Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a special services contractor in the
Houston Metro area to conduct a scan in an area of concern at a local
ExxonMobil facility. The contractor
needed to excavate around some existing water valves for some underground
maintenance on the water lines coming from these valves. Part of the facilities
ground disturbance regulations was to call in a private utility locate to
minimize any damage or dangers during this operation. Enter GPRS, the largest provider of private
subsurface locating in the country.
Within 24 hours, the Houston branch of GPRS mobilized to the site to
conduct the locate. When GPRS arrived on
site, the site contact for the contractor walked us to the area of concern and
pointed out all the potential issues.
Right away, we were able to determine that the area was going to be
highly congested with pipelines, water lines and electric conduits based on
just basic observation of aboveground indicators. GPRS conducted the scan using a 350Mhz GPR
antenna and RD8100 electromagnetic pipe locator. GPRS was able to mark these out and save on
potentially thousands of dollars in damage and prevent any possible injuries.
Using the SIM (Subsurface Investigation Methodology) system that was created by
GPRS, the contractor was provided with clear markings and a walk-through of all
findings. The contractor was able to
make all necessary adjustments to the drilling in real time as the GPRS Project
Managers completed each of the scan areas.
During this process, the GPRS Project Manager on site provided clear and
concise communication with the client on all site limitations and findings. Using the information provided, the client
was able to make informed decisions, keeping their project on time, under
budget, and most importantly, safe.
Safety is top priority with GPRS; all necessary personal protective
equipment (“PPE”) is utilized at all time on all work on sites, and our goal is
to get our team, and yours, home safely.
above-ground is never a safe indication of what’s below. Contact Ground
Penetrating Radar Systems prior to any excavation, boring, sampling, or
remediation projects to locate any known or unknown underground utility lines.
This will help you and your team avoid costly repairs and delays to your
project. Ground Penetrating Radar System
uses the newest and most advanced tools in the industry. When coupled with our
industry-leading proprietary training program, our Projects Managers bring
unparalleled excellence to your scope of work. (Visit www.simspec.org
for more information). Using a vast network of experienced Project Managers
across the country, there is never a problem that GPRS is not ready to
tackle. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems
provides the solutions to the problems that can be experienced by any trade or
contractor in the field.
Our Mission is to
to the critical problems our customers
face regarding the location of hidden
elements in concrete and underground
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