Electromagnetic (EM) Induction for Utility Locating

multiVIEW Locates leverages the most advanced Electromagnetic (EM) Induction tools available to locate a wide range of underground assets including fibre communications, high-voltage electricity, high-pressure gas mains, water and sewer pipes, switches, pressure plates, and other complex infrastructure.

Electromagnetic (EM) Induction techniques include:

  • Straight Induction: No connection to utility hardware, the transmitter is placed over the position of the suspected utility and the field is induced onto the target line by “spilling” the electromagnetic field through the earth and onto the utility.
  • Direct Connect: A signal lead cable from the transmitter is attached to a piece of utility hardware that is connected to the target line. A ground lead attached to a grounding stake allows the signal to return to the transmitter, thus setting up an electric circuit.
  • Induction Clamp: The clamp is placed around conduits or exposed cables and is generally used for tracing electrical or telecom cabling. Coils of wire in the clamp are energized by the transmitter and produce a magnetic field that is transferred onto the cable. The traced cable must be fully grounded at both ends of the line for this method to be effective.

Learn more about Electromagnetic (EM) Induction technology.

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Our investment in Technical Expertise

Our Field Technicians receive comprehensive technical training and have unmatched experience in leveraging EM Induction equipment. In addition to hands on experience, all technicians are trained to have an academic understanding of EM theory including field distortion and wave propagation.

Our Field Technicians are ORCGA Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) certified and opt to partake in a variety of post-employment training that includes:

  1. Advanced Underground Locating Seminar – Radiodetection Canada
  2. Safety Awareness for Underground Electrical Workers – Electrical and Utilities Safety Association of Ontario
  3. Traffic Control and Roadway Work Operations Seminar – Electrical and Utilities Safety Association of Ontario
  4. Standard Level (including CPR) First Aid – Emergency Care Instruction Services

Learn more about our Training program.

As your partner in Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection, we’ve defined core values that drive our operations and form the basis of everything we do.

30+ years industry experience

We’ve achieved a unique position in the marketplace based on decades of experience, which allows us to provide added value to our customers.

Commitment to quality

We’re guided by our Quality Management System (QMS) and our team of experts executes all processes with the highest regard for quality.

Fast, flexible & responsive

Our strategic approach to resourcing fosters scalability, flexibility, and rapid response times. We’re here to support you 24/7, and no project is too complex.

Dedicated to training & safety

We foster a culture of continuous improvement through comprehensive internal and external training. Our Health & Safety culture is backed by our HS&E Manual.

Qualified, dedicated project partners.

A full suite of Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection services backed by our focus on Safety, Quality and Customer Excellence.