e-Safe - Electronic Service Avoidance For Everyone
Building on feedback received from our global client base for the original e-Safe we have added significant new features and created two additional variants the e-Safe+ and the e-SafeLOG
The original e-Safe provided a simple 2 Level, Top down Signal Masking feature. This enabled Operators to reduce the potential for services to be missed due to them being obscured by noisy data from nearer the surface.
On e-Safe+ this has been replaced with our new Chronos Masking feature. This powerful new feature is equipped with 4 Levels of Top Down & Bottom up Signal Masking enabling operators to temporarily remove potentially unwanted signals starting either from the near surface level and working deeper through the data or, starting from the deepest point and working towards the surface. Not only does this enable an operator to reduce the potential for missed services due to noise from above, but also those which may be missed due to their proximity to other services either above or below particularly; those exerting a greater change in the electrical properties of the ground at any given point.
For those organisations who like to take their safety responsibilities to the next level by monitoring the use of safety critical tools, plant and equipment. The e-SafeLOG offers all the features of the e-Safe+ but with one important addition. An Automatic Log of Use which not only uses the on-board GPS to record the location of eac use but also, each and every button press the operator makes during that use. Every Start, every stop, every depth reading taken, every sensitivity adjustment made and every change to the Chronos masking setting.
This makes it very easy for a Supervisor, Employer or other responsible authority to audit the use of the e-SafeLOG system for a particular location and act accordingly thereafter. Just as important: It also makes it possible for the individual operator to prove the extent of their use for a particular location and therefore their own personal level of compliance with any company procedures, regarding the use and operation of the e-SafeLOG system.
Using our time proven expertise in Ground Penetrating Radar technology (GPR) as a the base technology; our engineers have created a a device that is:-
We are confident that this device will live up to its name and quickly become seen as an essential pre-excavation safety tool.
electronic Service avoidance for everyone.
e-Safe is not just another Cable Avoidance Tool
it's an All Service avoidance tool
By utilising Ground Probing Radar/Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) as its underlying technology e-Safe is capable of detecting the likely presence of utility services and other below ground anomalies made from a wide range of materials including those that are non-conductive and/or non-metallic. In addition: Services are not required to be carrying “Live” power, an AC current or, emanating a discernible electromagnetic field, in order to be detectable.
e-Safe should in most ground conditions; where utility services are found in number, achieve an approximate depth penetration of up to 1.5 metres however; as with all GPR systems, the depth actually achieved will constantly vary according to the subsurface conditions prevailing at the time of use.
In a typical street environment: Pipes, cables or other linear features are often found to run in line with, or directly across the line of the street. Detection success may therefore often be improved by ensuring e-Safe is deployed at right angles to the perceived path within that environment. Where the path of a service is completely unknown: It is strongly recommended e-Safe is deployed in a variety of orientations in order to maximise the likelihood of detection.
e-Safe has been designed as a service avoidance tool for use prior to manual excavation works. It has not been designed for the large area mapping of utilities. For this type of use we recommend our e-Spade lite system.