How to Trace & Locate Non-Metallic Underground Gas, Water Sewer Pipelines

Published 07 Jan 2020

Neptco

Manufacturers of TRACE-SAFE

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Water Blocking Utility Locating System

Detecting, Locating & Tracing Underground Pipes

NEPTCO is a global leader in the manufacturing of materials used for the Detection & Pulling of Cables for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications.

In this Blog, Thorne & Derrick discuss how Trace-Safe provides the ideal solution for all your tracer wire needs including locating non-metallic underground gas and water sewer pipelines.

Trace-Safe® is the only water-blocking tracer wire on the market.

Its unique characteristics protect its solid copper conductor from corrosion. It enables precision locating utilising a 19AWG conductor.Pulling & Detection Cable

Water blocking reinforced tracer wire for the Trace-safe utility locating system.

Double insulated metallic conductor enables reliable and accurate locating of all-dielectric cables, gas lines, sewer lines or water pipes.

NEPTCO’s cut resistance Trace-Safe® product ensures reliability, locates on frequencies of 9.5, 38, 80, and 512 KHz and outperforms competitive tracer wire products. The product is available in two versions: Trace-Safe and Trace-Safe Trench tracer wires.

Trace-Safe is the strongest tracer wire on the market and eliminates the need to use two or more standard tracer wires for directional drilling applications.

♦ Further Reading Trace Safe | Which Trace Safe is Best for Your Application?

Trace-Safe Water Blocking Tracer Wire System

Features & Benefits

  • Water-blocked tracer wire for anti-corrosion
  • Four layers of protection to guard against water penetration
  • Provides superior locate accuracy for telecom, gas, water, sewer and reclamation applications
  • Light-duty and heavy-duty versions available for open trench or directional drilling applications
  • Simple to use connectors ensure consistent, reliable splices
  • High strength, lightweight and flexible tracing system
  • Sequential footage or meter markings
  • Passes meter water head test
  • Corrosion-resistant conductor compatible with any locating equipment
  • Two high density polyethylene jackets
  • Abrasion, moisture and UV resistant
  • No strip universal connectors ensuring consistent reliable connections every time

Trace-Safe Utility Locating System

Properties

  • Break strengths: 1800 and 610lbs (818/181kg) nominal
  • RT1800 weight: 20lbs. per 1,000 feet (29 kg/km)
  • TST600 weight = 11lbs. per 1,000 feet (16.4kg/km)
  • High tenacity polyester fibers with super absorbent powders
  • Conductor diameter: .0356″ nominal (19 AWG) (.9mm)
  • RT1800 outer jacket thickness = .030″ (.762mm)
  • TST600 outer jacket thickness = .025″ (.635mm)
  • Inner jacket thickness = .006″ (.152mm)
  • Conductor tensile strength: 38,500 psi nominal
  • UL 1581 rated to 600 volts CE standards
  • Dielectric constant 2.29 @ 1MhZ

Colours available:

Orange – Telecommunications

Red – Telecommunications, (AUS/NZ)

Blue – Water

Yellow – Gas

Green – Sewer

Trace-Safe Water Blocking Tracer Wire System

Trace-Safe Water Blocking Tracer Wire System

 

Item Number Product Code 1800 LB Description Package Reel Dimensions Wt/lbs Rls/Skid
Telecommunications
44087 RT1800W Orange – TRACE-SAFE 500 ft Fl. 10.5″ x W 7.75″ 11 45
42410 RT1800W Orange – TRACE-SAFE 1,000 ft FI. 12″ x W 12″ 24 36
44088 RT1800W Orange – TRACE-SAFE 1, 500 ft FI. 13.25″ x W 17″ 60 18
Gas Transmission & Distribution
44089 RT1801W Yellow – TRACE-SAFE 500 ft Fl. 10.5″ x W 7.75″ 11 45
41741 RT1801W Yellow – TRACE-SAFE 1,000 ft FI. 12″ x W 12″ 24 36
44092 RT1801W Yellow – TRACE-SAFE 1,500 ft FI. 13.25″ x W 17″ 60 18
Water Transmission & Distribution
44093 RT1802W Blue – TRACE-SAFE 500 ft Fl. 10.5″ x W 7.75″ 11 45
41740 RT1802W Blue – TRACE-SAFE 1,000 ft FI. 12″ x W 12″ 24 36
44097 RT1802W Blue – TRACE-SAFE 1, 500 ft FI. 13.25″ x W 17″ 60 18
Sewer
44098 RT1803W Green – TRACE-SAFE 500 ft Fl. 10.5″ x W 7.75″ 11 45
42408 RT1803W Green – TRACE-SAFE 1,000 ft FI. 12″ x W 12″ 24 36
44099 RT1803W Green – TRACE-SAFE 1, 500 ft FI. 13.25″ x W 17″ 60 18

 

Item Number Product Code 400 LB Description Package Reel Dimensions Wt/lbs Rls/Skid
Telecommunications
61859 TST600W Orange – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 1,000 ft Fl. 12 x W 10.25″ 12 36
61861 TST600W Orange – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 1,500 ft Fl. 12 x W 10.25″ 27 36
62360 TST600W Orange – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 2,000 ft Fl. 12 x W 16.25″” 56 18
Gas Transmission & Distribution
61873 TST601W Yellow – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 1,000 ft Fl. 12 x W 10.25″ 12 36
61875 TST601W Yellow – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 1,500 ft Fl. 12 x W 10.25″ 27 36
62361 TST601W Yellow – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 2,000 ft Fl. 12 x W 16.25″” 56 18
Water Transmission & Distribution
62244 TST602W Blue – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 1,000 ft Fl. 12 x W 10.25″ 12 36
62246 TST602W Blue – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 1,500 ft Fl. 12 x W 10.25″ 27 36
62245 TST602W Blue – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 2,000 ft Fl. 12 x W 16.25″” 56 18
Sewer
62358 TST603W Green – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 1,000 ft Fl. 12 x W 10.25″ 12 36
62357 TST603W Green – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 1,500 ft Fl. 12 x W 10.25″ 27 36
62356 TST603W Green – TRACE-SAFE TRENCH 2, 000 ft Fl. 12 x W 16.25″” 56 18

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