L&M Survey Services have been providing surveying services to the water, electricity, oil and gas sectors for over a decade.
As framework surveyors for Scottish Water, we have carried out a range of projects on their behalf, including pipeline route surveys, water treatment works upgrade surveys, utility location surveys, flood risk assessments, manhole surveys and inshore hydrographical surveys.
We also have team members who are fully qualified to enter national grid substations to carry out topographical and utility location surveys, and with our 3D laser-scanning capability, we can undertake as-built surveys of utility plants to assist with retro-fitting of pipes.
We use the TPS1200+ total station which provides the best reflectorless EDM performance available in the world – a reflectorless range of 2000m, PinPoint accuracy of 2mm and laser dot size of 2cm/50m. It is more efficient and faster than any other one-person-total station and therefore more cost effective. Working with an improved Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) sensor, the TPS1200+ tracks and follows the prism with the highest degree of accuracy and reliability.
Easy Locator – Ground Penetrating Radar
This entry level GPR system identifies the presence of both metallic and non-metallic buried utility infrastructure. It’s the only technology available that does not require a physical connection to the utility, and does not rely on radiating EM fields that may or may not be present or detectable.
RD4000 System – Radio Frequency Location
The RD4000 is the world’s first web-enabled cable and pipe location system. Together with the T10 web-enabled transmitter, this system is exact and precise in its search for both power and radio signals in locating underground services.
It uses transmitter clamps for safe signal application to live cables; receiver clamps for cable identification in duct; flexrods for pushing sondes down non-metallic and cast iron pipes; a range of Sonde transmitters for locating non-conductive pipe and cast-iron duct structures; and stethoscopes for identifying cables in congested areas.
We were the first company in Europe to use the Leica ScanStation for measured building surveys. This fastest pulsed laser scanner has survey-grade tilt compensation which means lower project costs, greater field flexibility and higher project accuracy. With a capture range of up to 300m for 90% surface reflectivity, ScanStation delivers survey accuracy for each measurement and its ultra-fine scanning and small laser spot allow for optimal project control and registration.