Honeywell announced the extension of its smart energy offerings for utilities with its Underground Utility Locating and Data Capturing Services. The solution provides gas, electric and water utility companies and municipalities with an advanced digitalized approach to the traditional “paint and flags” practice of utility line locating. Technological improvements are necessary to help reduce the estimated $30 billion annual societal costs of underground utility damages, according to the 2020 CGA DIRT Report.
By harnessing survey-grade, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data, Honeywell Underground Utility Locating and Data Capturing Services allows for the building of digital libraries of sub-centimeter maps. These digital maps enable underground utility lines to be located more quickly, efficiently, and precisely, ultimately preparing for the future of reusable data.
Offered as an end-to-end solution, Honeywell Underground Utility Locating and Data Capturing Services incorporate best in class equipment, survey-grade data and digitalization of utility assets – suitable for a Honeywell utility partner that puts safety and quality first. By leveraging Honeywell’s digital library, utilities can decrease operational costs in areas ranging from ticket notifications to truck rolls as well as carbon footprint and administration.
“Underground Utility Locating and Data Capturing Services are a natural extension to our Smart Energy portfolio for utilities and leverage both our industry know-how and unrivaled expertise in digital technologies and data analytics,” said Pat Burk, general manager, Honeywell Smart Energy. “By maximizing the data at our disposal, we effectively create lines that cannot be erased.”