Radiodetection RD8000 Precision Cable & Pipe Locator obsolete replacement RD8100
Previously the flagship model aimed at professionals of any industry, designed for locating buried cables, pipes and radio frequency check points. Examples of deployments included Oil and Gas, Water, Telecoms and Power sectors.
The RD8000 has a integrated compass which indicates the direction of cabling or pipes so the target line can be followed with the locator, indicating depth of target more accurately (Radiodetection’s Trudepth feature). Peak and Null mode is standard,providing indicative magnetic field interference, caused either by the land or neighbouring utilities. The locator includes SurveyCERT, a programme that correlates with the Geographical Information System package, providing stored data from a surveyed area. This can be sent to third parties from a PC for auditing and analysis. Storage capacity up to 1000 readings.
In high voltage or other areas where there is large volume of electrical signal noise, locators can struggle to operate. To combat this the locator features Dynamic Over load Protection, filtering out rogue signals. This means the RD8000 can be used around mains incomers, electricity sub stations and in rail applications where HV lines are present, it is approved for use by network Rail in the UK.
There are two models in the range, the RD8000PXL features a spectrum of passive, active and sonde frequencies and has a selection individual operator included as standard. RD8000PDL is a step up with all the functionality of the RD8000 and a boarder range of frequencies including CATV and CPS. Additional features are current direction, fault find and depth on power.
To control the transmitter remotely from the locator LB should be added to the model prefix. This feature called iLOC is performed by Bluetooth enabling the user to change the transmitter frequency and the frequency of RD8000 to match. In areas prone to interference or where other locators are in operation, the iLOC sidestep facility allows the user to move the transmitter frequency slightly above the selected frequency. iLOC also facilitates adjustment of transmitting power and allows TX sleep or power on.
Transmitters for the RD8000 are TX-1 one watt low power, Tx-3 three watt medium power and the Tx-10 ten watt high power. Bluetooth control available as optional on 3 and 10 watt versions only.