Non-Destructive Underground Infrastructure Detection and Identification
Nextcom Group is a leader in mapping, identifying and documenting metal and nonmetal underground infrastructure. Underground infrastructure mapping is a new method for detecting and measuring infrastructure, based on advanced equipment such as:
- Electro-magnetic equipment designed to locate conductive infrastructure – A detector built from a transmitter that sends out signals over the conductive infrastructure and a receiver that captures the undulating magnetic waves on the surface.
- GPR (ground penetrating radar) – for locating metallic infrastructure. The GPR sends an electromagnetic signal and is able to discern the presence of non-conductive infrastructure by analyzing the returned frequency.
- Exposing infrastructure using a system for vacuuming loose earth - This is performed using an engineering tool that is able to suck up earth located above infrastructure electromagnetically identified in earlier stages or whose placement is known in approximation. With this system, we can reach underground infrastructure without endangering it and measure its location and diameter, thus allowing planners to obtain a true-to-life schematic that can be used to continue project planning. Most of the “underground market” owners, especially owners of hazardous materials (petrol, gas, etc.) infrastructure are unwilling to risk damage to their assets by backhoe loader searches, and our suction system provides a suitable solution to the problem. Earth suction requires minimal space, offers high availability, and reduces environmental impact or the need for rehabilitation.
- Locating electric cable leaks – Using advanced equipment, we can identify points of failure (damaged lines, loose connections) causing electric current to leaks into the ground. Our method allows us to locate the exact place of damage, without need for extensive site excavations, harm to the environment or lengthy resolution times.
- Infrastructure Location Beacon This specialized beacon serves to detect empty pipes up to 9 meters underground. The beacon is inserted into the piping and broadcasts high powered electromagnetic waves. By doing so, the beacon provides information regarding the depth and location of said pipes. The beacon’s signal is monitored by a detector as described above.
The World’s Most Advanced Underground Infrastructure Technology
Nextcom Group possesses the most up to date infrastructure detection knowledge and technologies available in today’s global marketplace. This combination allows Nextcom to generate an accurate picture of the sought after infrastructure under any field conditions, regardless of the ground type and without having to risk existing infrastructure during excavations.
Our proficiencies in this area gain our clients a slew of additional advantages, such as:
- An ability to perform detailed planning based on the actual state of affairs, including generating an “As-Made” plan by a certified surveyor.
- To obtain a map of underground infrastructure when replacing old piping or during repair work.
- To avoid damage to infrastructure and putting lives at risk.
For additional information and a commitment free consultation regarding mapping underground infrastructure, please contact us.
Arnon Tzofar - Detection department manager 052-4207623