The Radiodetection product range for locating underground pipes and cables is described. With the increasing use of 'no-dig' techniques in laying services, the equipment can be used for tracking or even steering moles as well as in avoidance of structures. The original Cable Avoiding Tool (CAT) meets basic needs and can be used with the Genny which transmits a distinctive signal. The RD400SL is the first in a new family of locators with a power output 10 times that of the Genny. More accurate positional information, over larger distances and at greater depths is possible and the equipment is lighter than the CAT. Depth information is instantaneous and automatic. Power and audio output are adjustable and a 'self-checking' system confirms that the equipment is functioning correctly. A range of accessories are available for the RD400SL including a submersible antenna and signal-emitting sondes. Also briefly described is the RD800, a sensing and transmitting sonde built into the boring tool and a dedicated surface receiver, a similar low cost alternative, the RD300 and sondes for use in airlines. (TRRL) (Author/TRRL)

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    Palladian Publications Limited

    14 Park Street
    Windsor, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
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  • Publication Date: 1990-9-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00623733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM