012

The GX-2012 from RKI Instruments monitors ppm LEL, and percent volume methane, oxygen and carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide. It includes three operating modes: normal, leak check and bar hole. Leak check mode includes a ppm leak detector that detects methane down to 100 ppm. Visual and audible pulses change with gas concentration. The carbon monoxide display in leak check mode is ideal for residential investigations. Barhole test mode is for underground leak checks. It includes vibration, visual and audible alarms, an automatic backlight during alarms, bump test and calibration reminder with lock out option, interchangeable lithium-ion or alkaline battery packs, alarm latching or non-latching, a high-impact, dust and water-resistant design, up to 600 hours of data-logging with alarm trends, on-demand data recording, and TWA and STEL readings with a lunch-break mode. 800-754-5165;


Radiodetection RD8200

Radiodetection’s RD8200 is the most advanced precision locator in its range, offering accurate and reliable location in the most challenging of situations as well as mapping. In addition, it is an all-industry locator — a versatile, high-quality solution that is suitable for a wide variety of locating tasks including TX transmitters and powerful signal generators, which enable accurate cable and pipe locating. 877-247-3797;

RapidView IBAK North America 3D GeoSense

Included in all IKAS Evolution bundles is a revolutionary system that gives you the power to map mainline and lateral pipelines with accuracy and speed. Starting from the mainline sewer, the 3D GeoSense sensor from RapidView IBAK North America tracks the movement of the camera as it travels through the lateral, capturing distance, position and depth in 3D space. The XYZ coordinates can be determined when the camera is moving both forward and backward, immediately providing the operator a real-life site plan with the width, length and elevation data of the lateral being inspected. This data can then be exported directly into all common sewer data formats and is compatible with other sewer software. The NANO, ORION, POLARIS and ORPHEUS 2.0 cameras all have the option of having the sensor installed. This powerful tool opens up options for acquiring and using positional data for underground utilities. 800-656-4225;

Schonstedt Instrument Locators

Schonstedt Instrument pipe and cable locators detect and trace the path and depth of metallic underground utilities, such as water and sewer pipes, and plastic pipes with tracer wire. Rex is a versatile, three-frequency locator, with a 5W transmitter, capable of detecting 512 Hz sondes. u-LOCATE comes with one or two active frequencies, a 1W transmitter and optional 512 Hz sonde capabilities, and is designed for users who aren’t locating frequently but need an inexpensive tool to ensure they are avoiding buried utilities before digging. 800-999-8280;

Sensors & Software LMX Ground Penetrating Radar

The LMX Ground Penetrating Radar system from Sensors & Software complements traditional pipe and cable locators by locating both metallic and nonmetallic utilities (PVC plastic and concrete pipes) and other buried structures (underground storage tanks, vaults, foundation walls and concrete pads). Designed and optimized for utility locating, systems make it easy to add GPR to an existing locating workflow. It simultaneously detects both shallow and deep targets and quickly displays the results on the display unit in the field. Results can be easily shared and integrated into CAD and GIS mapping solutions. 800-267-6013;

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2

The UtiliGuard 2 from Subsite Electronics provides locate crews with integrated data capture, GPS positioning and an intuitive user interface to improve work quality and maximize locate awareness. Operators get an in-depth understanding of locating activity by documenting locate accuracy and operations performance for more consistent results on job sites. The user interface offers simplified graphics that are easy and fast to interpret. Operators will notice an obvious change in screen layout when directly over a utility locate, providing positive confirmation. The graphics provide increased confidence, locate consistency and operational performance. The automatically captured data can be used by operators to quickly prove or track performance, compare with benchmarks and provide actionable outcomes to help increase quality and productivity while reducing cable strikes. In addition to data-logging capabilities, it is equipped with integrated GPS positioning, enabling crews to improve activity reporting. 800-846-2713;

Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3 RTK-Pro

The vLoc3 RTK-Pro receiver from Vivax-Metrotech includes real-time kinematic GNSS accuracy. Using the internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator can connect to a NTRIP RTK caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. By using these corrections, the operator can collect both utility location data along with the geographical location of the utility with survey-grade accuracy. It is designed for all operator levels with user-friendly and intuitive locate screens. Operators confirm the utility data with the press of a button and align the electronic spirit level to store the data. All field data is sent to the cloud and retained in the receiver’s onboard storage for review and exporting to external mapping programs. 800-446-3392;


Cherne Smoke Fluid

Cherne Smoke Fluid is a simple-to-use smoke testing system that produces thick, dense smoke to effectively identify inflow. Easy to pour and regulate, it is constructed with a Briggs and Stratton engine that has the ability to generate airflow up to 3,679 cfm. Built with virtually indefinite store life, it can be used with traditional smoke candles or liquid smoke. It is available for purchase in three size variations: 1- and 5-gallon totes and 55-gallon drums. 800-843-7584;

Hurco Technologies Power Smoker 2

The Power Smoker 2 from Hurco Technologies quickly locates leaks in new and existing plumbing systems. The machine is connected to a clean-out, and smoke is sent through the system to reveal any problem areas. The system uses LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested safe smoke that costs cents per minute to use and has an indefinite shelf life. When the test is complete, the smoke dissipates without leaving an odor or residue. 800-888-1436;

Superior Signal smoke generator

Smoke generators from Superior Signal locate sources of surface inflow resulting in wet-weather sanitary sewer overflows. A fast, inexpensive and easy way to find leaks and faults in collections systems, smoke candles provide visible smoke to detect more faults at longer distances and come in sizes to meet any need. Smoke candles, blowers and fluid systems for smoke testing are available. 800-945-8378;


Hawk Measurement CGR PoE Level Transmitter

The CGR PoE Level Transmitter from Hawk Measurement is a guided radar Power over Ethernet product that provides secure in-plant and remote monitoring, as well as remote sensor setup, diagnostics and troubleshooting abilities. If any troubleshooting is required, it will communicate to remote service technicians for offsite diagnostics, sensor health and reconfiguration, without the need to climb a tank or enter the facility. It can connect to an online portal, the HawkEye365, which can monitor multiple tanks worldwide in real time. This monitoring portal provides accessibility to critical data such as the ability to view volume, space, material height, historical trending, alarms and alerts, sensor setup and diagnostics. Plant-level operator screens are customized to the company’s specifications to include control room-level and operations-level interface screens. The graphical user interface is common throughout and permissions can be set for different tiers such as plant level, finance or executive level. 888-429-5538;

RIDGID Remote Transmitter

The RIDGID Remote Transmitter is a powerful, miniaturized transmitter that can be easily installed at the end of a fiberglass push cable, duct rod or sewer cable for fast, easy and accurate locating of underground pipe. Its small profile, 1 inch in diameter by 3 inches long, also allows it to be pushed into trouble spots. Transmitting a 512 Hz signal that can be picked up with any compatible locator, users are able to pinpoint its position underground in depths greater than 15 feet. The solid steel core unit is powered by AAA battery and has easy on/off activation with a blinking red LED light when in use. Abrasion resistant urethane plastic protects the electronics in the harshest environment and stainless steel wear ring provides longer life. It meets FCC Class B and EN 55022 Class B requirements. 800-474-3443;  


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