GSSIis announcing upgrades to its popular UtilityScan ground penetration radar (GPR) system, which identifies the location and depth of subsurface utilities. The newly released 3D data collection and playback mode for the premium UtilityScan DF model now provides an X-ray-like image of the ground, in addition to the standard 2D mode, making it ideally suited for environmental assessment.
The UtilityScan DF offers a non-intrusive means of examining the subsurface for common environmental hazards such as soil contamination, underground storage tanks and drums. This flexible equipment can also delineate landfills and pathways for contaminant flow, as well as conduct hydrogeologic investigations such as water table mapping.
Ideal for locating a variety of metallic and non-metallic targets, the UtilityScan DF has an innovative dual-frequency antenna and touch screen monitor that together allow users to simultaneously view shallow and deep targets in a single scan. Additionally, new software features allow users to input colored markers while using a GPS unit to aid in subsurface target classification.
Also available is the UtilityScan LT, a lower-cost GPR solution based on the original UtilityScan, making it perfect for real-time subsurface target location. With a battery operation life of up to eight hours and a survey speed up to 6.25 mph, data collection is fast and efficient.
In addition to environmental assessment and utility detection, the UtilityScan family of GPR solutions is configurable to the needs of a variety of other applications, including road inspection, concrete scanning and geological, archaeological and forensic investigations. With ten different cart, antenna and control unit configurations, the UtilityScan can be tailored to meet a wide range of needs and budgets.
Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. develops, manufactures and sells GPR equipment, primarily for the concrete inspection, utility mapping and locating, road and bridge deck evaluation, geophysics, and archaeology markets. The equipment is used all over the world to explore the subsurface of the earth and to inspect infrastructure systems non-destructively. GSSI created the first commercial GPR system nearly 45 years ago. To learn more, visit www.geophysical.com.