APPLICATIONS & INFORMATION
Ellis Wheeler's Detectable Marking Tape is used for detecting, locating, identifying, and protecting buried utility lines for gas, water, sewer, telecommunication, and electrical markets. The width of tape used, is determined by the size of, and depth at which the underground utility line is buried. The depth at which detectable tape is buried, is determined by the width of the tape used.
DETECT: Aluminum core is detected through means of inductive locating.
LOCATE: Line is located and marked after inductive locating is performed.
IDENTIFY: Utility type is identified by both the APWA color-code and utility legend printed on the marking tape.
- PROTECT: Detectable tape works 24 hours a day and year round, even if tape is not inductively located during excavation, the tape provides a "stop-sign" effect that is highly visible.
STANDARDS & REFERENCES
Pro-Line’s Detectable Marking Tape meets or exceeds all applicable ASTM specifications.
ASTM D2103-08: Standard Specification for Polyethylene Films and Sheeting.
ASTM D882-09: Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties and Elongation of Thin Plastic Sheeting.
ASTM D2578-08: Standard Test Method for Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films.
ASTM D792-08: Standard Test Methods for Density of Plastics by Displacement.
ASTM D671-93: Standard Test Method for Flexural Fatigue of Plastics.
Ellis Wheeler's Detectable Marking Tape consists of a minimum 5.0 mil overall thickness. Construction is 0.8 mil clear virgin polypropylene film, reverse printed and laminated to a 0.35 solid aluminum foil core and then laminated to a 3.75 mil clear virgin polyethylene film. Tape is printed with our APWA Color-Coded, patented "Diagonally Striped" design with big, bold, black lettering to identify a specific buried utility line.
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