Focus: Pipeline Inspection, Location and Leak Detection — Electronic Pipe Location

Focus: Pipeline Inspection, Location and Leak Detection — Electronic Pipe Location
The 512-hertz FB-R2012 wireless digital locator from Forbest Products.

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Know what's below you or don't break ground. It's a simple concept, but it's not always a simple task. Good locating equipment is invaluable, and the following tools will give you better vision below ground.

Forbest Products FB-R2012 
The 512-hertz FB-R2012 wireless digital locator from Forbest Products can detect buried water pipes, sewer lines and other pipelines. It can be used in normal or noise-control modes for different application environments. Noise control is chosen when there is interference. A shift button enables sensitivity grade conversion between near and far for locating and pinpointing the location and depth of the transmitter. On-screen status indicates the signal strength of 15 levels and battery volume. The lightweight hand-held locator is powered with six AA batteries and comes with retractable poles that make it easy to carry. 650/757-4786;

McLaughlin Group Verifier G2
The Verifier G2 from McLaughlin Group uses smart transmitter technology along with noise reduction to achieve accuracy in utility line location and depth calculation. It has peak and null locating modes, four active frequencies, depth estimate readout and current measurement index, passive radio search, increased depth capacity to 30 feet and a weatherproof receiver. 800/435-9340;

RIDGID SeekTech SR-24
The RIDGID SeekTech SR-24 Line Locator streamlines the creation of accurate maps of underground utilities in order to protect critical assets. Using integrated Bluetooth communications, it transmits locating data to a third-party survey grade GPS or a mobile device. Data logging capabilities allow recording GPS and locating data to an onboard microSD card. In addition to OmniSeek passive locating capabilities, it can be programmed to detect any active frequency from 10 Hz to 35 kHz. 800/769-7743;

Schonstedt Instrument Company XTpc+
The XTpc+ multi-frequency pipe and cable locator from Schonstedt Instrument Company has a lightweight, compact receiver and 5-watt transmitter. The receiver operates at 512 Hz, 33 kHz and 82 kHz, with passive detection at 50/60 Hz and sonde detection at 512 Hz. It is powered up to 12 hours by a single 9-volt alkaline battery. It operates at a maximum depth of 19 feet in temperatures of -4 to 140 degrees F. The transmitter is powered by a rechargeable 12-volt NiMH battery pack that operates up to eight hours. It has a backlit white LED array and ambient light sensing. 800/999-8280;

SubSurface Instruments all-material locators
AML PRO and AML+ all-material locators from SubSurface Instruments use ultra-high radio frequencies to find differences in subsurface densities to locate PVC and PE pipes and nearly any other subsurface object that has an edge. They can locate subsurface materials indiscriminately, including plastic, metal, wood and cable. They work in clay, wet soil, snow or standing water. They have a lightweight and durable ABS housing, advanced microprocessor intelligence technology, USB and headphone connectivity, and a high range of sensitivity levels to eliminate any unwanted and inaccurate readings. 855/422-6346;


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