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Check out our variety of pig tracking products that are sure to make your life easier.

TRAXALL 500

CDI at Apache - Traxall 500
Simpler, less expensive and easier to use. These were the design guidelines of our new TRAXALL 500 receiver. Similar to its “big brother” TRAXALL 720 in design and functionality, the TRAXALL 500 offers an alternative to those not needing the feature-rich complexity of a TRAXALL 720.

The TRAXALL 500 monitors the 22 Hz transmitter frequency. Signal strength is intuitively indicated on a horizontal row of scrolling LEDs, while a single knob adjusts the reception sensitivity of each frequency.
• Unique one-piece design delivers the full reception range expected by our customers without external antennas or other cabling

• Works with all 22 Hz transmitters

• Sensitivity control for Pinpointing, Walking, or Stationary operation

• Operates 60+ hours on six AA-Cell batteries

• Optional Remote Flasher with 15 ft (4.5m) for passage indication at a distance (TRAXALL 501)

• Optional Remote Water-Tight Antenna with 20 ft (6m) cable (TRAXALL 501)

• Built-in speaker alerts operator to pig passage events

• Custom chassis is water-resistant durable plastic, guaranteed to withstand the roughest pipeline conditions

• Fully operational temperature range 185°F to -40°F (+85°C to -40°C) limited by chemistry of installed AA-Cell batteries; cold weather lithium solution operates to -40°C on three cells

TRAXALL 620

CDI at Apache - Traxall 620
Simpler, less expensive and easier to use. These were the design guidelines of our new TRAXALL 620 receiver. And while taking many of its design cues from its big brother, the TRAXALL 720, the TRAXALL 620 removes much of the complexity and expense associated with that system’s major features.

With TRAXALL 620, each of up to three transmitter frequencies are represented as scrolling rows of LEDs. This intuitive user interface means the TRAXALL 620 receiver requires very little training and support, thereby lowering the total cost of ownership of the system.
• Unique one-piece design delivers the full reception range expected by our customers without external antennas or other cabling

• Works with CDI’s existing large and robust transmitter family and the new TRAXALL X-Series multi-frequency transmitters, as well transmitters from competitive systems

• Sensitivity control knob for Pinpointing, Walking, or Stationary

• Operates 60+ hours on six AA-Cell batteries

• Remote Flasher option for passage indication at a distance

• Remote Water-Tight Antenna option with 6m cable

• Built-in speaker alerts operator to pig passage events

• Custom chassis is water-resistant durable plastic, guaranteed to withstand the roughest pipeline conditions

• Fully operational temperature range +85°C to -40°C limited by installed AA-Cell batteries; cold weather lithium solution operates on three cells

TRAXALL 720

CDI at Apache - Traxall 770

Built upon 20 years of tracking know-how and sophisticated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, the TRAXALL 720 tracks two programmable frequencies as well as 22Hz and MFL. The Pinpointer user interface technology allows for easy pig location to within inches without the need for tricky nulling procedures.

*To track more than two frequencies check out the TRAXALL 770*

MFL

Passage detection, Pinpointing, and launch/receive verification of MFL inspection tools is a breeze with TRAXALL 720’s advanced permanent magnet tracking and locating capabilities. The MFL graphical interface shows familiar zero-crossing signals with full recording and passage monitoring.

GPS

TRAXALL 720 is equipped with a high speed GPS system allowing arbitrary points of interest to be Waypointed and stored in memory as GPS coordinates. Trackpointing records breadcrumb trails showing routes taken to and from hard-to-find locations. Returning to a pig’s Waypoint location or retracing your path along a pipeline with Trackpoints is a snap with TRAXALL 720’s robust, built-in Navigate-to-Waypoint capabilities. Waypoint and Trackpoints may also be downloaded and viewed with Google Maps for desktop PC viewing of navigation data. TRAXALL’s GPS system even provides automatic clock setting with high precision and stability.

Bluetooth and Satellite Notification

Bluetooth communication allows remote viewing of the system from a vehicle in inclement weather. As another industry first, the TRAXALL 720 may be equipped with a CDI LineStat radio system. LineStat provides the 720 with the capability to autonomously monitor for pig passages and send remote notifications as emails or text messages. LineStat requires no cellular telephone network and functions anywhere in the world.

TRAXALL 770

CDI at Apache - Traxall 770

The TRAXALL 770 tracks as many as 7 different transmitter frequencies simultaneously with a unique color assignment for each on the bright, wide temperature display. CDI’s new Pinpointer user interface technology allows for easy pig location to within inches without the need for tricky nulling procedures.

MFL

Passage detection, Pinpointing, and launch/receive verification of MFL inspection tools is a breeze with TRAXALL 770’s advanced permanent magnet tracking and locating capabilities. The 770’s graphical interface for MFL shows familiar zero-crossing signals with full Pinpointing, recording and passage monitoring.

GPS

TRAXALL 770 is equipped with a high speed GPS system allowing arbitrary points of interest to be Waypointed and stored in memory as GPS coordinates. Trackpointing records breadcrumb trails showing routes taken to and from hard-to-find locations. Returning to a pig’s Waypoint location or retracing your path along a pipeline with Trackpoints is a snap with TRAXALL 770’s robust, built-in Navigate-to-Waypoint capabilities. Waypoint and Trackpoints may also be downloaded and viewed with Google Maps for desktop PC viewing of navigation data. TRAXALL’s GPS system even provides automatic clock setting with high precision and stability.

Bluetooth and Satellite Notification

Bluetooth communication allows remote viewing of the system from a vehicle in inclement weather. As another industry first, the TRAXALL 720 may be equipped with a CDI LineStat radio system. LineStat provides the 720 with the capability to autonomously monitor for pig passages and send remote notifications as emails or text messages. LineStat requires no cellular telephone network and functions anywhere in the world.

TRAXALL LineStat SATELLITE PIG TRACKING & NOTIFICATION

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LineStat provides notification to email addresses and SMS text messaging telephone numbers of remote events from both fixed position and portable equipment. Some of the details included in event notifications messages are date, time, GPS position, battery status, and vibration. This information is transmitted via satellite without use of cellular networks and without needing a wired infrastructure of any kind.

The LineStat service and equipment may be used with CDI’s pig location and tracking products or any other equipment where remote notifications without an infrastructure is desirable. LineStat can be used with almost any equipment with a signalling output.

As event notification messages from field equipment pass through the LineStat Data Center they are permanently stored in CDI’s secure SQL database on a per-radio and per-customer basis. As jobs are performed, data accumulates from remote equipment and creates Google Maps fly-over interfaces.

How the LineStat Service Works

The LineStat service provides satellite notifications of pig passages or other field events to end users via emails, text messages or by logging in to the LineStat web portal.

As field equipment is triggered, raw satellite events are received and processed by the LineStat data servers. Among other things these raw events contain the date, time and GPS coordinates of the remote passage location. The trigger data is stored permanently in the CDI’s secure LineStat SQL database and then further processed into informative email notifications and sent to the destination email and text messaging address(es) associated with that specific radio.

X SERIES TRANSMITTERS

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The X300-2C and X300-2C-BH are TRAXALL compatible electromagnetic transmitters which have both programmable frequency and power control through CDI’s proprietary FieldLink wireless communications system. X300-2C-BH is an end-flanged version of the X300-2C baseline transmitter.

Less than 2″ x 1″, the X100-1N is the world’s smallest electromagnetic pipeline transmitter, yet is a fully-capable TRAXALL-compatible pig-tracking device offering both programmable frequency and power control.

The X100-2N is designed to fit inside the smallest 2 and 8 inch pipeline pigs, the X100-2N’s rugged stainless steel housing is compatible with hydrocarbons, ammonia and most cleaning chemicals found in pipelines.

Designed for Subsea 7, the X100-2N-SWX is designed to fit inside 6 through 12 inch pipeline pigs, the X100-2N-SWX’s rugged stainless steel housing is compatible with hydrocarbons, ammonia and most cleaning chemicals found in pipelines.

Designed as a special-use transmitter for very small pigs and pipelines with tight radius bends, the X100-2N-RC remains inactive until manually started by removing its ripcord pin with a strong pull from outside the pipeline.

Line SizesPressure (PSI)Model
2″ – 6″2,500X100-1N
2″ – 8″2,500X100-2N
2″ – 8″2,500X100-2N-SWX
2″ – 8″2,500X100-2N-RC
6″ – 12″2,500X300-2C
6″ – 12″2,500X300-2C-BH
12″ – 36″2,500X400-3D

CD42-R PIG LOCATION & TRACKING RECEIVER

CDI at Apache - CD42-R Pig Location & Tracking Receiver

The CD42 pig tracking system utilizes a bright, clear, graphical LCD display to easily reveal the distinctive pulsing patterns of passing pigs, and a simple graphical menu system allows an operator to access the more advanced features of the unit if he chooses.

Locating stationary or stuck pigs is equally easy. Simply walk the pipeline looking for the pulses emitting from the CD42-Tx family of transmitters, or hold the receiving antenna alongside the launcher or receiver.

  • Ease of use — simply turn it on and go!
  • Proprietary design allows high level of noise rejection.
  • Adjustable sensitivity level.
  • As pig passages are detected, their count, location, time and date are stored in the computer’s memory.
  • The stainless steel chassis is designed to endure rough pipeline conditions, is waterproof
  • Serial and printer ports built-in.
  • A pig passage can be recalled from memory for viewing, report printing, or transferring to desktop PCs.
  • The operator can get assistance with many functions by using the built-in help menu.
  • The graphic LCD display is backlit for readability in dim light.
  • Built-in speakers are used to indicate pig passages, transmitter pulses, button presses, etc.
  • The receiver has a rated battery life of 40 hours minimum with all options on, including the backlight.

CD42 22Hz PIPELINE PIGGING TRANSMITTER FAMILY

CDI at Apache - CD42 22Hz Pipeline Pigging Transmitter Family

Transmitters operate by emitting electromagnetic fields at a very low frequency (between 15 and 30Hz). This makes CDI’s pig tracking transmitters safe and reliable for use in any onshore or offshore environment and any pipeline product (water, oil, gas, ammonia, carbon dioxide, etc.).

Several models have the ability to sit dormant until activated by a pre configured pressure through the use of pressure switches.

Pipeline DiameterBattery Life (Hrs)Max PSIModel
2″ – 8″2002,500CD42-T4
6″ – 12″110 – 1502,500CD42-T3
6″ – 12″1682,500CD42-T0
8″ – 28″500 – 6782,500CD42-T1
8″ – 28″500 – 6782,500CD42-T1A
8″ – 28″500 – 6784,000CD42-T1AHP
8″ – 28″500 – 6787,500CD42-T1AVHP
30″ – 60″375 – 5002,500CD42-T2
AnyVariableTo 6,000Custom

Available for the following models:
CD42-T4
CD42-T1A
CD42-T1AHP
CD42-T1AVHP

The Pressure Switch Kits are retrofittable caps which fit to CDI’s existing line of pipeline pig tracking transmitters and provide them with the capability of being switched ON at customer-defined pipeline pressures. This behavior is useful whenever the precise date of pig deployment is unknown and battery conservation is critical. Power consumption when switched OFF is zero.

CD43-GeoEAR GEOPHONE TRACKING SYSTEM

CDI at Apache - CD42-R Pig Location & Tracking Receiver

CDI’s GeoEAR acoustic amplifier system allows a listener to hear extremely faint sounds at great distances using a geophone probe which is either inserted into the soil or placed in direct contact with the pipeline.

The GeoEAR has the ability to amplify the sound of an approaching pipeline pig’s cups striking welds of a pipeline to an easily discernable level and under normal circumstances a pig can be heard approaching for miles.

  • Hear pigs in pipelines up to ~2 miles away
  • Separate volume control for speaker and headphones
  • Non-breakable pushbutton keypad interface
  • Rugged machined aluminum geophone housing
  • Durable Pelican carrying case with built-in 5″ waterproof speaker
  • Auxiliary cable allows a vehicle 12V system to provide power
  • Headphones and geophone probe supplied
  • Auxiliary output to vehicle sound system for even greater audio clarity
  • Long cables available loose or on convenient takeup reels

CD47-C ABOVE GROUND MARKER (AGM)

CDI at Apache - CD42-R Pig Location & Tracking Receiver

The CD47-C time-based benchmarker is designed to record within just a few milliseconds the GPS time of a passing intelligent inspection tool. This precise time coupled with the physical pipeline location is correlated with the data recorded by the inspection tool. This correlated data provides a major increase in the accuracy of a smart pig’s feature location callouts.

Utilizing precision time synchronization provided by its onboard Global Positioning System (GPS), the CD47-C is able to provide tool passage time accuracy that is guaranteed to be within 250 milliseconds over the 7 day battery life.

With its ability to record passages of both transmitter-equipped and magnetic (MFL) inspection tools without transmitters, the CD47-C provides users with a comprehensive, well-tested and field hardened system for their benchmarking requirements.

  • Detects transmitter equipped tools or MFL tools without transmitters
  • GPS standard in every system
  • Bluetooth downloading without cables
  • Wide temp graphics LCD display
  • Custom ABS plastic with urethane bumpers
  • -40C to +85C operating temperature
  • Swamp antenna options
  • Subsea ROV/Diver housing available to depths of 150m (492 feet)
  • LCD display provides operator with immediate access to information about the pig run in English, Spanish or German.

LineStat Email and Text Notifications

CD47-C has the option of satellite radio for worldwide global service of automatic pig passage status reporting by email and text message with viewing passage locations in Google Maps. This is your best option for remote onshore locations to offshore platform work as cellular signals are not reliable or even available. This solution works anywhere in the world and relies upon the Globalstar network of earth orbit satellites. No cellular access is required for LineStat to function.

CDI’s SR100 satellite radios are ATEX and Class 1 Div 1 rated and are designed for field use. These devices are rugged and built to withstand virtually any outdoor temperature extremes.

Subsea ROV/Diver Housing

  • Provides subsea AGM capability to 150m depth

Swamp Antennas

  • Provides shallow water and swamp antennas for use with the CD47-C without the bulkier subsea packaging