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UtilityScan

The “UtilityScan” is our newest, most affordable ground penetrating radar specifically designed for scanning roads, pavements etc for buried utilities. It offers exceptional value!

If you are looking for an affordable, feature-packed Ground Penetrating Radar system (GPR) to locate buried services, we have great news for you! GSSI's latest UtilityScan GPR system ... It's a state-of-the-art system that sets the new standard in performance and price.

GSSI have three x 1-minute videos which are very informative:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BidbKE_hhM&t=18s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxra-GhprdM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRW8TUSXCB0

UtilityScan® provides a rich feature set that redefines the level of performance available in a low cost utility locating system. The newly designed UtilityScan combines nearly two decades of utility designation experience with today’s most innovative technology.

The UtilityScan features a wireless and lightweight configuration, GSSI’s patented HyperStacking technology and (optional) integrated LineTrac system
(UtilityScan "LT")

 

Locate and detect:

  • Water lines & power cables
  • Utilities (incl PVC and optic-fibre conduit)
  • Voids
  • Underground storage tanks

 

Features in brief follow:

  • Collect data as close as 20cm to pavements, walls & corners (24cm if collecting data parallel to a pavement/wall) – There is no other utility detection GPR will get you that close
  • Utilizes brand new innovative technology never before available in the marketplace
  • Extremely portable compact design – the smallest utility locating GPR system on the market
    (15kg / 56 x 49 x 32cm)
  • Compact size - easy to manoeuvre in tight areas; get closer to corners & kerbs
  • Fits in a small vehicle and in some overhead airplane compartments
  • Longer Battery Life – approximately 7 hours of continuous operation on a single charge
  • Wireless tablet-based display system with simplified user interface that is easy to use
  • Robust, wireless antenna – No cables to connect - Structural Foam Injection design makes it very light, but strong and extremely rugged
  • Backup Ethernet connection if Wi-Fi is not allowed on a jobsite
  • Uses GSSI’s patented HyperStacking technology to increase depth penetration in challenging soils, while also providing very high resolution near surface
  • Dynamic Gain Control (DGC) – no need to constantly change gain when encountering different subsurface conditions
  • Optional LineTrac™ accessory identifies live cables and induced RF energy present in pipes
  • Built-in GPS
  • Built-in GPS pole-mount for attaching survey poles for external GPS systems
  • Bluetooth GPS communication software for external GPS
  • Two tablet options available - fully-rugged Panasonic® Toughpad FZ-A2 & the consumer-based LENOVO tablet
  • Cart upgrade is available for use on heavily grassed areas, unpaved trails and wooded areas

The UtilityScan is covered by a 2yr warranty - In the unlikely event that you do experience a breakdown, we can repair almost all problems locally, resulting in minimum downtime. In addition, if our demo unit is available, we will loan that to you whilst your UtilityScan is being repaired.

The equipment can be financed through a finance bank (ABSA, Nedbank, Wesbank, Stannic, etc)

We provide free training for all new customers (T&C’s apply). Typically this only takes part of a day as the system is very easy to use, and easy to interpret. We also offer free online/telephonic support, so a contractor can phone from site, or email us data to check, if they are having any problems.

The “UtilityScan” in standard form is not recommended for scanning in rough terrain (eg over building rubble, veldt, or ploughed fields) – If you need this ability we can supply a rugged cart for purchase or rental.

Please note that the “UtilityScan” is not suitable for collecting a “cube” of data (ie. where you collect many parallel lines at a 0.5-1.0m separation, to build up a cube of data that can be sliced) – You would need expensive software to join the individual lines, and then you may as well consider our flagship Dual Frequency GPR system which has built-in 3D collection software. Bear in mind that most utility detection & mapping jobs DO NOT require 3D data. (3D data is only really useful for applications like grave detection, contamination mapping, etc)

DOWNLOAD UTILITYSCAN BROCHURE

 

UtilityScan DF
(Dual Frequency)

The UtilityScan DF is the flagship of our range; it has a true dual frequency antenna
(two physical antennas, as opposed to one “stepped / swept” frequency mimicking dual antennas):

With a single-frequency antenna there is always a compromise between resolution (how small a target can be but still be imaged) and depth of penetration (how deep the target can be and still be imaged).

However with a dual-frequency antenna, you can have ultra-high resolution at shallower depths (0-2m), but still have the power to penetrate to 4-5m depth with high resolution.

As such, it is excellent at locating & mapping the position & depth of services, including metallic (pipes, cables, conduits, etc) & non-metallic targets (air & water filled PVC, optic fibre conduits, voids etc).

Optional LineTrac accessory is unique to GSSI, and allows you to tell the difference between live cables, and pipes or ”dead” cables.

The UtilityScan DF is covered by a 2yr warranty - In the unlikely event that you do experience a breakdown, we can repair almost all problems locally, resulting in minimum downtime. In addition, if our demo unit is available, we will loan that to you whilst your UtilityScan is being repaired.

The equipment can be financed through a finance bank, as you would a vehicle or fixed equipment.

We provide training for all new customers (T&C’s apply). We also offer free online/telephonic support, so a contractor can phone from site, or email us data to check, if they are having any problems.

 

UTILITYSCAN DF – MAIN ADVANTAGES:

•           Ultra high resolution to 1-1.5m & very high resolution to 5m, all in one pass over the target

•           “Noise floor” indicator – Tells you how deep you are REALLY seeing

•           High speed data collection (up to 12km/h)

•           On-the-fly depth calibration. No more guesswork.

•           High density scan option for even greater resolution at shallow depths

•           Simple screen capture for easy inclusion of data in reports

•           Rugged design & sun visible display

•           Work 8-10hrs on one charge

•           Optional LineTrac add-on to distinguish live power cables from other targets

•           Optional RADAN 7 for DF software is MUCH cheaper than comparative software

 

The UtilityScan users in our GSSI community are successfully avoiding utilities, reducing disruptions & conflict, and maximizing profits. The price of your UtilityScan DF system will quickly be offset by the savings made from avoiding damage to utilities.

 
 

For additional info please contact us at reddog@geoafrica.co.za

or call Terry at +27-82-89-29-771