IT is difficult to locate non-metallic pipes. By inserting detectable fibre rods through the pipe and attaching a pipe locating transmitter to the rods makes locating non-metallic pipes easy, according to Accurate Detection Pty Ltd .
There is a copper core inside the detectable fibre rods, which transmits the signal to be located with the pipe locator receiver.
Available from Accurate Detection, the detectable fibre rods come in a variety of different lengths and thickness.
The thickness of the detectable fibre rods determines the strength and flexibility.
The detectable fibre rods are on a spool and can be easily pushed through pipes and recoiled.
Accessories often used with the detectable rods include a spring leader to guide it around corners and a sonde to position the end.