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 service detection.

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 maintenance works.

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.