Pipe & Cable Locators

Public utility systems play a major role in our lives. They provide our homes and workplaces with electric power, water, natural gas, phone and Internet connections, television, and more. Such systems are most commonly located underneath the surface, which makes them resistant to outside conditions or possible physical damage, but it also makes them hard to locate and manipulate if there is a necessity. It gets especially difficult in large crowded cities, where these utility grids stretch for dozens of miles and are located under layers of concrete. Some systems may be placed on top of others, which makes it even harder to find them. Special devices are required to locate them.

Cable and pipe locators can be useful in various situations and are utilized by public services and individuals all across the world. Mega Depot offers a selection of locating devices as well as all supplementary equipment. You will find the best products at the best prices on Mega Depot!

Pipe & Cable Locators

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Pipe and cable locators are specialized devices that are used to pinpoint utility networks, locate malfunctioning cables, or scan the area prior to digging or building on top. These gadgets are designed not only to find utility grids underground but also to tell them apart and be able to locate the desired cable among other cables and pipes that might cover it. The estimation of depth is also necessary. Cable and pipe locators are usually made up of two parts. The first is the transmitter. It emits a signal into the ground. It can adjust the electromagnetic field that it creates to have a specific frequency that will suit a certain type of conductor in the cable or the metal type of the pipe. The second part is the receiver. It picks up the field created around a pipe or cable and traces it along the way. There are three main methods used in locating utility networks. The first is called direct connection, and the name speaks for itself - the transmitter part is attached to the wire while the receiver tracks the underground part of it. If there is no way to attach to a cable, the second method is used, which is called inductive or general inductive. The transmitter is placed strictly above the cable. It has disadvantages, as there may be multiple cables interfering with the signal. The third method is called inductive coupling and requires the cable to be grounded.