INSPECTION AND DETECTION FOR PIPES AND DUCTS BOTH GRAVITY AND PRESSURE.
Application – what it does/is used for [or chart showing suitable for/not suitable for]
There are many instances in the crowded underground environment where services, either operational or abandoned, are not known about or shown on any existing subsurface maps. The systems described here are those that may be utilised to locate and map these buried services to update existing plans or as a safety check before any excavation works or other activities are undertaken.
Any unknown utility or services may be a significant safety hazard for excavation or underground works. Detection of those utilities enables engineers and planners to use current and up to date information on the positions of existing services in three dimensions to understand how they interact with each other and may interact with any planned new works. This allows planning to avoid conflicts. This minimises the potential for accidental damage, minimises extraneous costs or service outages and maximises operator safety and service security for the network owner and the end-user.