GUTERMANN PIPE & VALVE LOCATOR SOLUTIONS
Our range of pipe and valve locators are designed to be simple and intuitive to use and economical, and is therefore the ideal addition to any plumber’s and leak leakage operator’s equipment range.
MAGSCAN 100 - Ferrous Metal Locator
The MAGSCAN 100 detects the magnetic field of a ferromagnetic object. It responds to the difference in magnetic fields. This provides a stronger signal at the edge of the pipe, valve or cover enabling the operator to mark the shape of the object located. When tracing a ferrous pipe, the covered valve can be located as an increase in signal strength.
- Is effective at much deeper depths than your standard metal detector. The magnetic locator is capable of locating large items like pipes and tanks at depths of 3 meters.
- When a target is located within the vicinity of an electric cable drawing current the tone changes to a “warble” to alert the operator of the below ground hazard prior to excavation.
- 100mm Cast Iron Pipes can be located at depths down to 1.8 meters.
- Iron Valves can be located at depths down to 2 meters.
- Valve covers can be located at depths down to 600mm.
- Hydrant Covers can be located at depths down to 800mm.
- Steel drums can be located at depths down to 3 meters.
- Being a Magnetic Locator the MAGSCAN 100 detects the changes in magnetic field, this enables the operator to mark the shape of the item located, ie a round Sewer Cover, rectangular tank, rectangular hydrant cover or the valve on a pipeline.
- Only detecting Ferrous metals prevents the operator wasting time chasing non-ferrous metals when they are looking for steel pipe, fittings, covers and valves.
AQUATRACER 200 - Pipe and cable locator
Enjoy locating with the AquaTracer. It has all the essential features to reliably locate underground services. With the best frequencies for locating water pipes this locator has to be the first choice for water operators.
- Peak and null modes: The AquaTracer has the versatility to alternate between peak and null mode. Peak mode shows a greater signal strength when you are directly above the target. This is ideal for everyday locating. In congested networks the peak signal may become a little unsteady, in this instance the ability to switch to null mode will provide a more reliable result.
- Sonde mode: With an extensive array of inspection cameras and sondes in the market it is essential that there is compatibility between the sonde frequency and the pipe locator. The AquaTracer will locate sondes in 512Hz, 640Hz and 33KHz.
- Push button depth: Depth is displayed with a single button push. A triple antenna provides for increased reliability and accuracy. Depth accuracy is +/- 10%.
- Ergonomic receiver: A lightweight and well balanced receiver for comfortable operation. Signal strength is displayed numerically and as a shaded scale. A backlight makes night-work possible. Depth and current measurement are displayed simultaneously.
- Direct connection: The direct connect leads enable the operator to transmit the greatest signal onto their target. With a resistance check and signal output check on the transmitter the operator has confidence they have a good signal before they start locating. With a choice of high, medium and low power output from the transmitter the operator can select the right level to ensure the area is not saturated with signal.
- Superior impedance matching: With superior impedance matching the transmitter output is boosted. Our 1 Watt transmitter can outperform a 5 Watt transmitter and our 5 Watt transmitter can outperform a 10 Watt transmitter. Low powered transmitters are more economical on battery consumption. With a low powered transmitter you are less likely to locate with excess power, which can become confusing when your signal bleeds off onto other services.
- Extensive selection of frequencies: 82KHz is the best frequency to locate cast iron water mains with rubber ring joints; 1KHz is the best frequency for locating copper service connections and welded steel pipes (trunk mains); 9.8KHz and 33KHz are the best frequencies for general locating including telecommunications and power cables; 145 KHz is the best frequency to bleed off onto all services when performing a pre-excavation check.