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Underground Utility Marking Options – What’s The Best Choice?

Underground Utility Marking Options – What’s The Best Choice?

Like the variety of underground utility locator systems used by utility companies, contractors, and public agencies to find buried assets, there exists a diverse array of underground utility marking options. As with locators, there is no method that best applies to every situation.

RFID’s Impact On Vacuum Extraction Services In The Subsurface Utility Industry

RFID’s Impact On Vacuum Extraction Services In The Subsurface Utility Industry

Vacuum extraction tools have played a vital role in the process of locating subsurface utilities in recent history. High-pressure vacuum equipment allows for relatively fast asset locating without the need to dig large disruptive trenches, which waste both time and resources.

The Basics of RFID Marking Part 2: Situating RFID Within the Broader Industry

The Basics of RFID Marking Part 2: Situating RFID Within the Broader Industry

In Part 1 of this in depth look at the world of RFID and its uses within the subsurface utility industry, I covered the basics of the technology and some of the general features that make it stand out among other tools used to locate, map, and identify assets.

Cross-Boring Damage: How Underground RFID Marking Technology Can Help Prevent It

Cross-Boring Damage: How Underground RFID Marking Technology Can Help Prevent It

Imagine you’re engaged in a high-stakes game of connect-the-dots. On spotted paper, you and a partner alternate drawing lines in an attempt to create a picture. You can’t just draw a line anywhere and expect it to turn out. You have to start at a dot and stop when you reach another, and intersecting lines are a serious no-no for the players.

Utility System, Not Workers, To Blame For Damage Associated With Underground Utility Detection

Utility System, Not Workers, To Blame For Damage Associated With Underground Utility Detection

There are certain things that, no matter how often they happen, we should never accept without question.  Accidental death and injury fit into this category. And though none of us would ever claim to justify these things, our actions may sometimes suggest otherwise. Take, for example, the current practice of underground asset detection and digging near a buried utility.

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