Inaccurate positioning records for underground utilities can create engineering and construction challenges, along with health/safety hazards, costing your business money and putting your team at risk.
Abaxa’s 3D Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an advanced, non-invasive subsurface imaging technology with four multi-frequency antennas. It uses short pulses of energy to allow it to “see” into the ground.
In this way, GPR helps you avoid utility position inaccuracies while simultaneously improving the safety, accuracy and speed on your design projects.
How 3D Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) works
Ground Penetrating Radar works to capture the data of subsurface materials and utilities.
It’s comprised of four multi-frequency antennae (200 and 600 MHz) which emulate the power of eight radars placed alongside each other.
Abaxa’s extended, multi-channel width capability and our custom developed software mean Abaxa can provide you with a faster, more reliable data processing and interpreting service, as well as reduced time pressure on your projects.
Abaxa’s GPR machines are configured to produce 3D imaging of the path subsurface, generating an image approximately 2+ metres wide. You’ll have far greater transparency of underground utilities when this 3D technology is applied to your site.
Strongly reduces strike risk
Accurate data collection is a crucial part of reducing strike risk. Abaxa’s 3D GPR technology provides faster, more reliable data.
GPR is one of several minimally disruptive, cost-efficient technologies we use to acquire and manage utility data.
Abaxa’s high standards mean we can minimise obscurities associated with GPR data acquisition and interpretation and maximise understanding of the data results for reporting and use within the engineering process.
Highly qualified personnel
Our 3D GPR is sophisticated technology and is only operated by highly skilled personnel. With our advanced technology and experience, our team can help give you the insight you need to make effective decisions regarding survey design, frequency selection, realistic depth penetration expectations, and data interpretation.
To perform an effective GPR investigation, it’s essential that an experienced geologist or geophysicist with a sound working knowledge of the targeted subsurface area is involved.
Abaxa only employs highly skilled and fully qualified personnel to operate our four-antennae GPRs.
A Clear Safety-First Solution
Most project sites present many limitations and barriers. At Abaxa we follow processes meticulously to ensure compliance and safety for everyone involved.
To provide the foundation for GPR success, Abaxa operates within a ‘refined managed system’. This is essential for the accurate collection of data and the clear depiction of underground utilities.
Our system demands a thorough investigation of geologic, climatic, and target-specific information, plus details about the project site before proceeding with a GPR investigation.
Efficient and Cost-Effective
Benefits you’ll gain from our GPR technology and custom software
Ground Penetrating Radar Technology
- Makes risk reduction and decision making faster and easier with detailed, accurate subsurface data
- Safe and non-destructive with no damage or mess
- Reduces project timelines with rapid coverage of large areas
- Cost-effective and non-disruptive because equipment used is quiet and compact
- Provides more accurately located results on-site or imported into CAD/GIS than standard methods
- Offers the highest detection performance
- Automatic target detection recognition: a dedicated tool that helps the operator locate pipes and cables
- 2D and 3D tomography: optimised tomography for immediate visualisation of pipes and cables
- Automatic transfer to CAD/GIS: localised pipes and cables automatically transferred to CAD (AutoCAD or Micro station) or GIS maps
Why Choose Abaxa?
Our technology is world class, as is our service quality and reliability. We care as much as you do that your project keeps moving, stay on time, on budget and with a thorough risk assessment to manage your Duty of Care at all times.
To confirm your choice to go ahead with our Utility Survey services or schedule a project discovery meeting, simply contact us at 1300 369 642.
You can trust Abaxa to be there on time and reduce asset risk on your project.
But don’t just take our word for it; here’s what clients are saying:
“We only use Abaxa because of expertise, full knowledge of the City and Service location. They’re very professional and willing to help with anything on site.”
(Neil Yates, Construction Supervisor at City of Perth)
“Abaxa’s set up and work method is second to none. The accuracy, speed and competent workmanship you get… and equipment they use is probably the best you can get.”
(Sid Hankinson, Construction Supervisor at Water Corporation)
The project requires management of a patrol along the Parmelia Pipeline for APA to protect people and infrastructure from a disturbance of this high pressure gas transmission pipeline.
The project required a Utility Survey to identify, locate utilities and complete a site features and utility survey to support engineering final design in a replacement plan for water mains constructed more than a century ago in Fremantle. The replacement of water mains was scheduled by the Water Corporation from August to October 2019.
For this project, Abaxa was involved with Perth’s first Smart Freeway including creation of an additional lane from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge. The Smart Freeway will use smart technology to open and close traffic lanes in the event of an incident and adjust speed limits to get more traffic through during busy periods.