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Penhall Technologies provides utility locating, employing both electromagnetic induction (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) for privately owned property. We can identify and locate subsurface hazards and obstructions existing in the ground. Reduce the risk and help ensure the safety of your next project by contacting Penhall Technologies for your private utility locating needs.
Hilo Utility Locating Projects That Penhall Has Worked On
Locate utilities before tree removal
Penhall Technologies was recently contacted by a homeowner to do some private utility locating services.The client explained that his property had a huge tree stump that he wanted to have removed safely. The tree stump was in an area of the yard that clearly had electrical lines and water lines running through it. The analyst brought out the utility locating equipment, the RD 7100 wand with the frequency transmitter and the cart with a 400MHz antenna with the GSSI 4000 operating system. The tree stump had large running roots which made it difficult to use the cart. However, the analyst was still able to successfully locate an electrical line and two water lines, one of which ran directly under the stump using the RD 7100 wand. The utilities were properly marked and the lines were safely cut and capped prior to excavation of the stump.
Penhall Technologies locates underground storage tanks
Penhall Technologies was recently hired to locate some underground storage tanks or USTs for a business owner in the Hilo area. The location consisted of a storage lot where heavy equipment was kept. Our analysts were instructed to trace the fuel lines and find the USTs. Also, the customer wanted to know the rough dimensions of the tanks. The analysts used an RD 7100 wand, as well as a 400MHz antennae running under the GSSIs 4000 operating system. The equipment used is very effective when trying to locate underground storage tanks. Our analysts were able to locate the USTs as well as mark their dimensions, which were roughly 5’ by 12’, 20’ from the where the old pumps where located. The analysts were also able to clearly mark the lines running from the USTs back to the old pump stations. Then, they generated a report for the client. The client was very satisfied with the outcome.