Get Precise Utility Locating With These 4 Electronic Tools

Get Precise Utility Locating With These 4 Electronic Tools

Hermann Sewerin GmbH SeCorrPhon AC 200

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Advanced electronic location tools combine the latest in acoustic technology, GPS precision and real-time data management to address the challenges of locating and diagnosing underground utility issues. The ability to pinpoint utility locations and conditions with survey-grade accuracy not only streamlines the maintenance process but also significantly reduces the risk of accidental damage during excavation. Check out some product options below.

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. 


InfoSense SL-RAT 
The Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT, from InfoSense is an acoustic inspection technology used to screen for blockages in small-diameter gravity sewers. It is a highly portable on-site assessment tool that utilizes transmissive acoustics to safely provide a very fast and low-cost understanding of blockage conditions. Hundreds of utilities around the world utilize the SL-RAT to rapidly screen collections systems and better deploy costly cleaning and CCTV resources. This technology offers real-time blockage assessments in 3 minutes or less with no flow contact. 


Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 RTK
The UtiliGuard 2 RTK receiver from Subsite Electronics was designed as a simple, easy-to-operate utility locating tool for operators locating, mapping and capturing underground utilities. It utilizes survey-grade technology and features dual-band antennas to provide operators with reliable positioning data with centimeter-grade accuracy. Its precision helps when locating abandoned and untracked utilities that are difficult to pinpoint. By quickly verifying the utilities installed, operators efficiently tailor bids to match a job site needs, as well as gain insight into the underground infrastructure to avoid cross bores during future projects. The receiver provides locate crews with integrated data capture, GPS positioning and an intuitive user interface to improve work quality and maximize locate awareness. By downloading the MyUtiliGuard application, operators simplify and streamline how they capture, map and share data. 


Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3 RTK-Pro 
The vLoc3 RTK-Pro utility locator from Vivax-Metrotech adds RTK GNSS accuracy. Using the internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator can connect to an NTRIP RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. By utilizing these corrections, the operator can collect both utility location data and the utility’s geographical location with survey-grade accuracy. All field data is sent to the cloud and retained in the receiver’s onboard storage for review and exporting to mapping programs. 



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