Opera Duo’s software is designed to operate directly on site.
The interface is intuitive, with big buttons which are easy to touch directly with fingers or the pen that comes with tablets. The main window shows a radargram of the two antennas and a geo-referenced map that can be used with GPS and an internet connection.
The software is able to import and navigate maps such as Google Maps, jpg images and lots of other formats. The new assisted acquisition mode guides the user to acquire data in a grid pattern in order to obtain GPR 3D imaging.
The software is able to export a survey report including extracted maps and targets. The targets reported can be exported in a CAD output format directly in the field.
Every project can be exported as a report.
The report includes major information including an overall map of the area, the detected targets along with their coordinates and a general description of the GPR etc.
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August 22 2014 01:34:00
Mapping of Underground Utilities
As built maps of utilities are made in reference to specific points, which become null and void as the civic layout changes. Most times, such maps do not even exist.
The utilities are often confronted with the task of ensuring expansion of buried services, without knowing the locations or routes of their utility assets. The contractor is bestowed the responsibility to execute the work of new installation of cables or pipes or even over ground structures such as fly over’s, freeways or buildings without damaging existing buried cable and pipe utility services.
The task faced by the contractor (or the user i.e the utility itself) is applicable to all types of utilities and especially buried utilities such as water pipes, sewer pipes, power cables etc. The onus of avoidance of buried utilities is of the contractor.
Many a contractor recognize that they are faced with the task of mapping
Why is datalogging important in buried pipe & cable locators.
While the cable pipe detector such as the CSCOPE DXL2 cable avoidance tool are thoroughbred professional tools for detecting cables & pipes
which are built to perform, if there is a cable cut, the subject will come down to :
1. Was the cable avoidance tool used at all before the digging was initiated.
2. The second question would be - If yes, which modes was it utilized in ; i.e was only the power mode utilized for detecting energized power cables, or was the all scan mode used to detect all utilities in one sweep.
3. Third question, were the right gain settings utilized.
While the use of the product is child's play for an experienced operator, it is the first chapter of a boo for a new or inexperienced or untrained operator.
Data logging allows the supervisor or the manager to know :
Whether the equipment was utilized at all.
When is a ground penetrating radar beneficial in locating of underground pipes & cable utilities ?
The task of Locating underground utilities can be bifurcated into two deliverable:
1.Detection of underground utilities
2.Mapping of underground utilities
If we take“a”this can be further subdivided into:
1. Detection of metallic cables & pipes, whether energized current carrying utilities or non energized utilities such as signaling cables, metallic pipes etc.
2. Detection of DI pipes, metallic manholes etc.
3. Non metallic HDPE telecom pipes, fiberglass manholes, etc.
Underground cable & pipe utility locating requires the use a combination of various equipment’s and techniques which need to be chosen based on desired deliverables and then correctly employed to obtain the desired results.
If the answer is “i”, an operator with basic training on usage of the ever dependable CSCOPE DXL2 Cable avoidance tool or CAT33XD Cable avoidance tool, can do the job blindfolded.
If the answer is “ii”, an additional metal detector &/or magnetic locator is required.
If the answer is “iii”. The use of a