The SuperCAT4+CPS is part of Radiodetection's new utility specific range which has been specifically optimized for pipelines using rectified Cathodic Protection Systems (CPS). Featuring Dynamic Overload Protection, StrikeAlert and TruDepth technology, the SuperCAT4+CPS allows the user to accurately detect services in a safe and efficient manner.
The Radiodetection SuperCAT4+CPS is designed for locating oil and gas pipes using a Cathodic Protection System. The CPS model can locate the rectified signal without attaching an additional transmitter and without disconnecting rectifiers. An additional T1 transmitter can be added however to , the provide a variety of active line frequencies. This includes a standard active locating frequencies of 8kHz and 33kHz for general locating, as well as a lower 512/640 Hz frequency for sondes.
SuperCAT4+CPS with Transmitter Options
The SuperCAT4+CPS can be operated using a simple mode selection, which can be chosen based on the signal type being located. The SuperCAT4+CPS features a power mode and a radio mode. As the name suggest, power mode is utilised to detect electromagnetic fields generated by loaded power cables. Power mode also features StrikeAlert, which warns the user of shallow buried utilities. Radio mode, on the other hand, is applied to detect long range radio signals, which can be radiated along dead or non-current carrying services such as buried metallic cables and pipes. Furthermore, the CPS model provides an additional CPS mode, which gives the user the ability to detect signals radiated by a Cathodic Protection System.
As well as StrikeAlert, the SuperCAT4+CPS comes with a range of features, designed for safe work practices. One such feature is Dynamic Overload Protection filters, which enables the user to filter out high levels of electrical interference, as found around substations and near high-voltage transmission cables. TruDepth technology is also present on this model, which only indicates depth when the locator is oriented correctly above the target cable, pipe or sonde, and thus, aids in providing the most accurate depth reading. Real Sound is another feature of this particular model, in which the audio signals emitted by the SuperCAT4+CPS are derived from the signals detected. Radio and Power Mode signals can be easily distinguished from each other and from background noise, helping to identify target utilities and differentiating between co-located utilities.
Built for on-site use, the SuperCAT4+CPS is designed with lightweight, ABS casing and is rated to IP54 for all-weather operation. The SuperCAT4+CPS features a high-contrast display with auto-backlight and bargraph, allowing the user to zone in on the buried service. In addition, the SuperCAT4+CPS is battery powered, has a loud speaker for audible warnings and is capable of sensitivity control.
SuperCAT4+ Overview Active Transmitter Location Methods
The Radiodetection SuperCAT4+CPS can be paired with an array of accessories, which are available for applying signals safely and effectively to pipes and cables, including live cables. Flexrods can be used to push a wide range of sondes up to 150m. For non-conductive pipes or conduits, the T1 transmitter can be connected to a FlexiTrace, which enables continuous locating and tracing of non-metallic ducts or pipes, for up to 80m. Signal clamps can also be used to apply a transmitter signal to a specific cable or pipe where direct connection is not possible and live plug and cable connectors can be used to energize difficult to locate cables such as street distribution or lighting cables.
- Multiple frequency selection optimized for cathode protection systems.
- Power Mode for live, underground cables.
- Radio Mode for dead services such as metallic pipes.
- CPS Mode for pipelines with rectified CPS.
- Strike Alert - warning of live, shallow services.
- TruDepth - accurate depth measurement.
- Dynamic Overload Protection for filtering interference.
- Real Sound - audio signals are derived from the signals detected.
- High contrast display with backlight and bargraph.
- Battery operated receiver and transmitter.
- Sensitivity control.