Cable Fault Locating 1 (Radar) - Watch Instant Video

Training Sessions

Operating Principles
Wave Pattern Identification
Controls and Instrumentation
Testing a Section of Cable
Training Sessions

Operating Principles – 7 minutes
Describes how a radar cable fault locator operates. Describes how the speed of a signal traveling in a URD cable can be affected by certain factors. Describes how a radar cable fault locator can be set to correct for factors that affect signal speed.

Wave Pattern Identification – 13 minutes
Identifies and describes the following wave patterns that commonly appear on a radar cable fault locator screen: normal wave pattern, open pattern, short pattern, shunt resistance fault pattern, series resistance fault pattern, splice pattern, and line tap pattern.

Controls and Instrumentation – 9 minutes
Identifies and describes the display and control features on a radar cable fault locator. Describes how a radar cable fault locator can be used together with a thumper to test a section of cable.

Testing a Section of Cable – 10 minutes
Describes one way to connect a thumper and a radar cable fault locator to test a section of URD cable. Describes how to test a section of URD cable using a thumper and a radar cable fault locator.