Flexible tracer

The Flexible Tracer is highly effective at locating and tracing the route of small diameter, non-metallic ducts, pipes, sewers and drains.

The Flexible Tracer is highly effective at locating and tracing the route of small diameter, non-metallic ducts, pipes, sewers and drains.

When used with any C.Scope Cable Locator and Signal Generator, both the route of a non-metallic pipe and a particular end point can be pinpointed with the Flexible Tracer. This is particularly useful for identifying the position of any blockages or obstructions within the pipe. If a depth measuring Locator is being used then it is also possible to know the depth of the pipe/blockage.

The Flexible Tracer is lightweight and compact making it very easy to transport. It comprises a 6mm diameter, 80m long continuous fibreglass rod housed in a strong reel that rotates on an axle. The axle has a slip-ring allowing the Signal Generator to remain connected to the Connection Terminals of the Flexible Tracer whilst it is being inserted into the pipe to be traced. A tiny Sonde is built into the tip of the Flexible Tracer allowing the end point of the Tracer to also be located. Uniquely, this Sonde is also flexible allowing the Flexible Tracer to negotiate bends in a pipe that would ordinarily stop a conventional Sonde from getting past.

There are two main methods for tracing the route of non-metallic pipes using the Flexible Tracer:

Line Location – Feed the rod into the pipe/duct and attach one Direct Connection lead of a Signal Generator to one connection terminal of the Tracer and the other Direct Connection lead to an Earth Stake. The Rod can then be located thus identifying the route of the pipe.

Tip/Sonde Location – Feed the rod into the pipe/duct and attach one Direct Connection lead of a Signal Generator to one connection terminal of the Tracer and the other Direct Connection lead to the other terminal. This energizes the Sonde at the tip of the Flexible Tracer allowing the end point and the depth of the Flexible Tracer to be identified.

  • Fibreglass rod inside a drum cage mounted in a tubular steel frame.
  • 80m of 5mm diameter flexible fibreglass rod with fully integrated 7.5mm diameter Sonde.
  • Integral Sonde for tip tracing.
  • Integral wire for line tracing.
  • Slip Ring allowing drum rotation when in use.
  • Rotation brake.
  • Unique flexible Sonde performs even in tight angles.
  • Robust but lightweight construction.

Product Name
80 m Flexible Tracer

Part No.
YIRRFT-80

Frequency
Optimised for 32,768Hz

Detection Depth Range:
Line Detection 3 m (dependent upon Locator and Signal Generator type and site conditions)
Tip Detection 4 m (dependent upon Locator and Signal Generator type and site conditions)

Compatibility
Any Signal Generator or Transmitter with 33kHz or 33/131kHz combined output

Rod Length
80 m

Rod Diameter
5 mm nominal

Rod Material
Quality sleeved fibreglass rod with three integral copper wires

Rod Minimum Bend Radius
10 cm (reducing to 15 cm, 5 cm from Tip)

Rod wire diameter
0.45 mm each wire

Transmitting Sonde Diameter
7.5 mm max.

Rigid Tip Length
20 mm max.

Tip Material
Brass

Frame Size
58.8 x 28.8 x 48.5 cm

Frame Material
Powder coated 16 mm steel tube

Reel Diameter
48 cm

Weight
7.5 kg

Slip ring assembly
Sealed multi-wire duplexed

Operational Temperature Range
-20ºC to 50ºC

Storage Temperature Range
-20ºC to 50ºC

IP rating
for Tracer Rod & Tip 68
for Casing 54
for Terminal Box 66

Flexible tracer Manual

Flexible tracer Brochure

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