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GPRS Locates Radiant Heat Tubing at a Tesla Facility – Chicago, Illinois

GPRS was contacted by a local construction company to scan for suspect radiant heat tubing at a new Tesla facility near Chicago, Illinois. The contractor needed to find the heat tubing in order to safely remove the metal sheath around the existing vehicle lifts future building projects.

GPRS also scanned several areas for the electricians on site in order for them to safely dig a trench for new underground electric lines for the Tesla charging stations. GPRS was able to pair thermal imaging and GPR technologies in order to locate the heat tubing for a safer dig and saw cutting.

The thermal camera we use can detect changes in temperature as small as <0.1°C with accuracy with 2°C. When the system is heated near to or after the start of the project there is a contrast between the temperature of the tubing and the concrete slab.

“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (www.gprsinc.com)

Our state of the art GSSI GPR equipment sends radio signals into concrete that send the data back instantly for real-time interpretation. The radio waves are safe for workplaces so there is no need for any stop in work for floors below or around the scan areas. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete using our transmitter box which sends out a frequency via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

“GPRS deploys the best equipment operated by skilled project managers who know how solve your subsurface locating issue. Since our inception, GPRS has completed hundreds of thousands of projects in North America. Our accuracy rate on these projects? Over 99%.” (www.gprsinc.com)

GPRS technicians are commonly called for wide array of locating, such as concrete scanning for rebar, mesh, conduits, radiant tube heating, post tension cables, and any other utility that may be buried. We also scan for private and public utility locates, underground voids or vaults, footings, buried foundations, and Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s). All these tasks are all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans.

At GPRS, safety is one our #1 priority. When saw cutting, digging, or drilling the last thing you, or our technicians, want is to run into any problems. While you may think that there is nothing buried in the concrete or ground, better think again… There is an unfortunate number of people that call because they were proven wrong. The price of one of our technicians is well worth it compared to the costs of repairing a mishap later on.

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

  • Zack Walter, Project Manager
  • 224-563-4445 | zack.walter@gprsinc.com
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