ground penetrating radar

The market for utility locating equipment and ground penetrating radar is evolving. The process of underground utility location, identification and labeling is necessary to increase safety and reduce the risk of accidently  damaging buried assets.

The traditional way to locate a buried utility is with an electro-magnetic locator but the difficulty with this technology is that in order to locate an asset underground either the utility being located, or the conduit carrying that utility, must be conductive, i.e. carrying an electrical signal or an electrical signal must be introduced to the utility with a range of accessories.

Meet the Leica DS2000 GPR, primarily developed to better understand what’s going on underground. Ground penetrating radar is capable of detecting all buried utilities including non-conductive pipes and fibre optics.

Why is Leica DS2000 GPR A Better Choice?

  • Detects metallic and non-metallic utilities.
  • Detects deep and shallow targets simultaneously with the dual-frequency antenna.
  • Combines superior detection and precision positioning technology.
  • Rugged design allows it to effortlessly manoeuvre around rough terrain.
  • Easily collect and understand data with the powerful software and cloud connectivity.
  • Be protected with the strongest warranty – PROTECT by Leica Geosystems     

GPR Technology  
Nowadays there is increasing interest from specialist application areas including asset mapping, mining and civil engineering projects looking for detection solutions using GPR location technology.

For many operators the interpretation of the classic output radargram display has been a challenge, requiring a trained operator to deliver good interpretation and utility line identification.  Post processing software, however, can significantly simplify this interpretation and is making the technology easier for new users to adopt.

Within the industry, there is significant demand for easy to use, reliable products that deliver dependable outcomes. Workflows have become multi-skilled and technology integration is key.

The advantage of the Leica DS2000 Ground Penetrating Radar is that the utility survey can be done in the field in real time while you are collecting the raw data and, identifying pipes. Users can send the information to the cloud saving time and ultimately increasing efficiency.

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