INSTRUMENTATION

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SOILVISION InstrumentationSVSOILS/SOILVISION (Soil Properties)

FIELD INSTRUMENTATION



Company Product Name Description
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Inclinometers Portable inclinometer systems, In-place inclinometer systems, and spiral checking.
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Inclinometer Casing Special purpose pipe used in inclinometer installations.
Geokon Inclinometer Probes Used in conjunction with inclinometer casing for the measurement of lateral earth movements which might occur in unstable slopes, land slides, dam and roadway embankments, and landfills. Also used to measure deflections in the walls of excavations, shafts, tunnels, and in caissons, piles and sheet piling.
Geokon Inclinometer Software Gtilt Plus allows you to manage and plot inclinometer data from a variety of sources.
Geokon Spiral Indicator Provides a direct reading of the azimuth of the casing grooves at any point along the casing.
Measurand SAA (ShapeAccelArray) Rope-like array of sensors and microprocessors that fits into a small casing. Any deformation that moves the casing is accurately measured as a change in the shape of the SAA. Can be used horizontally or vertically (slope or subsidence).
RST Instruments Digital MEMS Inclinometer System Cutting Edge MEMS technology with unmatched precision, high thermal stability, and rugged durability.
RST Instruments Vibrating Wire Piezometers Allow for measurements of pore water pressure
RST Instruments Fully Grouted Multi-point Piezometer String Allow for multiple vibrating Wire Piezometers to be connected on a single cable.

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT



Company Product Name Description
GCTS Large scale Soil Triaxial Cell  
GCTS Fredlund SWCC Device Unsaturated soil testing apparatus with great flexibility for applying matric suctions while following various stress paths

SVSLOPE InstrumentationSVSLOPE (Slope Stability)

FIELD INSTRUMENTATION



Company Product Name Description
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Inclinometers Portable inclinometer systems, In-place inclinometer systems, and spiral checking.
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Inclinometer Casing Special purpose pipe used in inclinometer installations.
Geokon Inclinometer Probes Used in conjunction with inclinometer casing for the measurement of lateral earth movements which might occur in unstable slopes, land slides, dam and roadway embankments, and landfills. Also used to measure deflections in the walls of excavations, shafts, tunnels, and in caissons, piles and sheet piling.
Geokon Inclinometer Software Gtilt Plus allows you to manage and plot inclinometer data from a variety of sources.
Geokon Spiral Indicator Provides a direct reading of the azimuth of the casing grooves at any point along the casing.
Measurand SAA (ShapeAccelArray) Rope-like array of sensors and microprocessors that fits into a small casing. Any deformation that moves the casing is accurately measured as a change in the shape of the SAA. Can be used horizontally or vertically (slope or subsidence).
RST Instruments Digital MEMS Inclinometer System Cutting Edge MEMS technology with unmatched precision, high thermal stability, and rugged durability.
RST Instruments Vibrating Wire Piezometers Allow for measurements of pore water pressure
RST Instruments Fully Grouted Multi-point Piezometer String Allow for multiple vibrating Wire Piezometers to be connected on a single cable.

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT



Company Product Name Description
GCTS Large scale Soil Triaxial Cell  
GCTS Fredlund SWCC Device Unsaturated soil testing apparatus with great flexibility for applying matric suctions while following various stress paths

SVFLUX InstrumentationSVFLUX (Groundwater Seepage)

FIELD INSTRUMENTATION



Company Product Name Description
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Piezometers Stand-pipe, pneumatic, vibrating wire, multi-level vw piezometers. Vented vw and titanium pressure transducers.
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Water Level Indicators Used to measure water levels in stand-pipes and wells.
GCTS Fredlund Thermal Conductivity Sensor Unsaturated Soil sensor for measuring soil suction and temperature in the field.
Geokon Piezometers Designed to measure fluid pressures such as ground water elevations and pre pressures when buried directly in embankments, fills, etc.
Geokon Pressure Transducers For coupling directly into hydraulic or pnematic pressure lines.
Geokon Weir Monitors Water level monitoring system that uses a vibrating wire force transducer to provide a highly stable and sensitive means of monitoring water levels.
RST Instruments Vibrating Wire Piezometers Allow for measurements of pore water pressure.
RST Instruments Fully Grouted Multi-point Piezometer String Allow for multiple vibrating Wire Piezometers to be connected on a single cable.
RST Instruments Push-in Pressure Cell Designed to be pushed into the ground where it can measure total earth pressure and pore water pressure within the soil.

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT



Company Product Name Description
GCTS Fredlund SWCC Device Unsaturated soil testing apparatus with great flexibility for applying matric suctions while following various stress paths

GEOMEMBRANES



Company Product Name Description
WATERSAVER Company Geomembranes WaterSaver, Inc. makes plastic membranes and liners for a variety of water management applications, including floating covers, tank covers, water barriers, and landfill liners.

SVHEAT InstrumentationSVHEAT (Freeze/Thaw)

FIELD INSTRUMENTATION



Company Product Name Description
GCTS Fredlund Thermal Conductivity Sensor Unsaturated Soil sensor for measuring soil suction and temperature in the field.
RST Instruments Thermistor Strings Curve matched to desired temperature tolerance over selected temperature ranges, permitting the use of multiple sensors with a single readout or data logger.
RST Instruments Digital ThermArray System Provides precision thermal gradient information for geotechnical, geothermal, and marine applications.
Geokon Thermistor Probes Used for remote readings such as measuring hydration and cooling temperatures in placement of mass concrete.
Geokon Thermistor Strings Comprises a number of individual 3800 sensors mounted in a rugged, multi-conductor cables for multiple temperature measurements in a single borehole.
Geokon Temperature Sensors DVibrating Wire Temperature Sensors or Fiber Optic Temperarture sensors.
Geokon High Temperature Piezometer Designed for applications where the temperature may be as high as 230°C.

SVSOLID InstrumentationSVSOLID (Stress Deformation)

FIELD INSTRUMENTATION



Company Product Name Description
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Pressure Cells Total pressure, jackout pressure, vw pressure cells for tunnels, and vw stress stations.
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Settlement Cells Vented VW, Non-vented VW, and Pneumatic Settlement Cells.
GCTS Dynamic Hollow Cylinder Testing System Capable of simulating most field stress / strain path tests (static or dynamic) including plane strain, simple shear, and small shear strains.
GCTS Direct Shear Testing System for Soils Features electro-hydraulic closed-loop digital servo control of the shear and normal loads for test automation. Well suited to test coarse granular materials because of its large sample size and high load capacity.
GCTS Fredlund SWCC Device Unsaturated soil testing apparatus with great flexibility for applying matric suctions while following various stress paths
Geokon Settlement Sensors Designed for remote measurement of surface or subsurface settlement in fills, surcharges, dams, embankments, etc.
Geokon Settlement Profilers The pressure transducer gives a measure of the elevation profile of the pipe relative to the reservoir located on stable ground.
Geokon Pressure and Load Cells Designed to measure pressures and loads in earth fills, embankments, surfaces of concrete or steel structures, slurry walls, tunnel linings, etc.
Geokon Instrumented Rockbolts Comprises a vibrating wire strain gage located inside a short length of standard threaded rockbolt or rebar.
Measurand SAA (ShapeAccelArray) Rope-like array of sensors and microprocessors that fits into a small casing. Any deformation that moves the casing is accurately measured as a change in the shape of the SAA. Can be used horizontally or vertically (slope or subsidence).
RST Instruments Vibrating Wire Strain Gauges Designed to be welded to or embedded in various structures for monitoring strain.
RST Instruments Multiple Point Borehole Extensometer Measures the stability and movement behaviour of soil and rock masses.
RST Instruments Push-in Pressure Cell Designed to be pushed into the ground where it can measure total earth pressure and pore water pressure within the soil.

SVCHEM/CHEMFLUX InstrumentationSVCHEM/CHEMFLUX (Contaminant Transport)

FIELD INSTRUMENTATION



Company Product Name Description
WATERSAVER.com Geomembranes WaterSaver, Inc. makes plastic membranes and liners for a variety of water management applications, including floating covers, tank covers, water barriers, and landfill liners.

SVAIR/SVAIRFLOW InstrumentationSVAIR/SVAIRFLOW (Pore-Airflow)

FIELD INSTRUMENTATION



Company Product Name Description
GCTS Large scale Soil Triaxial Cell