Hexcorder Pro CIPS/DCVG/ACVG/GIS Surveys By Cath-Tech

Performs both CIPS and DCVG Cathodic Protection Surveys


The Cath-Tech™ Pro CIPS/DCVG/ACVG/GIS Surveys is the ultimate survey tool, capable of performing close interval surveys (CIPS) as well as direct current voltage gradient (DCVG) surveys.

The Hexcorder Pro utilizes GPS for synchronization with current interrupters and other data logging equipment. This ensures that everything happens at the same time no matter how far apart equipment is or how long it has been out in the field. GPS coordinates are logged for each reading and stored to memory. 4 half cells and a spool of wire.

  • 10 different survey modes including Close Interval (CIPS), multiple DCVG channels, multiple impedance.
  • Work with interruption cycles as fast as 1 second.
  • User customizable alarms for change in potential, DCVG indication & broken trailing wire can be enabled to help ensure data integrity.
  • Records chainage, date, time, altitude and GPS location data with each reading.
  • Integrate with all Bluetooth enabled Radio Detection and Vivax Metrotech pipe locators to store depth of cover and signal strength data with CIPS & DCVG readings.
  • Active AC filter to remove the effect of induced AC up to 100V.
  • Run time of Hexcorder Pro is 24 hours, tablet is 11 hours under field conditions, optional extra batteries are available for the tablet.
  • Rugged, sealed, quick connect push-pull connectors.
  • Reads and stores waveforms.
  • Comments can be easily entered into the data stream.
  • User programmable GPS offset to work in local time.
  • App support multiple languages.
  • Designed to satisfy IP65 and EN61010 standards.
  • Comprehensive 2 year warranty.


  • Can perform four different types of survey at the same time, CIPS, DCVG, ACVG and GIS mapping.
  • All data obtained at the same place & time under the same field conditions.
  • Easily correlate cathodic protection data with coating integrity data to better prioritize remediation.
  • Stored waveforms allow the user to capture electrical interference.
  • Available integration with Bluetooth enabled pipe locators allows storage of depth of cover and signal strength data.
  • PODS compatible data stored as a .csv text file.
  • No special software required.
  • Easy to open and graph in any standard spreadsheet or import into your database program.
  • Software upgradeable by customer.
  • Optional sub-meter GPS with less than 10cm global precision available.
  • Optional custom tailored on-site survey training is available.
  • Comprehensive 2 year warranty!

Included in Kit

  • Hexcorder Pro assembly with integrated tablet.
  • Choice of: Hip pack – short surveys, urban areas 2 km (1.25 mile) survey wire OR Back pack – long, across country surveys 16 km (10 mile) survey wire.
  • 2 x half cell extension poles.
  • 2 x Cu/CuSO4 reference electrodes.
  • Ergonomic four point shoulder harness.
  • Survey pole and wire dispenser cables.
  • WAAS enabled GPS antenna.
  • Universal AC chargers for Hexcorder Pro and tablet.
  • USB cable.
  • Rugged carrying case.
  • Operation manual.

Technical Specifications

  • CIPS Range: +/- 5 V DC (opt +/- 10 V DC), resolution 0.1 mV DC.
  • DCVG Range: +/- 500mV DC, resolution 0.1 mV DC.
  • CVG Range: 800mVp-p AC, resolution 1 mV AC.
  • Memory Capacity: Supplied with 8 GB or larger micro SD card.
  • CIPS Impedance: 25 M Ohm or 250 M Ohm.
  • Gradient Impedance: 15 M Ohm.
  • AC Rejection: -90 dB at 60 Hz, <3mV DC error at 100 V AC RMS superimposed.
  • Case: ABS plastic, designed for IP65.
  • Instrument Size: Hexcorder Pro with tablet assembly 30 x 25 x 10 cm @ 2.7 Kg.
  • Battery: Lithium Ion, 3.7V 33Whr = approx. 24 hours run time.
  • Connectors: IP67 rated, push-pull.
  • Communications: USB 2.0, 2 x Bluetooth 2.1.
  • GPS: Fully integrated WAAS GPS antenna.
  • Shipping Dims: Hip pack system as 1 piece 10 x 10 x 120 cm @ 2.8 Kg + 1 piece 53 x 23 x 45 cm @ 9.8 Kg Backpack system as 1 piece 108 x 45 x 38 cm @ 24 Kg.

User Experience

  • Purpose built by corrosion professionals for corrosion professionals.
  • Large rugged Mil Spec touchscreen tablet user interface.
  • Custom graphics based App, easy to navigate, easy to learn.
  • Multiple languages supported.
  • View any 2 of 5 available screens … Table, Graph, Map, Bird’s Eye, Analog Gauge.