Utility cable and pipe locator

Utility cable
and pipe locator
Ergonomic
design
Light weight, with
high contrast LCD
display providing
clear information in
any light condition.
Centros™
eCAL™
Improves the accuracy
and repeatability
of measurements
delivering
unprecedented
responsiveness in
the field.
Validate your RD7000
against its original
factory calibration
using your own PC.
Peak distance
arrows
Quickly guide the
operator to the
target’s center axis
using proportional
arrows and sound.
Delivering fast, accurate, reliable and repeatable locate
information for all utilities.
Locating specific pipes and cables in large underground networks is becoming increasingly complex.
Ground distortion effects, caused by differing soil types and proximity to other conductors, make the
operator’s job more difficult and time-consuming. The most important requirements for a locator under
these circumstances are ease of use, accuracy and reliability. Radiodetection’s RD7000 addresses this
need with several groundbreaking features that deliver accurate, reliable and repeatable measurements.
The new RD7000 range of locators are powerful successors to
the industry standard RD4000 SL, TL, PL and DL family. RD7000
delivers exceptional performance in areas of interference.
Ergonomics: The RD7000 is ergonomically designed to
deliver a superior performing locator that provides the user with
a light weight, energy efficient and exceptionally well balanced
tool. The RD7000 is 28% lighter than the industry standard
RD4000, which encourages extended use. Despite its weight
and form, the RD7000 retains the environmental durability
associated with an IP54 rating, meaning you can operate it in
almost any environment. The receiver and transmitter feature a
large, high contrast, backlit LCD screen that provides the user
with clear information in any light conditions. The intuitive and
responsive interface is designed so the operator can access any
feature with ease. The keypad uses a self explanatory icon set
that is consistent on both the transmitter and the receiver.
Centros™: For 30 years Radiodetection has
revolutionized cable locator design with over
50 software and hardware patents as part of
our commitment to product improvement. This
research has developed into a single entity called Centros™.
Centros™ combines new and innovative algorithms with
established software on a high-performance processor
core. Centros™ improves the accuracy and repeatability of
measurements and delivers unprecedented responsiveness in
the field. Centros™ delivers powerful signal filtering and analysis
allowing continued operation even in the most electrically noisy
environments. Centros™ provides our customers with the most
powerful measurement engine of any cable and pipe locator.
eCAL™: is a novel Radiodetection technique that allows the
operator to validate the original factory calibration of the
RD7000. This means the operator has confidence that the
locator continues to meet its factory calibration. eCAL can issue
and print a validation certificate without needing to return the
RD7000 to a service center.
Peak Distance Arrows: is an intuitive tool that guides an
operator to the central axis of the pipe or cable by presenting
dynamic left and right arrows and differentiated audio tones.
The longer the arrow, the further the distance from target.
Radiodetection also introduces a new transmitter range. Three
models, providing 1, 3 and 10 Watt outputs, use a patented
system architecture and amplifier housed in a robust case. They
have programmable direct connect and induction frequencies
up to 200kHz. Each Tx delivers a constant current across
the entire spectrum and has a high voltage mode for high
impedance environments.
Additional features
nPower
and Radio passive
modes
n50Hz to 200kHz frequency
range
nNull (dependent on model)
nReal sound
nTruDepth™
nStrikeAlert™
nDepth on power (dependent
on model)
nFault Find (dependent on
model)
nDynamic
overload protection
(dependent on model)
nAutogain with manual control
nSelectable 50/60Hz
nSelectable metric/imperial
nSelectable language
nSelectable battery type
nSelectable frequency and
function set
nAll settings saved on
power down
nCompatible with the full
range of RD4000 accessories
High contrast LCD with auto-backlight
operates from -20 to +60° Celsius (-4
to 140° F)
Splash-proof keypad
Intuitive on-screen menus
make the RD7000 easy to
setup and provide easy
access to advanced features
Choice of NiMH or alkaline
LR20 batteries (D-Cells)
Accessory connections
Heaphone connection
High visibility reflective
safety arrows
Ergonomic robust ABS case
High contrast LCD with auto-backlight
operates from -20 to +60° Celsius
(-4 to 140° F)
Splash-proof keypad
Ergonomic
robust ABS case
Base tray for accessories
Application
specific
products
SL, DL, TL and PL
for construction, gas,
water, sewer, telecoms
and power industries.
Sonde
detection
Enables pipe location
at depths of up to
18 meters.
TruDepth™
StrikeAlert™
Indicates depth only
when the locator is
positioned correctly
above the target for
the most accurate
reading.
Alerts the operator
to the presence
of shallow power
cables.
The RD7000SL range has the
following features:
Construction Industry
RD7000SL
A broad range of standard active frequencies and rugged construction make
the RD7000SL a reliable and versatile locator.
Power ✔
Radio
✔
8kHz
✔
The entry-level product from Radiodetection is aimed at technicians who want an accurate
locator that is simple to operate.
33kHz
✔
65kHz
✔
83kHz
✔
TruDepth™
✔
The RD7000SL has four active and two passive frequencies that cover the majority of locating
tasks. The user can quickly and accurately locate the pipe or cable using peak/distance
arrows (with dynamic audio to indicate the user’s location relative to the cable).
With a lightweight receiver, low power consumption and a durable case with high contrast
display, the technician can use the RD7000SL all day in all weather and light conditions.
Model No.
RD7000SL
Peak/Distance arrows ✔
StrikeAlert™
✔
Centros™
✔
eCAL™
✔
The RD7000DL range has the
following features:
Water Industry
RD7000DL
Model No.
RD7000DL
For contract technicians working in pipe location and inspection,
from sewers to maritime boilers, to petrochemical plants.
Power ✔
Radio
✔
LF (512 / 640Hz)
✔
The RD7000DL locator is specifically designed to detect not only active and passive
frequencies but also three different sonde signals. This makes the DL the ideal product for
standard cable and pipe location and the ideal solution for locating deep, underground dirty
water pipes and drains and where the pipe material does
not allow the use of standard locating technology but where
sondes can be deployed.
8kHz
✔
33kHz
✔
Sonde frequencies:
512 / 640Hz ✔
8kHz
✔
33kHz
✔
TruDepth™
✔
The different sonde frequencies allow the RD7000DL to locate
pipes made from a wide variety of materials including: cast
iron, plastic (PE), clay, fiber, concrete and brick.
For details of other available sondes and accessories see
www.radiodetection.com
Peak/Distance arrows ✔
StrikeAlert™
✔
Centros™
✔
eCAL ✔
™
High frequency
location
Depth in
power mode
Pinpoint and locate
high impedance
cables.
Allows depth
measurements
without using a
transmitter.
8K Fault-finding
Locate cable sheath
faults to within 1
meter (3') using
Radiodetection’s
accessory A-Frame.
Dynamic
overload
protection
Allows use of locator
in areas where
excessive signals
are present.
The RD7000PL range has the
following features:
Power Industry
RD7000PL
Model No.
RD7000PL
The RD7000PL identifies the target cable reliably, even in areas of large-scale,
trunked cable deployment of complex electrical networks.
Power ✔
Radio
✔
LF (512 / 640Hz)
✔
One of the biggest challenges to technicians working in the power industry is locating pipes and
cables when operating near high voltage environments, such as substations and conduits where
the presence of large signals overpower most locators.
8kHz
✔
33kHz
✔
65kHz
✔
Sonde 33kHz
✔
TruDepth™
✔
The RD7000PL is designed for use in areas where excessive magnetic fields, generated by high
voltage equipment and cables, can prevent accurate locating. Dynamic overload protection
reduces this effect, allowing uncompromised locator accuracy.
Peak/Distance arrows ✔
StrikeAlert™
✔
In addition, the RD7000PL can indicate depth in Power mode. This is particularly useful when
direct connection of a transmitter to a power cable may be hazardous or impractical.
Centros™
✔
eCAL™
✔
To further assist the operator to locate cable sheath faults, 8KFF is a patented technique that
locates a cable fault using an A-frame attached to the Locator. On-screen arrows help show the
fault’s direction and help the operator locate the fault accurately to within one meter.
Depth on power ✔
Null
✔
8KFF
✔
Dynamic overload
protection
✔
The RD7000TL range has the
following features:
Telecom Industry
RD7000TL
Model No.
RD7000TL
Large bundled pairs of cables require specialized location equipment to find
a selected signal.
Power
✔
Radio
✔
LF (512 / 640Hz)
✔
As the Telecommunication utilities continue to deploy highly insulated copper or fiber cables,
tracing bundled cables becomes harder. The RD7000TL has additional high frequencies to
help address this problem.
33kHz
✔
65kHz
✔
131kHz
✔
200kHz
✔
Sonde frequencies
512 / 640Hz
✔
33kHz
✔
TruDepth™
✔
Most domestic telecom cables have no earth but are sheathed; using high frequencies allows
tracing without needing to ground connections. Once the correct pipe or cable is located, the
operator can accurately locate any cable sheath faults to within one meter using 8KFF mode
with a Radiodetection A-Frame.
The addition of two sonde frequencies adds more capability and flexibility.
Peak/Distance arrows ✔
StrikeAlert™
✔
Centros™
✔
eCAL ✔
Null
✔
8KFF
✔
™
Fully digital
platform
Range of
transmitters
Patented Triband
∆Σ design provides
unparalleled flexibility
of power, frequency
and control.
1 Watt, 3 Watt and
10 Watt power ratings
and features suitable
for a broad range of
applications.
Robust
Constant current
delivered from 200Hz
to 200kHz meets the
highest demands
of reliability and
performance.
Based on a fully digital platform, the new family of Radiodetection transmitters
supports the entire range of Radiodetection RD7000 and RD8000 cable and
pipe locators.
Up to 10 Watt
output
For locating deep
and long distance
cables and pipes.
Transmitter features
n Three power versions 1
Watt, 3 Watt and 10 Watt
The Tx-1 is a low power transmitter. The Tx-3 has a higher current and induction capability
as well as Fault Find. The Tx-10 has the highest current capability with both Fault Find and
CD modes as standard.
n 8KFF – locates faults from
All models feature a patented three-stage phase sensitive amplifier that delivers a groundimpedance compensated, constant current across its entire bandwidth in either direct connect,
clamp or inductive mode. The transmitters use less power and are ergonomically designed to
deliver superior performance in a new light-weight, well-balanced case.
n 4 CD paired low frequencies
short circuit up to 2MΩ
n CDFF – for long distance
fault finding
The transmitters are 10% lighter than the industry standard T10 yet each is IP54 rated to cope
with demanding environmental conditions. Each model has a removable accessory tray and a
weatherproof battery compartment. A large, high contrast, backlit LCD screen provides the user
with clear information. The interface is intuitive and responsive, allowing the operator to access
any feature with ease.
n Current delivered at 30V or
high voltage mode (90V for
high impedance operation)
n The transmitters have 200Hz
to 200kHz active frequency
n Selectable modes support
RD7000 and RD8000
specific model locator
frequency ranges
n 8 inductive frequencies
SideStepauto : allows the transmitter to calculate the optimum frequency based on ground
n SideStepauto™
impedance. The transmitter uses this information to optimize the active frequency. SideStepauto™
helps to improve locate accuracy and extends battery life.
n Short circuit protection
™
n Multimeter function
n 8 D-cell battery cassette*
All models are compatible with the complete range of
RD7000 and RD8000 frequencies in both inductive and
direct connect modes. The transmitters use 8 D-cell
batteries and can be powered from a vehicle using a 12V
cable plug (it is recommended that an approved
Radiodetection isolation transformer is used).
n Accessory tray (with ground
stake, direct connect leads
and earth reel)
n Plug and play accessories
(uses all RD4000
transmitter accessories)
nExternal 12V DC operation
As an additional feature, each model has a
multimeter function providing measurement of
line voltage, current and impedance.
n Click-touch splash-proof
sealed keypad
n High contrast LCD
n Ground impedance alarm
Standard features:
Sales Power CD 8KFF Induction
Induction Direct
Accessory NiMH & Alkaline External Multi- Flood- Short LCD
Part No.
(Watt)
frequencies field
connect
storage
standard 12V
meter light
circuit display
strength frequencies base
batteries
supply
protect
10/RDTX1 1
8
0.7
15
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
10/RDTX3 3
✔
8
0.8
15
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
10/RDTX10 10
✔
8
1
15
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
*Rechargeable battery pack option available.
An RD7000
to address
any utility...
Oil
Gas
Water
Rail
Power
Telecoms/CATV
Accessories:
Technical Specifications
Sensitivity
6E-15Tesla, 5µA at 1 meter (33Hz)
Dynamic range 140dB rms /√Hz
Selectivity
120dB/Hz
Depth accuracy
Line: ± 2.5% tolerance 0.1m (4") to
3m (10ft)
Sonde: ± 2.5% tolerance 0.1m (4") to
7m (23ft)
Maximum Depth*
Line 6m (20ft), Sonde 18m (60ft)
Fault-Finding (FF)
Diagnose cable sheath faults from
Short Circuit to 2MΩ using the
A-frame
Operating temp
-10 (-14°) to +50 °C (122° F)
Batteries
Rx: 2 x D-cells (LR20)
Tx: 8 x D-cells (LR20)
Battery life
Rx: 30 hours intermittent
Tx: use dependent on signal
conditions typically 15 hours
Warranty
36 Months upon registration
Dynamic overload protection
30dB (automatic)
Compliance
FCC, RSS 310 RoHS, WEEE
Approvals
CE
Weight
Tx: = 2.84kg (6lbs) (including batteries)
4.2kg (9lbs) (including accessories)
Rx: =1.87kg (4lbs) (including batteries)
Environment IP54
High gain stethoscope
CD stethoscope
Large stethoscope
Small stethoscope
Live cable connector
Plug connector
2" or 4" receiver clamp
2" or 4" transmitter clamp
*RD7000 will locate to greater depths but with reduced accuracy.
Patents, Trademarks and Notices.
The following patents are owned by Radiodetection;
Patents:
US 4,896,117 US 5,260,659 US 5,210,497 US 6,642,796
US 5,576,973 US 6,268,731 US 7,184,951 US 6,777,923
US 6,977,508 US 6,968,296 US 7,235,980 US 6,717,392
GB 2,363,010 GB 2,382,735 US 6,836,231 EP 1,474,734
GB0803871.3 GB0803992.7 GB0803990.1 GB0803873.9
GB0803874.7 GB0803875.4 GB0803991.9
The following trademarks are owned by Radiodetection;
iLOC™, TruDepth™, SideStep™, SideStepauto™, SurveyCERT™, RD7000™,
RD8000™, Centros™
The Design of the RD7000, RD8000 and transmitters has been
registered.
The Design of the 4 chevrons has been registered and trademarked.
Radiodetection products are under continuous development and are
subject to change. Radiodetection reserves the right to alter or amend
any published specification without notice.
Copyright 2008 Radiodetection Limited, all rights reserved.
Radiodetection is a subsidiary of SPX.
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World
leaders
Radiodetection is a proud member
of the SPX group of companies,
which provide technical products
and service solutions worldwide.
Radiodetection and its associated
companies specialize in the design
and manufacture of products for
the location and maintenance of
underground pipes and cables. Our
aim is to be viewed as the supplier
of choice of ‘high performance’
quality equipment using advanced
product technologies. We are
also committed to both design
innovation and customer support.
Technical
support
Radiodetection equipment
users have easy access to
technical support. A call to your
regional representative, or the
Radiodetection head office, will
put you in contact with our team
of field-experienced technical
experts.
Servicing
and repair
Radiodetection has a team of
factory-trained service technicians
and dedicated service facilities
accredited to ISO 9000.
Turnaround is fast, and costs are
very competitive. All repairs carry
a six month warranty.
Training
Product training for your
operators and training personnel
is available on your site, or at
Radiodetection’s headquarters.
Training is with qualified
instructors and each trainee
receives a certificate to confirm
they have received the training.
America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
Radiodetection
154 Portland Road
Bridgton, ME 04009, USA
Tel: +1 (207) 647 9495
Toll Free: +1 (877) 247 3797
Fax: +1 (207) 647 9496
Email: bridgton@spx.com
Web: www.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection (UK)
Western Drive
Bristol BS14 0AF, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 117 976 7776
Fax: +44 (0) 117 976 7775
Email: sales.uk@spx.com
Web: www.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection (Asia-Pacific)
Room 708, CC Wu Building
302-308 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong SAR, China
Tel: +852 2110 8160
Fax: +852 2110 9681
Email: chinasales@radiodetection.spx.com
Web: www.radiodetection.com
Pearpoint
72055 Corporate Way
Thousand Palms CA 92276, USA
Tel: +1 800 688 8094
Tel: +1 760 343 7350
Fax: +1 760 343 7351
Email: pearpoint@radiodetection.spx.com
Web: www.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection (Canada)
Unit 34, 344 Edgeley Blvd.
Concord, Ontario, Canada L4K 4B7
Tel: +1 (905) 660 9995
Toll Free: +1 (800) 665 7953
Fax: +1 (905) 660 9579
Email: support@radiodetection.ca
Web: www.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection (France)
13 Grande Rue, 76220
Neuf Marché, France
Tel: +33 (0) 232 8993 60
Fax: +33 (0) 235 9095 58
Email: infos@radiodetection.com
Web: http://fr.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection (Benelux)
Industriestraat 11
NL-7041 GD ’s-Heerenberg, Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 314 66 47 00
Fax: +31 (0) 314 66 41 30
Email: info@radiodetection.nl
Web: http://nl.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection (Germany)
Groendahlscher Weg 118
D-46446 Emmerich am Rhein, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 28 51 92 37 20
Fax: +49 (0) 28 51 92 37 520
E-Mail: info@radiodetection.de
Web: http://de.radiodetection.com
To see the full range of products and
services provided by Radiodetection visit:
www.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection products are under continuous development and are subject to change, we reserve the right to alter or amend any published
specification without notice.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Radiodetection Ltd is under licence.
RD7000 is a Trademark owned by Radiodetection.
Copyright 2008 Radiodetection Limited. All rights reserved. Radiodetection Ltd. is a subsidiary of SPX.
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Radiodetection (China)
Hong Fu Group Office Building Room 322-326
Bei Qi Jia Township, Changping District
Beijing 102209, China
Tel: +86 (0) 10 8975 5540
Fax: +86 (0) 10 8975 5640
Email: china.service@radiodetection.spx.com
Web: http://cn.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection (Australia)
Mactek Pty. Ltd
Unit 14, 5-7 Prosperity Parade
Warriewood NSW 2102, Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 2 9979 8555
Fax: +61 (0) 2 9979 7733
Email: mactek@mactek.com.au
Web: www.radiodetection.com
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