Monte Harnden

Founder & President, Center Line Resources

Monte Harnden worked for Marathon Pipeline for 39 years. He also founded Center Line Resource Locator Training and has provided formal locator training for the last 15 years. His primary interest is in promoting damage prevention through education. You may reach him at mlharnden@rtconnect.net

It’s Time for a New Approach on Tracer Wire and Telecom Locating Systems

Telecom systems (excluding fiber optic cables) don’t normally require tracers because the locate signal is applied to the conductor sheaths. However, many principles mentioned in this article still strongly apply. Tracer wire is specially designed to be buried near non-metallic pipes and cables. Some examples are fiber optic cables, poly pipe, fiber glass pipe, PVC …

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Solving Tracer Wire and Telecom Locating Issues

Many problems related to accuracy on tracer wire and telecom wire locate systems are directly related to a poor understanding of locating principles. To minimize excavation damage, I would like to expose some of the issues. THE BASICS Electromagnetic locating equipment usually consists of two pieces – the transmitter, which sends AC electrical energy along …

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