Radiodetection RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator


The RD500 is a low cost, effective yet easy to use instrument for locating and tracing buried plastic and/or concrete water pipes over distances of up to 150m/yds from the point of application. The locator works in two parts: the TransOnde Transmitter (which is fitted to a fire hydrant, meter base or tap and applies a distinctive wave signal along the pipe) and the hand-held Receiver (which traces buried pipe away from the TransOnde by using the seismic sensor in the receiver to detect the amplified signal). It gives its best performance locating a single pipe running under grass, soil or pavement with water pressure between 30 psi/2 bar and 75 psi/5 bar and adequate flow. Locating may be reduced when the pipe runs under pavement or concrete, goes into a tee or joins a larger pipe since the the TransOnde pressure wave signal gets dissipated, split or spread over a wider area. Read more about the RD500 here…

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