The vLocDM2 Receiver is a hand-held unit which is used to locate the pipeline and provide the operator with a measurement of depth, current magnitude and direction of the near DC signal as applied by the vLocDM2 transmitter and distance between logs.
The vLocDM2 receiver makes the required calculations and displays the results automatically. The current measurement can be stored by a single button press in its internal memory and integrated with precise GPS longitude and attitude coordinates or sent to an external GPS device via its Bluetooth link (or direct cable link) for post-job analysis. Also this information is displayed live in real-time via built-in graphing screen.
The built-in GPS also provides for a unique walk-back feature, enabling users the ability to walk back to the area of concern for instant verification and analysis. Other manufacturers and older model PCM's required multiple crew visits, perhaps over multiple days to review and investigate same data. These unique features of the vLocDM2 provide operators with a method that quickly troubleshoots the CP system by pinpointing metallic contacts (shorts) and pinpointing coating defects while still on the job site, saving operators time and money and reducing time on the job site.
Real-Time graphing and GPS walk-back feature provides instant on-site analysis of pipeline current attenuation. This feature alone provides a revolutionary technological time saver for corrosion personnel utilizing PCM tools.