The complexity in the underground location service lies in the type of facilities where you work. The case of the detection of underground services made to Frontline Contractors (www.frontlinecontractors.com) was a difficult case, because according to its requirement, it was necessary to perform an underground location service for the installation project of a fiber optic cable approximately 180 feet, at a mobile cellular operator station (@Sprint), in 1903 Lake Pine Dr. Cary – NC 27502.
As can be seen in the images, it is an industrial facility in which there are all types of wiring. From power, control and communications cables. The problem in facility of this type is the Input-Output interferences. That is, the interferences generated by the equipment and systems in the radiolocation equipment, as well as that generated by the radiolocation equipment in the equipment and systems of the station.
It is where the experience of a good team makes the difference. The radiolocation equipment must be configured to work delicately in industrial facility of this type, making the least impact on the operations of the station, but with the necessary precision to detect in the subsoil the possible services that may interfere in the installation route of the fiber optic cable.
It is the risk that work teams must take in the underground location detection service. In the specific case, after interacting with the work team of the station, the radiodetection work was carried out. A work team of our company remained standby at the station of the mobile operator, to ensure the success of the excavation, in the sense that it would not interrupt vital services inside the station. Due to the complexity of wiring installed, it can be said that the operation was a success.
Only minor incidents with 3 power cables that were not in service, but that ultimately did not compromise the operation of the facilities. Thanks to the preparation, responsiveness and proactivity of the work teams of all of the related companies and especially of Frontline Contractor (www.frontlinecontractors.com) and Sprint (@Sprint), the project objectives were achieved without major risks, in time and estimated costs. We thank everyone.