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  • Locating Pipes Accurately with Precise Technology

Locating Pipes Accurately with Precise Technology

Apr 24 2014 Read 721 Times

When it comes to operating and maintaining pipe and cable networks, the documentation about their location is sometimes incomplete. And it is not just in the urban environment where pipes run under streets, squares and pavements, but also under undeveloped land. Precise knowledge about the position of each pipe reduces the level of maintenance required and reliably avoids probing or excavation at the wrong site. The products available from SEWERIN (Germany) for locating pipework offer comprehensive solutions for different situations.

The centrepiece of SEWERIN’s pipe and cable detection range is the new UT 9000, while the UT 830 is a recent addition to its product portfolio. Both devices are characterised by an entirely new, ergonomic design and numerous technical features that make work significantly easier for users.

The magical UtiliTrac with its folding housing and generator incorporated in the case delivers yet another space-saving solution.

SEWERIN’s glass fibre probe systems, which are used with both the UT 9000 and the UtiliTrac, allow non-metallic pipes to be detected in gas, water and wastewater networks. This extensive range of devices satisfies the requirements of many different users in a range of markets.

The UT 9000 stands out with its innovative technology. Carefully balanced, lightweight yet sturdy: these are demands the UT 9000 fulfils with ease. It also impresses with a high-resolution display that is plainly legible even in strong sunshine, and cleverly structured, easily understandable menu navigation designed for intuitive usage.

Boasting over 70 frequencies, the UT 9000 is one of the most versatile pipe location devices on the market. Offering the unique option of scanning the ambient frequencies present before energising a pipe, the UT 9000 helps users with selecting the right frequency. Undesirable interference fields are successfully suppressed, avoiding the detection of pipes which have been unintentionally energised at the same time.

Wireless communication between the receiver and generator allows the transmitting power and frequencies to be adapted for optimum detection. Equipped with one of the most powerful generators, the UT 9000 is ideal when locating very long pipe sections.

Operators of cable networks and their maintenance technicians will also quickly appreciate the benefits of the UT 9000. This device is not just designed for locating pipes but is also suitable when trying to locate cable faults.

With a detection frequency of 83 kHz, the UT 830 allows pipework to be pinpointed beyond insulated connection points. This means it is ideal for detecting buried gas and water pipes. Fully automatic depth measurement ensures an accurate overview of pipe positions. With the UT 830 detecting main pipes or branches is child’s play. The option of passive locating of power and CPS lines also makes it an ideal tool in the construction sector.

Training times are slashed as the UT 830 is so simple to operate. The operating concept is highly intuitive even for less experienced users. The fast, reliable display of directional arrows above the pipe to be located is unique.Another special feature is the PEAK function. At the touch of a button this function hides all surrounding pipework additionally energised due to the high frequency.

The UtiliTrac R1XX (see image) has already been setting standards in pipe and cable detection for many years. This folding device shows the user the position of the pipe to be located in 3D. The case also houses the generator. Weighing in all less than 7 kg, the UtiliTrac is perfect for every user detecting pipe or cable networks whether in the field or on building sites.

SEWERIN will be displaying its new wide-ranging pipe location programme in detail at IFAT. Anyone interested in its range can make an appointment with a SEWERIN sales engineer ahead of the event.

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