Isaiah Rice using ground penetrating radar
400 MHz antenna to locate high voltage power line
under this gravel road.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has been working with
Gallatin Steel at their Ghent, KY facility to assist in
identifying the location of underground utilities prior
to their excavations. In April 2008, Gallatin called Isaiah
Rice of GPRS’ office in Dayton, OH to assist with
finding utilities running parallel to the plant’s
internal rail system.
The facility wanted to install an additional
conduit in a electrical bank, but before digging wanted
to determine the optimal location to put it and to avoid
existing buried utilities. Isaiah used a 400 MHz antenna
(made by Geophysical Survey Systems) to locate these utilities
prior to the excavation. The facility was able to complete
the installation of this conduit without encountering
any unknown utilities due to their proactive use of the
GPR technology. This Gallatin facility has made it policy
to use GPR prior to any excavation or concrete cutting
on site, in order to avoid a costly shutdown and to proceed
with these type of projects in the safest manner possible.
We commonly use the 400 MHz GPR antenna
to locate underground electrical, gas, communications
banks, water lines, sewers, and underground storage tanks
(UST). Isaiah Rice is the Regional Director for Central
& Southern Ohio, Southern Indiana, Kentucky, and West
Virginia. Contact Isaiah at 937.604.7802.