Duct tracing

The duct sonde family includes a whole range of robust, water tight and powerful transmitter sonds to be used from fiber optic micro ducts to sewers. Sonde diameters are 6.4mm, 9mm and 18mm and tracing frequencies 10kHz, 33kHz and 512Hz. Accessories include push rods and adapters to different thread sizes. Video shows typical tracing depth for the sonds.

 

Comparison table of Vesala duct sondes. Indicated range is typical tracing distance with Vesala CL43 receiver. Maximum range is longer.

Model Diameter Frequency Signal Range in the air Range in cast iron duct IP/IK code Battery type Battery life Optional battery compartment
MPL4-33 4.6 mm 33 kHz Continuous 2.3 m 0 m IP67/IK02 BR425 or CR425 9 h
MPL6-10 6.4 mm 10 kHz Interrupted 1.2 m 0 m IP67/IK03 BR425 or CR425 9 h
MPL6-33 6.4 mm 33 kHz Continuous 2.3 m 0 m IP67/IK03 BR425 or CR425 9 h
MPL7-10 7.5 mm 10 kHz Interrupted 3.3 m 0 m IP67/IK07 BR535 or CR535 6 h MPL7-M5
MPL7-33 7.5 mm 33 kHz Continuous 5.1 m 0 m IP67/IK07 BR535 or CR535 6 h MPL7-M5
MPL9-10 9.0 mm 10 kHz Interrupted 3.5 m 0 m IP67/IK07 BR535 or CR535 6 h MPL9-M5
MPL9-33 9.0 mm 33 kHz Continuous 5.7 m 0 m IP67/IK07 BR535 or CR535 6 h MPL9-M5
PL18-05 18 mm 512 Hz Continuous 5.3 m 3.5 m IP68/IK08 LS14250 8 h PL18-FM, PL18-M10M
PL18-33 18 mm 33 kHz Continuous 10 m 0 m IP68/IK08 LS14250 20 h PL18-FM, PL19-M10M
PL42-05 42 mm 512 Hz Continuous 13 m 8.4 m IP68/IK08 8 x LR6 5 h

Duct tracing There are 13 products.

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  • Battery compartment MPL9-M5 with M5 mounting thread for MPL9 duct sondes

  • Battery compartment PL18-M10M with M10 male mounting thread for PL18 duct sondes

  • CL43 Compact Locator is an affordable and easy-to-use wire and cable and duct sonde locator. Outdoors CL43 can be used to trace and pinpoint underground cables from several metres depth. Indoors CL43 can be used to locate for example floor heating cables and wires inside walls.

  • MPL4 is micro-sized transmitter sonde for tracing microduct and other tube blockages. It has only 4.6 mm diameter so it fit into ducts having inner diameter of 6 mm or more. 

  • MPL6 is micro-sized transmitter sonde for tracing microduct and other tube blockages. It has only 6.4mm diameter so it fit into ducts having inner diameter of 8mm or more. MPL6-10 is compatible with Vesala’s 10kHz wire and cable tracers.

  • MPL7 is flexible and only 7mm diameter transmitter sonde for tracing microduct and other tube blockages. It is very useful when new cables are to be pushed into old ducts, which already have installed cables or other obstacles. MPL7-10 is compatible with Vesala’s 10kHz wire and cable tracers.

  • MPL9 is flexible and only 9mm diameter transmitter sonde for tracing microduct and other tube blockages. It is very useful when new cables are to be pushed into old ducts, which already have installed cables or other obstacles. MPL9-10 is compatible with Vesala’s 10kHz wire and cable tracers.

  • PL18-05 is a low frequency (512Hz) pipe transmitter sonde, which enables tracing of underground cast iron ducts and their blockages. Also stainless steel ducts commonly used in industry can be followed and checked with PL18-05.

  • PL18 is a small pipe transmitter sonde which is an efficient accessory for the Vesala CL43 Compact Locator and other Vesala cable tracers using the 512kHz (PL18-05) or 33kHz (PL18-33) tracing frequency.

  • PL42-05 is Vesala’s most powerful sonde particularly for metal ducts. The sonde has an M12 thread in their battery compartment end for push rod mounting. PL42-05 is packed in a small carrying/storage case including 8 pcs AA/LR6 batteries.

  • SPA10/20 is an accessory for the Vesala cable tracers. It is suitable for tracing e.g. small empty cable piping routes in buildings, prefabricated hollow wall blockages or non-conductive sewers and their blockages. Usage of SPA10/20 resembles usage of the pipe transmitters, which is an independent transmitter.

  • Mounting adapter PL-MSA (for PL18 and M10 & M5 push rods)

  • Mounting adapter PL18-FM, flexible (for PL18 and M12 & M6 push rods)

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