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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.
Tampa Utility Locating Projects that Penhall Worked On
Underground Utility Locate for Cell Tower Install
Our customer was installing a new cell tower. In order to do so, he needed a trench from the power pole to the proposed cell tower. He wanted to trench safely, so he hired Penhall to scan the 60′ x 30′ area prior to digging. Our analyst found gas and sewer lines and marked those lines directly on the surface.
Utility Locating at Tampa Intl Airport
We performed utility locating for a customer that was completing a site assessment. This was done prior to installing shade canopies at the cell phone lot at Palm Beach International Airport. The customer wanted to scan to determine where to install posts that would eventually hold up the canopy. Our analyst used a combination of different utility locating equipment and found storm drains, power lines, and communication lines.
Locate and mark all utilities before Digging to a depth of three feet
A private utility locate was requested at an industrial plant in Mulberry, Florida. The customer wanted to install lifts that would require digging to a depth of 3’. Penhall Technologies was able to mobilize to the site to locate the utilities. Ground penetrating radar with a 400MHz antenna was used to scan each area in a grid pattern to determine the presence of utilities. All anomalies were marked on the surface so the customer would not damage during digging. A utility wand was utilized on site to help locate live power and communication lines.
Verify the location of utilities before installing new electrical service
Penhall Technologies Tampa office completed private utility locating at a site in Fort Myers, Florida. The customer was installing new electrical service to building on site and wanted to verify the location of several known utilities. By using ground penetrating radar manufactured by GSSI, the analyst was able to locate and mark the utilities. The 400MHz GPR unit is capable of reaching depths up 8’. Upon location, the analyst uses spray paint and flags to mark the utilities. A radio detection transmitter and receiver was used to locate a sewer line. By sending a tone along a metal fish tape, the analyst could determine the location and approximate depth of the line. The receiver is a RD7100 capable of locating live power and other utilities.