utility location & GPR equipment


Systems for Location

Avoiding cable damage through high precison locating is very easy with our portfolio of equipment. Starting with a magnetometer for locating hidden objects, over a precise one-channel receiver, up to a multi-channel receiver for locating water and gas pipes, telecommunication or power cables and other voltage-carrying or metallic supply lines. Not forgetting our Ground Penetrating Radar units.


The detection and mapping of buried utilities is a major application area for GPR. Using radio waves, GPR offers a rapid way to accurately locate metallic and non-metallic utilities as well as other ancillary targets such as underground storage tanks, splice pits and buried manholes. GPR complements traditional electromagnetic (EM) methods of pipe and cable locating by providing a complete underground picture. 

The LMX100™ system provides an excellent example of a GPR system optimized for utility locating. The collapsible cart is constructed of tough non-metallic fiberglass components and features large diameter wheels and a highly-visible data display. The system is designed for easy shipping and storage. Set-up time from arrival on site to the start of data collection takes less than two minutes.

The LMX 200, the premier utility tool in the market today. The new and breakthrough Dynamic target enhancement technology, DynaT, acts like 3 GPR’s in one. DynaT optimizes views of small, medium and large targets.

The Noggin is a complete Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems crafted into a single package providing high performance and ease-of-use. The Noggin can be used in locate and mark mode or in survey and map mode. The survey and map mode allows an area to be surveyed in a grid pattern and displayed on a PC in 3D or in depth slices. System can also be integrated with GPS systems.

FINDAR® uses ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology to enable law enforcement to quickly and effectively search for evidence buried under the ground. The advantage of GPR compared to other commonly-used subsurface search technologies, such as metal detectors, is its ability to detect both metallic and non-metallic objects.

GPR is now widely used for assessing the interior of concrete structures. When cutting and coring for renovation and repair, avoiding reinforcing, post-tension cables and embedded conduits is a priority. GPR can sense both metallic and non-metallic features making it a versatile imaging tool.

EKKO_Project is the flagship solution for users requiring full GPR project data management. EKKO_Project provides a family of processing and analysis modules software in an integrated user environment. In addition, a range of application-specific software like ConquestView and IcePicker support individual user needs.


Electromagnetic location is one of the most cost effective and accurate location techniques. A signal generator is used to create a signal on the pipe or cable which can then be located and pinpointed with a locator receiver.

The UtiliTrac sets new standards in locating underground pipes and cables. Ist ergonomic design and intuitive trigger controlled functions ensure comfortable and effortless work even when used over the full working day.

When it comes to locating underground pipes and cables, precision is key. The more precise the measurement, the lower the risk of digging up the wrong spot. Performance, practical handling and simple operation are just as important for fast and efficient work.

If you’re looking for a precise, reliable and versatile pipe locating device, the UT 830 is the one for you – no matter where you’re working or how difficult the conditions, the 83 kHz frequency is perfect for actively locating underground gas and water pipes.


Locating manhole covers and valve boxes that might have been covered over during roadworks or construction projects is easy if you have the right equipment. Our advanced metal detectors and magnetometers have been optimised for locating lost cast iron manhole covers and valve boxes.

Plastic pipes with water under pressure require a different location technique using a ‘thumper’ and listening stick. The ‘thumper’ creates a distinctive pressure wave in the water in the pipe which can be traced with a reasonable degree of accuracy using an electronically amplified listening instrument.

Locating non metallic (PVC, ferro cement) and metallic pipes using acoustics.

To locate and trace plastic and non metallic pipes Sewerin developed the System Combiphon® which utilises acoustics as the detection principle.

The FerroTec FT10 is Sewerin’s newest magnetometer based instrument for locating lost manhole covers and valves. It uses changes in the earth’s magnetic field to detect large ferrous metal objects even when buried several meters underground.

The M130 valve box locator detects at depth and is not sensitive to surface metals, moisture or fluctuations in temperature. One button operation makes it easier to use the device; continuous readjustment is not necessary. Specific electronics reduce faulty readings due to crown caps, beverage cans or other small metal components.


Using compressed air pulsing at ultrasonic speed and a compressor powered venturi vacuum it is possible to quickly and efficiently excavate around sensitive pipes and cable equipment without risk of damage.

The Air-Spade is the perfect tool for digging where there is potential for damage to buried pipes or cables using conventional excavation techniques. With Air-Spade extremely precise excavation is possible at an unprecedented speed.

The Air-Vac Truck/Trailer vacuum unit is designed to be mounted on the back of a truck or trailer. Excavated dirt is collected in the drum and can be easily emptied for backfilling or can be transported to a suitable dumping site.


Smoke generators create a non-toxic smoke cloud that is useful when looking for leaks in sewers and storm-water drains.

Also called a thermohygrometer, hygrometer or humidity meter - measures humidity and material moisture reliably, quickly and precisely.

Fluorescent dyes are compounds designed to glow in the presence of an ultraviolet light source

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