Radiodetection RD385L User Guide

Radiodetection RD385L User Guide
Radiodetection RD385L
User Guide
Revision 3 - 9/2000
Radiodetection RD385L User Guide
The RD385L System
The RD385L System is designed to help in the
operation of guided boring machines, and
comprises:
Touch gain
Headphone
socket
Battery
compartment
Accessory
panel
RD385L Receiver
A hand held receiver, which receives information
from the Sonde relating to roll, tilt, depth, location,
Sonde battery status and Sonde temperature. It
can also be used as a cable/pipe locator.
Optional
radio link
RD385 DataView (optional)
A remote display which indicates roll, tilt and depth
information from the RD385L Receiver. Located at
the bore machine to provide information for
steering.
385L receiver.eps.art
12
Depth
Poor reception
m
9
Tilt
P
3
P
6
Sonde temp high
Sonde batt low
DataView batt low
Alarm status
Back light
On/Off
Alarm reset
RD385 DataView
Power
On/Off
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RD385 DataSonde
The DataSonde is installed in the head of the bore
tool, and contains the sensors that measure tilt, roll
angle, temperature and battery life.
Note: The RD385 Sonde has not been designed for
use in percussive type bore machines.
Bore heads may need to be modified to our
specification to ensure adequate protection for the
Sonde and to allow successful signal transfer from
the Sonde to the RD385L Receiver.
If in doubt, please request installation drawing from
any Radiodetection office.
RD380 Sonde; ND 1249.Q1.
RD380 Sonde (in percussive environment); ND
1249.Q5.
RD385 Sonde: ND1327.Q1.
RD385 Sonde (extra protection): ND1327.Q.
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Function Keys
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9
On/Off (1)
Press to turn Receiver On or Off. If no control key
pressed, auto switch off after 5 mins preceded by
audible warning.
8
33
3
P
6
Batteries (2)
Continuous indication of Receiver battery status.
DataSonde battery status displayed when
Temperature/Battery key pressed.
1
2
Self Test (3)
To initiate a self test of the Receiver press and hold
the Reset key and press the AGC key once. ‘tSt’ is
displayed followed by either ‘PAS’ (Pass) or ‘FAL’
(Fail).
12
9
8
33
3
P
6
Reset (4)
Press to cancel previously selected Depth, Current
or Temperature/Battery functions.
4
3
Line/Sonde (5)
Press to select Line, Sonde or Accessory mode,
flag on LCD indicates which is selected.
12
9
Mode (6)
Press to select the following modes, flag on LCD
indicates which is selected:
8
33
3
P
6
50/60 Hz line locate mode.
Radio frequency locate mode.
5
6
8
8 kHz Transmitter/Sonde Frequency locate
mode.
33
33 kHz Transmitter/Sonde Frequency
locate mode.
Sonde DataSonde locate mode.
12
9
3
P
8
33
Gain (7)
Indicates Receiver gain level which is set by Touch
Gain control unless Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
is selected.
6
Bargraph (8)
Indicates Receiver response to a signal.
7
8
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Tilt Angle (9)
Continuously displayed in DataSonde mode.
12
9
8
33
3
P
P
Roll Angle (10)
Continuously displayed in DataSonde mode. When
at display segment marked ‘P’ a Sonde Park
initiates, saving 65% battery consumption.
6
9
10
Temperature/Battery (11)
Press to display DataSonde temperature and
battery status.
12
9
C
3
P
8
33
6
12
11
9
3
P
Depth (13)
Press to display estimated depth to Line/Sonde.
Current (14)
Press to display target line signal current (mA).
12
P
Speaker (12)
Press to increase or decrease audio volume.
8
33
6
Sonde Depth Calibration
This procedure must be performed before each
bore.
13
14
Fit the Sonde into the bore head and lay on the
ground in an area free of metallic objects or
structures.
Position the Receiver 1.5 - 2.5 m (5 - 8 ft) from the
bore head.
Select the DataSonde mode.
Press the Reset and Depth keys together. LCD
displays ‘cAL’.
1.5m
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m
9
3
P
8
33
Press the Depth key to calibrate. The Receiver will
display the calculated depth, beep twice and return
to the DataSonde mode.
6
To exit the calibration mode press the Reset key.
The previous calibration will be retained.
12
9
3
8
33
3
8
33
P
6
Pinpointing the Sonde
12
9
P
6
If during calibration the LCD displays ‘rpt’, repeat
the calibration procedure checking that the
Receiver to bore head distance is within 1.5 - 2.5
m (5 - 8 ft) parameter.
Select the DataSonde mode.
When the Receiver pinpoints the Sonde the
bargraph and digital display indicate the maximum
signal response.
To keep the bargraph on scale adjust the Touch
Gain control. Clockwise increases gain anticlockwise decreases gain.
Start the bore and pinpoint the Sonde after
approximately 1 m (3.3 ft).
The bore must be stopped to pinpoint the Sonde.
1m
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Move the Receiver from side to side to obtain a
peak response (1).
Move the Receiver forwards and backwards (2) to
obtain a second peak response.
Rotate the Receiver as if a pivot to obtain a third
peak response.
1
Repeat to be directly over and in line with the bore
head.
2
Mark the pinpointed position over the DataSonde.
Pinpoint and mark at regular intervals.
Depth Measurement
12
9
3
P
8
33
Stop the bore head and carry out the ‘Pinpointing
the Sonde’ procedure. Rest the Receiver on the
ground, holding it vertical and in line with the
Sonde.
6
Press the Depth key, the LCD will display ‘dEP’
followed by the estimated depth.
Reading the Roll Angle
12
9
3
P
6
8
33
Roll Angle is continuously displayed in the
DataSonde mode, by the 16 segment indicator
when the bargraph shows over 20% signal
strength. The bore head can be rotating to a
maximum of 50 rpm.
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Reading the Tilt Angle
12
9
8
33
3
P
6
Tilt Angle is continuously displayed in the
DataSonde mode, when the bargraph shows over
20% signal strength. A more stable reading will be
obtained if the bore head is stationary.
Maximum Tilt Angles are:
RD380 Sonde - 25°
RD385 Sonde - 45°
If using RD380 Sonde, Tilt Angle is only displayed
when Roll Angle is at 12 o’clock.
8
33
Temperature/Battery
Press to display Sonde temperature and battery
status. Sonde temperature should be read at each
pinpoint.
At 50°C (120°F) an alarm will be displayed.
With every 5°C increase an alarm will be displayed
(385 Sonde only).
C
8
33
At 80°C (170°F) the bore must be halted to allow
the sonde to cool or damage may occur. The
Sonde stops transmitting Roll/Tilt information until it
has cooled to 50°C.
C
8
33
If the bore head is water cooled, continue water
flow to assist cooling.
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Parking the Sonde
12
9
3
P
P
8
33
Leaving the Sonde in the Park position saves 65%
battery consumption.
Rotate the bore head until the ‘P’ segment is
displayed. After 15 seconds a ‘P’ is displayed. After
5 minutes the Sonde will switch off.
Power Save Mode
After 10 minutes of no rotation the Sonde will
transmit a pulsed signal if not in the Park position.
Rotating the bore head returns the Sonde to normal
operation.
Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
There may be long periods during bores when it is
sufficient to know just Roll and Tilt information.
12
9
3
P
6
8
33
During these periods the AGC option can be used.
When in the AGC mode the Receiver will
automatically adjust the sensitivity to keep the
bargraph on scale and so ensure continuous Roll
and Tilt information.
Method:
Pinpoint the DataSonde as previously described.
Press the AGC key. The top left of the display will
now show ‘AGC’ and the bargraph will show
approximately 50%.
The Receiver can be kept stationary until the bore
passes out of range. Operating any control returns
the Receiver to the normal mode.
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RD385 Slim Sonde
The RD385 Slim Sonde is designed to be used for
small diameter utilities installation (i.e. fibre optic
links to domestic properties).
Battery
Insert the battery into the Slim Sonde observing the
correct polarity - positive end in first.
Note:Remove the battery when the Slim Sonde is
not in use.
Do not insert the battery reversed for storage
(as with some sondes), this will cause it to be
discharged.
RD385L Mode Selection
Press the Mode key to select the DataSonde mode.
The pointers on the LCD will indicate DataSonde
and 8 kHz.
Press the Mode key again to select 33 kHz
DataSonde mode which is the Slim Sonde
operating frequency.
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9
12
3
P
9
12
3
P
9
3
P
6
6
6
12
12
12
9
3
P
9
3
P
6
9
3
P
6
Roll Indication
When operating in the 33 kHz DataSonde mode a
single LCD segment is displayed at the 12, 3, 6 and
9 o'clock points and two LCD segments at the 1, 2,
4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 o'clock points, as shown in the
example.
6
Locate Modes
The RD385L Receiver has a number of modes
which allow it to be used as a standard cable/pipe
locator.
Recommended Radiodetection transmitter RD400HPTx.
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DataView
Check that the DataView batteries are good.
Ensure that the Receiver and DataView have their
antennas fitted.
Position the DataView on the bore machine or on a
tripod so that the display is clearly visible (ideally
1.5 m above ground level, with the antenna
vertical) by the machine operator.
Switch the DataView On.
12
Depth
Poor reception
m
9
P
Tilt
3
P
Sonde temp high
Sonde batt low
DataView batt low
6
Alarm status
Back light
On/Off
Alarm reset
RD385 DataView
Power
On/Off
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The DataView display will mimic the Receiver
display while the data is being received with good
signal strength.
12
Depth
Poor reception
m
9
Tilt
P
3
P
6
Sonde temp high
Sonde batt low
DataView batt low
Alarm status
Back light
On/Off
Alarm reset
RD385 DataView
Power
On/Off
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The DataView is fitted with a Backlight. Pressing
the Backlight key on the DataView front panel
illuminates the light. Operating the Backlight will
effect the life of the batteries.
The Backlight is only On while DataView is
displaying data and switches Off when there is no
data to display.
The DataView display may flash, indicating an
alarm condition is activated. Press the Reset key to
cancel. The alarm condition will then be displayed.
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Error Codes
#11
Error #2
Too much signal during self test, this can happen
because there is another transmitter switched on
during the test.
Error #9
Indicates that the signal is too small or too large to
measure depth or current. If measuring depth to a
target line check the Transmitter settings.
Error #11
Indicates that the Receiver is being moved while
estimating depth.
Error #12
Indicates too much interference from external
power sources to estimate depth.
Error #13
Indicates too much interference from external
power sources to estimate current or depth.
#21
Error #20
Indicates that current/depth to be measured is out
of Receiver range.
10m
Error #21
Indicates that the Sonde or target line is deeper
than the maximum depth range, 10 m (33 ft) for
Sonde or 3 m (10 ft) for target line.
Warning
The RD385L detects almost all buried cables
and most conductors, but there are some which
do not radiate signals and which the RD385L
cannot detect. The RD385L does not indicate
whether a signal comes from a single cable or
several buried side by side or one above
another.
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Trouble Shooting
When reporting any problem to your Radiodetection
Dealer/Supplier it is important to quote the following:
Receiver Serial Number.
Software Revision Number
Software Revision Number is displayed on the LCD
during switch on.
Warning
Do not remove or replace the radio antennae
fitted to the Receiver and Dataview units, this
invalidates the product radio licence and
manufacturers warranty and may result in
damage to the equipment.
Replacement should only be undertaken by
qualified Radiodetection service personel.
Warning
Radiodetection Receivers detect almost all
buried cables and most conductors, but there
are some which do not radiate signals and
which Radiodetection Receivers cannot detect.
Radiodetection Receivers do not indicate
whether a signal is from a single cable, several
buried side by side or one above another.
This equipment is NOT approved for use in
areas where hazardous gases may be present.
Reduce audio level before using headphones.
Ni-Cad batteries should be disposed of in
accordance with your Company's work
practice, and/or the relevant law or guidelines
in your country.
Warning
The operation of any cable and pipe locator
may be affected when used in close proximity
to ferrous materials such as manhole covers
and parked cars. Keep a one or two meter
distance from these objects when taking critical
measurements such as depth and current
readings. Standing too close to the locator
when wearing steel toe capped boots may also
affect the readings.
This instrument, or family of instruments, will not be
permanently damaged by reasonable electrostatic
discharge and has been tested in accordance with
IEC 801-2. However, in extreme cases temporary
malfunction may occur. If this happens, switch
off, wait and switch on again. If the instrument still
malfunctions, disconnect the batteries for a few
seconds.
Radiodetection Ltd
Western Drive
Bristol BS14 0AF, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 117 976 7776
Fax: +44 (0) 117 976 7775
email:sales.uk@radiodetection.spx.com
http://www.radiodetection.com
Radiodetection products are under continuous
development and are subject to change without notice.
Part No. 90/UG016EN03
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