GSSI, a leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announced updates to its popular UtilityScan GPR system, the industry standard for efficiently identifying and marking 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 well 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 (10 km/h), 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 10 different cart, antenna and control unit configurations, the UtilityScan can be tailored to meet a wide range of needs and budgets. All UtilityScan configurations deliver exceptionally high-quality data and are rugged enough to withstand years of field usage.