Stainless Steel HDD Wire

Strong and Durable

Stainless Steel HDD Wire

Stainless Steel Tracer Wire is a single conductor wire that has been specifically developed for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications. This specification describes a stranded stainless steel conductor with a high density high molecular weight (HD-HMWPE or HDPE) insulation. The stainless steel conductor boasts impressive tensile strength and the HDPE insulation provides excellent abrasion, crush, chemical, oil, and moisture resistance.


Material: 49 strands of 304 Stainless Steel Alloy

Insulating Jacket: A 45 mil wall of high molecular weight polyethylene (HMW-HDPE)

Rating: 30 Volts maximum



Stainless Steel HDD Wire is used for locating natural gas pipe. In addition it is used for direct burial and horizontal directional drilling purposes.


Stainless Steel HDD Wire offers resistance to:

  • Abrasions
  • Crushing
  • Chemicals
  • Moisture


70 degrees Celsius





500 ft, 1000 ft, 2500 ft standard reel lengths; custom lengths are available upon request. Identified by surface printing indicating manufacturer, conductor size, and insulation type; custom print legends are available upon request.

Stainless steel cable and stainless steel wire are made from a stainless steel conductor with a high molecular weight and high-density polyethylene (HMWPE/HDPE) insulator. Strong, long-lasting, and resistant, they boast numerous benefits compared to their counterparts.

Stainless Steel HDD Wire Application

The main application of stainless steel HDD wire involves locating natural gas PE pipe. Intended for direct burial use for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) purposes, stainless steel wire conductor has a voltage rating of 30 volts. It’s available in 500 ft, 1000 ft, or 2500 ft spools. The high molecular weight, high-density polyethylene (HMW-HDPE) is resistant to crushing, abrasion, chemicals, and moisture.

ConductorInsulationFinished Product
AWG EquivalentStainless Steel Size (in.)StrDiameter (in.)HDPE (in.)Diameter (in.)Lbs/MftBreak Strength (Lbs)Standard Put-up (ft.)Ship Package (ft.)
#12 / #103/32490.0940.0450.184249205002000

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