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3M™ Dynatel™ Locating and Marking System

As communities grow, so do their underground assets. It becomes increasingly more important to quickly and accurately identify exactly what is buried underground and where. Dynatel locating and marking system delivers more information to accelerate identification and help avoid costly mistakes.

3M manufactures 7 different RFID marker types, colour coded for easy identification of the utility that is marked.  3M has specialised solutions for the following markets:

New / Existing Utilities

A comprehensive set of solutions for utility companies, allowing the easy 'marking' and subsequent 'locating' of all types of assets, regardless of their material. Asset data is either 'stored on' or 'associated with' each marker, can be conveniently linked with GPS/GIS information, providing the ultimate asset mapping / management solution for utility companies and contractors alike.

Download Dynatel™ brochure (PDF, 1.4MB)
Intelligent Trench Brochure (PDF, 2MB)

Corporate sites & airports

3M enables site services managers to mark, map and locate all of their underground utilities, negating the need to re-employ contract surveyors to re-locate assets in the future. With complete awareness of all underground utility assets, the risk of damaging any of these on future works is minimised, and the possibility of effectively managing / maintaining each and every underground utility is maximised.

Download Dynatel™ brochure (PDF, 1.4MB)
BAA 3M Contractor Instructions (PDF, 746KB)

Local Authorities

3M in association with key partners are pleased to offer a simple, cost effective solution that can help you reduce the number of digs in your authority and make sure that all ‘streetworks’ are as effective and safe as possible. Furthermore, detailed data captured in the field can be wirelessly uploaded and stored for future reference for every streetworks project, undertaken by all relevant utilities. Keen to find out more? Visit our microsite www.intelligenttrench.com

Download Dynatel™ brochure (PDF, 1.4MB)
Intelligent Trench Brochure (PDF, 2MB)

Construction of Homes

3M enables construction companies to mark the location of every significant point on their underground utility network during the course of a project. Using RFID technology, individual buildings can then be connected without the need for temporary visual or other above surface markings, which can sometimes be lost or obliterated during the project.

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Rail networks

3M provides the rail network with the means to quickly locate, positively identify and manage the maintenance of safety critical assets on the network. Working in partnership, integration with maintenance tools (such as torque wrenches) becomes possible, the end result of which is an auditable solution that vastly improves the management and maintenance of all critical assets.

Download Dynatel™ brochure (PDF, 1.4MB)