Spike Markers are a compact and easy-to-install addition to the Tempo Communications Electronic Marker System family. These sleek markers are primarily designed for marking objects buried in the soil to depths down to one meter (3ft) or slightly more. This encompasses most utilities’ “distribution” ducts and similar applications such as Cable TV or fiber “drops,” traffic light control cables, power, gas or district heating lines to properties. Spikes are ideal for use in shallower and narrower ducts where Tempo’s Omni Marker II is impractical.
Marking utilities by use of electronic marker systems greatly enhances the precision of location, particularly of “non-conductive” and “non-ferrous” cables, pipes and ducts. Spike markers are ideal for marking “key” points in networks such as tees and valves and placement in or alongside junction boxes that may be overgrown in time. This enhances the safety of your workers, the public and the underground plant itself. The tiny investment in additional marking has been shown to save its cost many times over in terms of reduced “utility strikes” in the future. Should work be needed on your network in the future, enhancement of speed and precision of location also adds to savings.