Pipe Locating Systems

Heitman Laboratories has developed two unique pipe locating systems that can easily and effectively locate plastic pipe, cement pipe, concrete transit, and other non-metallic pipe. Our systems are self-contained, extremely portable, do not require external power sources or imbedded tracing wire. They can be operated in the field by a single operator and can be used over a wide variety of systems and pressure levels when coupled with our kits. The equipment is capable of very specific location and can be used readily as long as the water source is between 300 to 500 feet of the target site (sometimes more). Our Model P100 PipeTool™ System is capable of much greater distances.

The technology used in our Model P50 PipeTool™ is precisely the same that we have employed for over 20 years in the field. This system has a proven track record of rugged dependability in all applications and has served our customers well. It provides years of accurate location and trouble free operation.

Our Model P100 PipeTool™ builds on the lessons learned in the field and incorporates digital technology and wireless capability to both improve performance over distance and reliablilty. This system has also now been in use in the field for over five years and has a proven track record of success.

Our pipe locators can be used interchangeably with any of our transmitter kits so transition from one instrument to the other does not require the purchase of additional equipment. Use of the systems, regardless of the choice you make, is easy to learn making training time short and effective pipe location only minutes away even for the novice.   

MODEL P50 PipeTool ™  

MODEL P50 PipeTool ™ Specs

We are very pleased to announce the availability of our new private label plastic pipe locator system. The system is called the Model P50 PipeTool™ Plastic Water Pipe Locator. The P50 uses identical technology and is assembled on the same line as our original RD500 and Aquatrac 50 that we have manufactured for years to be sold through our distributor network.  Please click here for pricing and ordering information!!!

The Model P50 PipeTool™ offers the proven reliability and performance of the RD500 Receiver developed by Heitman Laboratories about 19 years ago. This unit will be our most cost effective pipe locator system and we believe the most cost effective plastic pipe locator system available. Reliability is assured because we are using the technologies and internal components that have been field tested for over 20 years in locations all around the world. The P50 comes with a special carry case that has compartments for the receiver with the spike installed, a hard surface plate, and the headphones needed for use.

The receiver is supplied with a 9volt battery and is ready for use as soon as it is removed from the case, eliminating the need for any external power sources. The Model P50 PipeTool™ is fully compatible with any of the PipeTool transmitter kits also available through Heitman Labs. Click here if you need any more information on the products.

Model P50 PipeTool™ Receiver Kit
The P50 Receiver Kit is shipped containing the following items:

  1. Custom Designed Carry Case
  2. Pipe Tool 50 Receiver
  3. Headphones (Volume adjustable)
  4. Hard Surface Plate
  5. Owner’s Manual
  6. 9V Battery (Installed)
  7. Spike (Installed)

All P50 Receiver, P100 Receiver, and TransOnde Kit repairs and warranty services are provided by Heitman Laboratories.
Please see our repair and warranty service information on this website for specific repair guidelines and additional information. Please click here to be taken to the repair or warranty service information.

MODEL P100 PipeTool ™  

MODEL P100 PipeTool ™ Specs

We are very pleased to announce the availability of the new and improved, next generation receiver for locating plastic water pipes. The system is called the Model P100 PipeTool™ Plastic Water Pipe Locator.

The Model PI00 PipeTool™ offers improved reliability and performance over the RD500 Receiver developed by Heitman Laboratories about 19 years ago. Reliability is improved by removing the external controls, most of the cables and the meter from the probe pole and providing a highly reliable slick pole with only a single push-button membrane switch on the top. The most frequent items repaired on RD500 Receivers are broken control cables, control housings, meters and headphones. All of these items have been removed from the probe pole and relocated in a separate receiver.

The small meter utilized in the RD500 Receiver has been replaced with a large digital bar graph display that improves the location resolution. The bar graph is contained in a rugged case that may be worn on a belt clip or hand-held. The Probe Pole and the Receiver are connected using wireless radio technology. We have added frequency (F+, F-) adjustments to improve the clarity of the received signal and increase location range. Some PI00 customers have reported location ranges up to double those provided by their RD500 Receivers. The P100 is fully compatible with all PipeTool TransOndes kits. Click here if you need any more information.

Model P100PipeTool™ Receiver Kit
The P100 Receiver Kit is shipped containing the following items:

  1. Custom Designed Carry Case
  2. Pipe Tool 100 Transmitter  (pole)
  3. Pipe Tool 100 Receiver ( Case with Belt Clip)
  4. Headphones (Volume adjustable)
  5. Hard Surface Plate
  6. Owner’s Manual
  7. 9V Battery (installed in transmitter)
  8. AA Batteries ( 6ea – installed in receiver)
  9. Spike (Installed)

 

 

 

All RD500 Receiver, P100 Receiver, and TransOnde Kit repairs and warranty services are provided by Heitman Laboratories. Please see our repair and warranty service information on this website for specific repair guidelines and additional information. Please click here to be taken to the repair or warranty service information.

 

PIPETOOL™ TRANSMITTER KITS

Heitman Labs has designed three (3) different transmitter kits that are compatible with either the Model P50 PipeTool™ or the Model P100 PipeTool™ pipe locator systems when used in the proper application. These kits include the hoses, fittings, and adapters most often needed for quick connection at the source. Transmitters are connected at sprinkler heads, water meter bases, and fire hydrants/cleanouts. They are color coded for ease of identification at the job site as they are calibrated specifically prior to shipment in order to provide the maximum performance for each application.
 

The Sprinkler Kit / Low Power/ Green / H50101

The Sprinkler kit is shipped containing the things you need to hook up to a Low Pressure System:

 

The Water Meter Kit / Medium Power / Yellow/ H50102

The Water Meter kit is shipped containing the things you need to hook up to a medium pressure system:

 

The Fire Hydrant Kit / High power / Red/ H50103

he Fire Hydrant Kit is shipped containing the things you need to hook up to a high pressure system:

 

 

TransOndes

The pulse wave generating devices or thumpers that must be coupled with our line of pipe locating equipment are known as “TransOndes”. Our “TransOndes” have been developed and designed specifically to be utilized with the Heitman Laboratories pipe locators and provide the capability to use our pipe locating systems over the broadest possible range of water systems from the lowest pressures and pipe sizes to those connected to fire hydrants and water mains. They provide suitable pulse waves for these different applications while minimizing the risk of damage to pipe, fittings, connections, and sub-strata. For this reason, our “TransOndes” come in 3 different color coded applications with factory calibration and presets that are not field adjustable.  When these “TransOndes “ are coupled with the PipeTool  transmitter kits and our Model P50 PipeTool™ or Model P100 PipeTool™ they may be used to effectively locate plastic pipe in a wide variety of systems and locations.


Green TransOnde / Low power / Sprinkler
The Low Power TransOnde is color coded green and has been calibrated for use on low power systems such as sprinkler systems etc.  This TransOnde is sometimes referred to as a hose bib TransOnde but please keep in mind that we do not recommend  connection  to any source that is directly connected to systems inside walls, floors, attics, or other internal locations as the vibration created during use may damage existing pipe and or fixtures.


Yellow TransOnde / Medium Power / Meter Pit
The medium power TransOnde is color coded yellow and has been calibrated for use in medium power systems such as the meter pit hook-up.


Red TransOnde / High Power / Fire Hydrant
The high power TransOnde is color coded red and has been calibrated for use in high power systems such as direct to fire hydrants. Please keep in mind that TransOndes can be used in higher power locations without risk, although the performance will be reduced, but may never be used in a lower power location as the pressure wave generated will be far too powerful. Please call us if you have any questions regarding application.



Transmitters are factory calibrated to provide specific water flow rates. (Flow rates are generally expressed in liters per minute (or gallons per minute.) Special test equipment is required to calibrate Transmitters, internal Transmitter adjustments must not be attempted by users. Any such adjustments will void the equipment warranty and may result in damage to the attached pipe system.

Larger diamter pipes require higher flow rates to produce a strong signal output. The Three types of Transmitters currently are summarized in the Transmitter Type Summary table below:

Power / Color Code
Diameter of Pipe
Service Type
Low / GREEN
< 5 cm (2 in.)
Service and Sprinkler Lines
Medium / YELLOW
> 5 cm (2 in.)
Small Water Mains
High / RED*
> 15 cm (6 in.)
Large Water Mains
CAUTION:
Red Transmitters should only be used on the fire hydrants.
Do not use yellow transmitters on service or sprinkler lines.

 

 

Repairs

Heitman Laboratories is the manufacturer and the only authorized repair center for the RD500 Pipe Locating System, the Aquatrac 50 Pipe Locating System, the Aquatrac 100 pipe Locating System, as well as our private label lines, the Model P50 PipeTool™ and the Model P100 PipeTool™. We handle both warranty services and repairs for all of our Plastic Pipe Locator Systems and “TransOndes” Kits directly through our manufacturing facility.

At Heitman Labs we try to make the repair process as painless as possible for our end users regardless of which distributer they may have used for the original purchase of their pipe locating system. It is not necessary to contact the original distributer for approvals or processing and in some cases this may actually slow down the repair and result in a longer downtime for your equipment.  We do not use Return Authorization Numbers on Repairs so it is not necessary to contact us prior to returning an item for repair. However, we do need complete information from you along with your return so that we can handle your repair in the quickest way.

Click here for a Return Information Form

Our typical repair process is as follows:

  1. Product received (with complete information)
  2. Product evaluation completed
  3. Repair estimate created
  4. Repair estimate faxed or emailed to customer
  5. Approval received from customer (must be in written form – no Verbal Approvals)
  6. Repair Completed
  7. Product returned UPS Ground

Items being returned should be shipped to the following address:

Heitman Laboratories, Inc.
2512 Summit Ave Suite 307
Plano, Texas 75074


Not certain that you need a repair? Please feel free to call us at 800 451-6539 and we will be happy to assist you with identifying an issue or trouble shooting your equipment prior to the return.  


We offer a limited one year warranty against manufacturer defects that covers parts and labor. We can do this because we know our equipment is manufactured to the highest of standards and constructed with parts made in the USA.

We are proud to say that we seldom ever have to worry about warranty repairs because our line of plastic pipe locator systems is durable and designed for the kind of field use that we know our customers will subject them to on a daily basis.



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Heitman Laboratories, Inc
2512 Summit Ave
Suite 307
Plano, TX 75074
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972-509-2400
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