DETECTING HIDDEN OBJECTS BEFORE DRILLING, CUTTING OR CORING
It’s important to detect embedded pipes, rebar, cables and other hidden objects before you start to drill, core, cut or saw - to avoid hits, damage and potentially costly repairs:
Rebar - if you drill into rebar, you can damage its concrete cover and damage your own tools and drill bits.
Post-tensioned tendon (PT cable) – if you drill into PT cable you can destroy the structural stability and safety of the building. It’s also life threatening, because if a tendon is split into two, it can move out of the concrete structure very quickly and hurt people.
Electrical conduit (live cable) – you can get an electric shock and severely hurt yourself or even be killed.
Water pipe – if you drill into a water pipe or water-filled voids you can damage the building due to leakage.
Wire mesh – if you drill into wire mesh, structural beams, anchors and other embedded objects you can also cause costly damage.
The best Hilti detection systems to deal with these situations are:
HILTI PS 50 MULTIDETECTOR
A useful multipurpose tool to find many different types of objects in various base materials up to a maximum depth of 15cm. Our Hilti PS 50 Multidetector locates metal or plastic pipes, live wires, wood, metal rebar and more.