Accessories for tracing non-conductive utilities

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FlexiTrace™ 

Radiodetection's FlexiTrace™ is a flexible rod containing conducting wires running the full length of the rod, with a transmitting sonde at the end and inserted into pipes and ducts where size restricts the use of larger diameter sondes or Flexrods. When used with a Radiodetection locator or transmitter, the FlexiTrace can be used to trace the line of the pipe or to locate blockages and collapses.

Available with a rod diameter of 5mm (0.2") and lengths of up to 80m (263') the FlexiTrace can be used to pinpoint the location of a blockage or used to trace the entire route of the pipe.

The rod can be energized by a Radiodetection Genny or TX and inserted into pipes as small as 12mm and located at depths of up to 3m (10'). It is used with a Radiodetection C.A.T or precision locator to find and trace non-metallic ducts and pipes. Available in English, Dutch, French or German language variants.

 

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FlexiTrace - Technical Specification

  Weight kg (lb) Min. Bend Radius mm (in) Rod Connection Part Number
50m (164') 6 (13) 250 (10) Built in sonde 10/TRACE50-XX
80m (263') 6.5 (14) 250 (10) Built in sonde 10/TRACE80-XX

(XX=D, F, GB, NL.)

 

FlexiTrace Frame size

  Length mm (in) Width mm (in) Height mm (in)
5 mm (0.2") FlexiTrace 850 (33) 520 (21) 940 (37)

 

To use as a mouse, connect both transmitter leads to the FlexiTrace lugs. In this mode, only the tip of the FlexiTrace will be relocatable. To trace the whole length, connect the red transmitter lead to a FlexiTrace terminal and ground the black lead, either to the earth stake or to an appropriate earthing point.

  

Flexrod 

Radiodetection Flexrods are used for inserting and pushing Radiodetection sondes into and along pipes, drains and sewers etc. When used with a Radiodetection locator, Flexrods can be used for tracing the path of the pipe or for locating blockages within. Alternatively the flexrod can be used to pull or thread draw strings/cables through ducts and pipes.

A sturdy, high quality steel frame incorporating a manual brake to help maintain control of the rod is used to house the flexrod. The glass fibre rod in a polypropylene sleeve provides resistance to abrasion, most solvents, oils and acids, together with providing a durable, long lasting visible rod with very good bend strength for operating in tight bends.

Radiodetection Flexrods are available in a wide range, with rod diameters from 4.5mm (0.18") to 11mm (0.43") and rod lengths of 50m (164') to 300m (964').

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Technical Specification

Rod specification:

Core Rod: E-Glass and Vinyl Ester with Polypropylene, UV stabilised.

 

4.5mm (0.18") Rod

  Weight kg (lb) Min. Bend Radius mm (in) Rod Connection Part Number
50M (164') 5 (11) 140 (6) M5 Male thread* 10/FLEXRODF50-4.5
80M (263') 5.5 (12) 140 (6) M5 Male thread* 10/FLEXRODF80-4.5

 

6.7mm (0.26") Rod

  Weight kg (lb) Min. Bend Radius mm (in) Rod Connection Part Number
50M (164') 8 (18) 250 (10) M6 Male thread* 10/FLEXRODF50-7
100M (328') 11(24) 250 (10) M6 Male thread* 10/FLEXRODF100-7
150M (492') 14 (31) 250 (10) M6 Male thread* 10/FLEXRODF150-7

 

9mm (0.35") Rod

  Weight kg (lb) Min. Bend Radius mm (in) Rod Connection Part Number
60M (197') 26 (57) 310 (12) M12 Male thread** 10/FLEXRODF60
120M (394') 35 (77) 310 (12) M12 Male thread** 10/FLEXRODF120

 

11mm (0.35") Rod

  Weight kg (lb) Min. Bend Radius mm (in) Rod Connection Part Number
300M (984') 66 (146) 390 (15) M12 Male thread* 10/FLEXRODF300

*Supplied with pulling eye,  **Supplied with a M10 female thread adaptor.

 

Flexrod Frame size

  Length mm (in) Width mm (in) Height mm (in)
4.5mm (0.18") Flexrod  850 (33)  520 (201)  940 (37)
6.7mm (0.26") Flexrod   600 (24)  210 (8)  770 (30)
9mm (0.35") Flexrod      850 (33)  520 (21)  940 (37)
11mm (0.43") Flexrod   1110 (44)  520 (21)  1130 (45)

 

Accessories

10/6-10FLEXRODADAPTOR   M6 to M10 adaptor to interface 6.7mm rod with RD M10 thread.

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This accessory fits onto the 6.7mm (0.26") rod and has a 10mm (0.39") female end for use with Radiodetection sondes with a 10mm (0.39") male thread.

 

10/SU0335 - M10 Male spring coupling.

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This accessory fits onto the end of the 9mm (0.35") and 11mm (0.43") rod and helps reduce the shock to the sonde and helps ease the sonde around bends.  

 

Sondes

Sondes are self-contained, battery operated devices that are used for tracing and for locating blockages. They transmit at 33 kHz unless otherwise stated, and are commonly fitted to a flexible rod for inserting and pushing along ducts and pipes, or for smaller diameter sondes ' jetted' through pipes or ducts to trace or locate blockages or collapses. An optional plain end cap with eyelet can be purchased for some sondes and is particularly useful when pulling a sonde through a duct on the end of a string, or when 'blown' through ducts.  

 

S6 Microsonde

A micro sized sonde designed for use in very small diameter applications - particularly microducts. Can be fitted to a flexible rod using an M5 female thread or jetted through duct.

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Size Length 83mm (3.27"), Diameter 6.4mm (0.25")
Location Depth 2m (6.5')
Battery CR425 - providing 8 hours continuous use.
Signal 33 kHz continuous
Order codes 10/SONDE-MICRO-33, comprising sonde, flexible adaptor, 2 batteries, case and user guide.
  10/SONDE-MICRO-BATPACK - 10 CR425 batteries in case.

 

S9 Minisonde

A mini sized sonde designed for use in small diameter applications where diameter restricts the use of larger sondes. Can be fitted to a flexible rod using M6 female thread.

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Size Length 138mm (5.4"), Diameter 9mm (0.35")
Location Depth 4m (13')
Battery CR535 - providing 8 hours continuous use.
Signal 33 kHz continuous
Order codes 10/SONDE-MINI-33, comprising sonde, 2 batteries, case and user guide.
  10/SONDE-MINI-BATPACK - 10 CR535 batteries in case.

 

S13 Super Small Sonde

A very small sonde designed for use in small conduits and ducts, and capable of passing around tighter bends. Used with flexible rods or blown /pulled through pipe or duct. Supplied as a kit. 

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Size: Diameter 12.7mm (0.5")
  Length with plain end cap 70mm (2.75") with M10 male end cap 87mm (3.43")
Location Depth: 2M (6.6')
Battery: 2 x V393 silver oxide providing 8 hours continuous use.
Signal: 33 kHz continuous
Pressure: 2 bar - 20m (65') of water. 
Order codes: 10/SONDE-S13-33, comprising sonde body, M10 male threaded end cap, plain end cap, 2 batteries and case.
  10/SONDE-S13-BATPACK, pack of 10 V393 batteries.

  

S18 Small Sonde

A small sonde particularly useful in small diameter applications. Used with flexible rods or blown.pulled through pipe or duct. available as a complete kit.

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Size: Diameter 18mm (0.7")
  Length with plain end cap 82mm (3.2") with M10 male end cap 97mm (3.8")
Location Depth: 4m (13')
Battery: 2 x CR1/3N or 1 x D1/3N providing 8 hours continuous use.
Signal: 33 kHz continuous
Pressure: 2 bar -20m (65') of water
Order codes: 10/S18-33-KIT, comprising sonde body, M10 end cap, plain end cap and 2 batteries
 
  10/SONDE-S18A-33, sonde body, M10 end cap and 1 battery
  10/S18-PLAINENDCAP
  10/S18-BATTERYPACK,  pack of 5 D1/3N type batteries

 

Standard Sonde

The standard sonde combines compact size and strong signal. Supplied with M10 male threaded end cap and available in 512Hz, 8 kHz or 33 kHz options. 

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The 512 Hz version is particularly useful for use in cast iron pipes.

Size: Length 105mm (4.1"), Diameter 39mm (1.5")
Location Depth: 5m (16")
Battery: 1 x AA providing 8 hours continuous use
Signal: 512 Hz, 8 kHz or 33 kHz continuous
Pressure: 2 bar - 20m (65') of water
Order codes: 10/SONDE-STD-512, 512 Hz version
  10/SONDE-STD-8, 8 kHz version
  10/SONDE-STD-33, 33 kHz version
  10/AABATTERYPACK, pack of 5 AA batteries

  

Sewer Sonde

Robust sonde with a very strong enclosure, suitable for abrasive applications such as for use in sewers.  

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Size: Length 168mm (6.6"), Diameter 64mm (2.5")
Location Depth: 8m (26')
Battery: 1 x PP3 providing 15 hours continuous use
Signal: 33 kHz continuous or pulsed (Reverse battery to change signal)
Pressure: 0.2 bar - 2m (6.6') of water
Order codes: 10/SONDE-SEWER-33
  10/PP3BATTERYPACK, pack of 5 PP3 batteries
  10/SONDE-SEWER-SHELL, external shell for heavy-duty applications

  

Super Sonde

Robust sonde with a very strong enclosure, suitable for abrasive applications and for use in deep sewers. 

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Size: Length 318mm (12.5"), diameter 64mm (2.5")
Location Depth: 15m (49')
Battery: 1 x PP3 providing 5 hours continuous use.
Signal: 33 kHz continuous or pulsed (Reverse battery to change signal)
Pressure: 0.2 bar - 2m (6.6') of water
Order codes: 10/SONDE-SUPER-33
  10/PP3BATTERYPACK, pack of 5 PP3 batteries

 

Bendisonde 

A 3-section sonde that is particularly useful in cast iron pipes and applications where flexibility is required.

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Size: Length 475mm (18.8"), Diameter 23mm (0.9")
Location Depth: 6m (20')
Battery life: 1 x AA providing 15 hours continuous use
Signal: 512 Hz continuous
Pressure: 2 bar - 20m (65') of water
Order codes: 10/SONDE-BENDI-512 - sonde with M10 male end cap
  10/AABATTERYPACK, pack of 5 AA batteries

 

NOTE: Sondes are intended to be used for location purposes only and should be used in this way. Failure to do so may result in damage to the sonde and may invalidate the warranty. Sondes are not classified as 'intrinsically safe' for use in applications where hazardous gases are present. The majority of Radiodetection sondes transmit on 33kHz and as such can be used with a wide range of Radiodetection locators. For 512Hz and 8kHz sondes, please check with the specific locator user guide for compatibility.    

 

Range of sonde accessories

Radiodetection has a wide range of accessories for sonde products including connectors for connecting onto rods/drain pipes with various size fittings. Please see the sonde user guide on the Radiodetection website or contact Radiodetection for more information. 

 

Click the link below or copy and paste it into your browser to download the latest version of the sonde user guide.

radiodetection_sonde_userguidev8.pdf

 

Documents may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, modified or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Radiodetection Ltd.Note that Operation Manuals and all their contents are subject to change. Radiodetection products are under continuous development. Radiodetection Ltd reserves the right to modify the product without notice and some product changes may have taken place after this user manual was published.

 

 

 

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