STLOC 5 Pathfinder Pipe Cable locator from Rycom Instruments USA based on SAF technology is a high precision pipe & cable locator designed to provide the operators capability to perform:
- Route tracing of medium to Long distance Cable or Pipe Routes, with high accuracy.
- Route tracing & measure depth of cables or pipes at relatively high depth, typical of HDD installations.
- Perform route tracing of armoured optical ﬁber cables – Fast !
- Detect buried energised power cables. Detect a variety of buried metallic pipes & unenergized power cables, prior excavation. The Pathﬁnder is one of the most versatile & powerful pipe & cable route tracing locating equipment for the telecom, oil/gas, water & power sectors.
The Pathfinder 5-Watt Max Output Power Or 5-Watt transmitter is utilized for medium distance tracing.5-Watt transmitter when used with the Pathfinder Receiver provides the operator with the capability to perform medium distance tracing ranging up to 20 kms or even higher depending on cable type(attenuation) and transmitter option chosen and measure depth of utility. A higher power transmitter should ideally be opted in case utilities being traced are at depths of 5 meters or higher.
High Power Output function (HPO): Power Boost in the HPO Setting, Max voltage can be increased to 130 Volts.
10 Level Output Signal control: The transmitter allows the operator to cycle the Output Signal through 5 selections on the standard power setting and 5 selections on the HPO setting.
Signal Application Techniques: The Pathfinder Transmitters can be used to apply signature frequency to utility through following methods:
Direct connection: is the most efficient method to trace utilities. Direct connection method allows specific cables or pipes to be individually traced, identified and their depth measured with accuracy. Signal from the Transmitter is applied using direct connection leads at an access point. Direct connection method allows any of the transmitter frequencies to be injected into the metallic utility for pipe or cable route tracing.
|Induction: provides the capability to induce a detectable and traceable signal to a utility where direct connection is not possible and to apply signal to previously unknown or inaccessible metallic utility, by placing the transmitter on the ground at a possible location of utility. This allows Blind search of utilities and significantly increases capability to locate or trace buried metallic utilities.|
Induction Signal Clamp: is used to apply a signal to an armored cable such as armored optical fiber cable, JFTC when a direct connection to utility is inconvenient or when it is not possible to interrupt services. The signal clamp can be conveniently clamped around the cable to induce a signal into the utility – Signal couplers are available in 2 options: 4” Universal Hard Signal Clamp (Coupler) offered as default that allows coupling signal from transmitter at any chosen frequency to most utilities. Also available is the 7” Flexi Coupler that allows looping the flexible clamp onto larger utilities – the 7”flexi coupler is frequency specific and allows 85Hz & 82kHz signal to be applied.