The tracking system comprises a ground probe, Bluetooth headset and charger cable, batteries and a high-impact carry case.
The sensitive system uses ground vibration, which amplifies the sound of the pig cups or discs hitting weld joints along the pipeline.
The GeoPhone ground probe is pushed into the ground directly over the pipeline, allowing the user to hear a pig approaching from up to 8 km away, though this can vary depending on soil conditions.
The ground probe itself can run for up to 30 hours of operation, using four AA batteries.
The Bluetooth headset features adjustable volume control for the user’s comfort and has a functional range of 12.2 m; users should take care to adjust the volume as the pig gets closer to the user’s location, as the sound will grow louder.
The headset can be recharged using the USB cable included with the system, with each charge providing 24 hours of operational life.
“We understand the need of making tracking systems easier to use without compromising quality,” Enduro Pipeline Services President Dwane Laymon said.
“The Wireless GeoPhone is an excellent tool without restrictions, meaning less hassle for the end users.”
Enduro will be displaying the Wireless GeoPhone at the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference (PPIM) in Houston, Texas.
Visit the company at booth 731 in the PPIM Exhibition Hall to get a firsthand look at the new product.
For more information visit the Enduro website.
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