Gas & Oil Pipelines

Making Locating Easier for the Gas & Oil Pipelines Industry


Are you responsible for gas transmission pipelines, distribution services or for identifying other underground utilities? Schonstedt offers both magnetic locators and pipe and cable locators to fit every need in the gas and oil industry.

Magnetic Locators for gas and oil applications detect valve or curb boxes, shut-off valves and iron pipe joints up to 18′ deep. Magnetic locators react to the outline of a ferrous metal object to pinpoint its location with precision.

We offer a choice of five models: MAGGIE (pistol grip w/audio & display), Spot (“stick” w/audio), GA-52Cx (audio), GA-72Cd (most rugged w/audio & display) and GA-92XTd (extendable w/audio & display). For over 50 years, the GA-52Cx has been the preferred choice of surveyors around the world. The ultralight-weight Spot represents the “Next Generation Stick Locator”. The GA-92XTd allows for easier portability (expands and retracts). And MAGGIE blends the best of the GA-52Cx and GA-92XTd. All are backed with a Schonstedt 7-year warranty.

Pipe & Cable Locators detect the path and depth of metal gas pipelines and distribution services. Pipe and cable locators also detect tracer wire or detectable metal tape (aka mule tape) buried alongside polyethylene (PE) pipe at a maximum depth of 20 feet. The Schonstedt XTpc-82 works best for quick, short distance locates with less congestion. The Rex Multi-Frequency Locator is best in more congested areas as well as for large scale projects demanding the ability to change transmitter frequency or power settings for better accuracy. Both models can detect a pipeline or wire by means of conductive (direct connect) and inductive (indirect) mode. Also available with passive cathodic.

Combination Kits

Magnetic and Pipe & Cable Locator Kits, MPC kits combine the best of both worlds while saving time & effort — all in one convenient hard-case for limited storage situations. Comprising an XTpc utility locator and GA-92XTd magnetic locator, these kits detect and locate all objects described above in Magnetic and Pipe & Cable applications as well as all 512 Hz transmitted sources.

The MPC-Rex Combo Kit is truly the one kit that finds it all, designed for utility locating professionals in Water • Sewer • Gas • Electric • Telecomm industries. The Kit includes a GA-92XTd Magnetic Locator and a Rex Multi-Frequency Pipe & Cable Locator and accessories. The entire system fits easily into a custom shoulder bag.

The MPC-800 kit comes with an 82 kHz transmitter and receiver — best for tracing gas, water and sewer pipelines. The MPC-300 kit comes with an 33 kHz transmitter and receiver — best for tracing electrical and telecommunication cables. The MPC-500 kit comes with a GA-92XTd magnetic locator and a 512 Hz receiver— best for pin-pointing 512 Hz sources such as inspection cameras, boring systems and mini-sondes (beacons or moles) attached to duct rodders, plumber snakes or fish tape.

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