Underground detectors have been used for many decades to locate sites such as water deposits or gas pipelines, but their usage is now gradually becoming diverse. Most optic fiber and phone signal cables are now placed below ground level so that they have minimum chances of being affected by the surrounding weather conditions and also enhance the aesthetic appeal of the area by getting rid of all the tangled wires. Problem-stricken wiring can be hard to detect, especially when there is a large number of other utilities in the close proximity. In most cases, electromagnetic signals are injected into the target cable which enables the excavators to know about the exact placement of that cable network.
The transmitters and receivers being used in the detection process should have high level of sensitivity because high variation of depths of various utilities in concerned. A particular landline cable might be placed 8 inches below the ground while the gas lines might be much closer to the upper surface, which can cause disruption in the process of receiving magnetic signals. Orbital-Underground-Service-Location Brisbane can provide you high quality underground detection services for all types of utilities whether it is located in major cities or other regional areas.
If the excavation site is not expected to have large bunches of wire or pipe connections, then you can use a single frequency locator. The high frequency produced by these devices makes them an unsuitable choice for congested sites where the presence of good conductors is found in abundance. If the material of the cables is different in your excavated site, then you should use a multi-frequency locator which can be synchronized to detect specific types of utilities. Select a type of underground locator that best fits your excavation needs.