Kennards Hire Test & Measure has introduced a new service locator to
their expansive portfolio of specialist equipment.
Companies involved in excavation works can accidentally hit and puncture
underground services, which can instantly shut down a project site. Potential
consequences of such an incident include lost productivity, potential for
injury to personnel, and costly repairs, all of which can drastically reduce
profit margins on the job.
Kennards Hire Test & Measure offers a new range of service locators
designed to eliminate this risk by efficiently assisting project owners with underground
Leo De Sousa, Branch Manager of Kennards Hire Test & Measure East
Brisbane explains that the new service locator uses the latest in digital
signal processing to pinpoint the exact position, route and depth of pipes. The
service locator can detect, identify and trace specific sub-surface pipes and
cables reliably and accurately, even in the most congested areas and difficult
environments. The new pipe and cable locator is also capable of locating
smaller diameter (20mm) copper services.
Key features of Kennards Hire’s new service locators include lightweight
construction at just 2.6kg (including batteries); durable and robust design
ensuring onsite reliability and accuracy; range of operating frequencies and
adjustable power output for extreme versatility; and push button depth
measurement and signal current measurement functions allowing users of other
pipe detection equipment to easily adapt.
The service locator can also be used in conjunction with a traceable
copper rod to track PVC pipe, which is achieved by placing the rod through the
pipe and putting a frequency into the copper line, allowing it to be traced the
same as any other service. An A-Frame is also available as an accessory to find
sheath faults in power lines.
Kennards Hire’s new service locators are ideal for a diverse range of
industries including commercial and civil construction, electrical, plumbing
and telecommunications, and utilities services such as water and sewer
Kennards Hire Test & Measure offers an extensive range of highly
sensitive testing equipment including concrete cover meters, ultrasonic leak
detectors, vacuum test kits, hydrostatic test pumps, anchor testers and
non-invasive smoke machines in addition to several handheld devices.