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Single-Point Compressometer
Single-Point Compressometer
Close-up of the sensor head assembly Close-up of the vacuum hose coupling (top) and bottom anchor (bottom)

SINGLE-POINT COMPRESSOMETER

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SINGLE-POINT COMPRESSOMETER

DESCRIPTION

The Single-Point Compressometer measures compression settlement or extension that may occur over the length of the instrument, within a soil or rock foundation. It is designed for installation into a borehole which must have a minimum ID of 75 mm.

A Displacement Transducer is located within a sealed Sensor Head Assembly which sits at the top end of the instrument, when installed into a borehole. The Sensor Head Assembly is separated from a Bottom Anchor by series of Extension Center Pipe sections, which can be custom designed to any length required.

The Extension Center Pipe sections consist of 1” (25.4 mm) stainless steel pipe, which is coupled together and protected by a 1.5” (38.1 mm) ID corrugated plastic Vacuum Hose. The rigidity of the 1” (25.4 mm) Extension Center Pipes provide high accuracy in the measurement of compression and/or extension between the two end anchor points.

The measurement sensors in the Compressometers are Vibrating Wire Displacement Transducers which will provide stable and accurate output that can be temperature corrected. A variety of different Vibrating Wire Displacement Transducer ranges are available on request.

Typical installations will have instrument cables connected to a data logger or to a readout unit to provide output data.

QUICK SPECS

Measurements can be used to determine the stability and relative movement of rock or foundations which may impact the stability of nearby structures or geological features.


Rigid extension center pipes for high accuracy measurements.


Designed for quick, on-site assembly.


Durable construction.

APPLICATIONS

Measure extension or compression settlement within a soil or rock foundation.

BENEFITS

Increase Safety


High Accuracy


Custom Options

DESCRIPTION

The Single-Point Compressometer measures compression settlement or extension that may occur over the length of the instrument, within a soil or rock foundation. It is designed for installation into a borehole which must have a minimum ID of 75 mm.

A Displacement Transducer is located within a sealed Sensor Head Assembly which sits at the top end of the instrument, when installed into a borehole. The Sensor Head Assembly is separated from a Bottom Anchor by series of Extension Center Pipe sections, which can be custom designed to any length required.

The Extension Center Pipe sections consist of 1” (25.4 mm) stainless steel pipe, which is coupled together and protected by a 1.5” (38.1 mm) ID corrugated plastic Vacuum Hose. The rigidity of the 1” (25.4 mm) Extension Center Pipes provide high accuracy in the measurement of compression and/or extension between the two end anchor points.

The measurement sensors in the Compressometers are Vibrating Wire Displacement Transducers which will provide stable and accurate output that can be temperature corrected. A variety of different Vibrating Wire Displacement Transducer ranges are available on request.

Typical installations will have instrument cables connected to a data logger or to a readout unit to provide output data.

QUICK SPECS

Measurements can be used to determine the stability and relative movement of rock or foundations which may impact the stability of nearby structures or geological features.


Rigid extension center pipes for high accuracy measurements.


Designed for quick, on-site assembly.


Durable construction.

APPLICATIONS

Measure extension or compression settlement within a soil or rock foundation.

BENEFITS

Increase Safety


High Accuracy


Custom Options

CONTACT US

RST Instruments Ltd.

11545 Kingston Street
Maple Ridge, BC
Canada V2X 0Z5

604-540-1100

1-800-665-5599

Fax: 604-540-1005

info@rstinstruments.com

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CONTACT US

RST Instruments Ltd.

11545 Kingston Street
Maple Ridge, BC
Canada V2X 0Z5

604-540-1100

1-800-665-5599

Fax: 604-540-1005

info@rstinstruments.com



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