Tracer Wire & Connectors
Underground tracer wire, also referred to as electrical wire tracer, is used extensively to locate underground pipes and other lines in a highly accurate manner. The wire is placed alongside pipes or lines during installation in order to leave a marker for safe locating before excavation operations at a later date. The underground tracer wire we offer at EGW Gas Solutions is available in sizes 18 through 10 AWG.
Underground Tracer Wire Applications
Modern pipe installation often involves the use of non-metallic piping materials, making them difficult to locate using magnetic resonance. By installing an underground tracer wire, the work environment is made safer for excavators and property owners when future digging is required. When these products are placed alongside underground pipeline systems, mapping the pipe at a later date is simplified through the use of a pipe and cable locator.
Our Underground Tracer Wire Selection
We offer flexible tracer wire manufactured from solid copper clad steel. As a PE insulated conductor, this wire is ideal for detecting buried facilities. It is UL rated and designed to perform at temperatures between -20°C to 80°C. It has an operating voltage of 30V or 600V depending on the specific product. The breakout loads and tensile strengths of the tracer wires also vary based on product and size.
For more information about the underground tracer wire products we offer, give us a call today at 972.446.1655 or fill out our contact form.