How To Install Tracer Wires

CCS tracer wire

First step:

Choose tracer wires.

There are several things you need to consider:

  1. Size of conductor. The common size of tracer wire is from 8 AWG to 18 AWG.
  2. The material of conductor. Copper clad steel wire or Pure Copper?
  3. The insulation of tracer wire: HDPE or PVC jacket?
  4. What is your application? Open-cut, Horizontal directional drilling, or Pipe bursting.

In conclusion, which we more recommend is Copper clad steel wire + HDPE jacket.

To sum up the advantage of copper clad steel wire.

  1. Same performance as pure copper.
  2. Excellent reliability
  3. Save material cost
  4. Strong Anti-corrosion
  5. Anti-theft
  6. Anti-aging Properties (HDPE jacket)

Second Step:

Choose Waterproof Connectors.

What kind of connectors we suggest you to buy:

  1. Impact resistant
  2. Waterproof and corrosion proof
  3. Saves time and money
  4. No pre-twisting required
  5. For use in lrrigation, Landscape Lighting
  6. Direct Burry ApplicationsPre-filled
  7. For Outdoor/Irrigation, Outdoor/Electrical wire splices usage
  8. For connections exposed to condensation, water, vapour or dust

Third Step:

Ground Tracer Wires

In short, to make tracer wire is grounded properly.

Fourth Step:

Above all, access points can protect and provide direct connection to tracer wire systems.

Fifth Step:

Installed tracer wire properly. So that we can locate easily by multi-function locating equipment.

The Application of Tracer Wires

  1. YELLOW – Natural Gas Lines
  2. ORANGE – Fiber Optic, Signal and Communication Lines.
  3. BLUE – Potable Water Lines
  4. GREEN – Sewer and Drain Lines
  5. PURPLE – Reclaimed Water Lines
  6. RED – Electric Power Lines
  7. WHITE – Proposed Excavation

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