borehole testing Articles

  • Suggested Method for Performing the Borehole Shear Test

    ASTM Committee D18.02 on Sampling and Related Field Testing for Soil Investigation (Mr. Ralph Brown, Chairman) suggested that this proposed suggested method be published herein to provide exposure and solicit comments for users. The purpose is to improve its clarity, accuracy, and acceptibility, so that in the future, Committee D18.02 may submit it for publication in the Annual Book of ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Effects of Borehole Fluid on Standard Penetration Test Results

    The standard penetration test (SPT) represents the most widely used in-situ test method for evaluating the liquefaction resistance of saturated soils. Significant progress has been made in recent years in developing correlations between SPT results obtained using different test procedures and equipment in order to develop a higher degree of standardization for SPT testing. One of the heretofore ...


    By ASTM International

  • Reproducibility of Borehole Shear Test Results in Marine Clay

    An investigation was conducted to determine the variability of borehole shear test results obtained in testing soft and medium consistency marine clays. A statistical comparison of the results of stage tests obtained by different operators at two test depths at a research site is made. An additional comparison of the results obtained from stage tests and fresh shearing and a brief discussion of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Borehole logging case study

    Corozal, Puerto Rico GeoView was tasked to conduct borehole geophysical logging of at a groundwater extraction well in the rural area of the Municipality of Corozal, Puerto Rico. Prior groundwater tests indicated possible contamination of the groundwater. The study area was primarily underlain by stratified, mostly dark gray basaltic tuff, andesite and basalt porphyry rocks assigned to ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Geodrilling International - Installation of Closed-loop Borehole Probes

    The installation of closed-loop borehole probes is a challenge on almost any project. With many domestic clients requiring a large meterage of borehole to be installed in a small site, Nicholls Boreholes has found that the traditional manual installation of closed-loop borehole probes is no longer a safe or acceptable option. The company has developed the Loop Feeder, a hydraulically-driven, ...

  • Top Water/ Borehole Drilling Companies in Uganda (East Africa)

    Rural water being a source for health, an essential nutrient and a building block for peoples’ lives in local communities cannot be sustained without external support in form of boreholes as they are the ‘surefire’ answer to providing fresh water in rural communities. A borehole is simply a deep-hole or a shaft sunk into the earth purposed ...

  • Pressuremeter Creep Testing in Ice: Calibration and Test Procedures

    In situ pressuremeter creep tests of ice require that particular attention be paid to the precision with which the borehole diameter is measured because failure of ice often occurs at strains as small as 1%. Therefore, precision is important to obtain an accurate picture of the stress-strain-time response of the ice before failure. Also, the pressure applied to the ice must be known precisely ...


    By ASTM International

  • A Monte Carlo Investigation of a Proposed Screen for NX-Borehole Jack Data

    Heuze has submitted a draft standard guide to the ASTM Subcommittee D18.12 on Rocks and Soils for using the NX-borehole (“Goodman”) jack and calculating the in-situ deformation modulus of rock masses. One aspect of the proposed standard is a “data screen” based on a full platen seating criterion. This article describes a computer simulation study that was performed to test the effect of the ...


    By ASTM International

  • KASTHEW Borehole-Drilling Company Uganda Ltd Co. Profile; http://www.kasthewdrilling.co.ug/

    www.kasthewdrilling.co.ug We are Kasthew Borehole / Water Drilling Company Ltd (Uganda). We offer bore-hole drilling services under our company (Kasthew Drilling Co. Ug Ltd). Our team has an experience of handling above 420 projects (in the last 8 years across villages in Uganda and South Sudan. www.kasthewdrilling.co.ug The following are among our listed services; (Uganda) ...

  • Using the Pencil-Paper Method with a Tablet Computer to Increase Borehole / Well Logging Efficiency

    Traditionally, geologists use pencil and paper when logging soil descriptions, drilling tests, and well diagrams in the field.  We wanted to see if we could speed up this process using a field computer.  We tested a fully ruggedized Yuma2 tablet computer (retail value of $3500) and a consumer grade Dell Venue 8 (retail value $250).  Both computers run a full version of Windows 7 or ...


    By M-Tech Software Inc.

  • Apparatus and Procedure for an In Situ Collapse Test

    Procedures for plate load testing in both shallow pits and at the bottom of a borehole are presented with descriptions of the required apparatus. The procedures were developed for collapsible soils but are expected to be useful for swelling soils as well. A key feature of the new procedures is that the wetted bulb of soil under the plate is controlled and its depth is measured at the end of the ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA studies identify techniques for critical leak testing prior to soil-vapor sampling

    Researchers at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Ada, OK, are developing quality assurance (QA) measures for soil-gas and sub-slab sampling methods that help differentiate contaminant vapors due to vapor intrusion from background sources. Recent research focused on measures to identify leakage of ambient air into conventional vapor probes, which can significantly ...

  • Undrained Deformability and Strength Characteristics of Soft Bangkok Clay By the Screw Plate Test

    Eighteen screw plate tests were carried out using 10-in. 25.4-cm diameter plate, and three types of laboratory test were performed, namely, 18 unconfined tests, 31 unconsolidated-undrained triaxial tests, and 18 one-dimensional consolidation tests. The sampling and testing were carried out at three sites inside the campus of the Asian Institute of Technology in the soft clay layer. At each site, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Triaxial permeability testing and microstructure study of hard–to–drain coal from Sydney Basin, Australia

    Several mines operating in the Bulli seam of the Sydney Basin, Australia have coal seam zones that are difficult to drain. Metropolitan Colliery being one of such mines, has experienced difficulties in reducing gas content within the available drainage lead time; as the coal seam would not drain even with additional drainage boreholes. A research study using coal permeability testing and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of the Pareto distribution for fracture transmissivity assessment

    For many applications data on the transmissivity distribution of individual fractures are necessary, i.e., discrete fracture network (DFN) modelling of groundwater flow and transport of solutes in fractured rock and design and performance of rock grouting. Using borehole data from the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Sweden, it is shown that evaluated fracture transmissivities from three boreholes at ...


    By Springer

  • Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD): Hydrocarbon Sensing System

    Proven Technology Benthic’s prototype Hydrocarbon Sensing System (HSS) analyses drill returns for the presence of hydrocarbons as they pass through PROD before being vented on the seafloor. The System, in its present form, includes two hydrocarbon sensors in line with the drill returns path. Drill returns, composed of seawater drawn from above PROD and pumped down the drill ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Norfolk CC tackle groundwater contamination with low-flow

    Quick and easy access in deep wells Geotech low flow groundwater analysis equipment has enabled quick and easy access to samples at 2m intervals down a 28m screen in deep boreholes. Elizabeth Guilford of Norfolk County Council hired the low flow kit from Geotech and used it on a Norfolk CC landfill where leachate contamination of groundwater was suspected. Samples taken at 2m intervals ...

  • Norfolk County Council tackle groundwater contamination with low-flow - Case Study

    Geotech low flow groundwater analysis equipment has enabled quick and easy access to samples at 2m intervals down a 28m screen in deep boreholes. Elizabeth Guilford of Norfolk County Council hired the low flow kit from Geotech and used it on a Norfolk CC landfill where leachate contamination of groundwater was suspected. Samples taken at 2m intervals close to elevation of the suspected ...

  • Flow measurement technology comparison: GA5000 Vs Hot Wire Anemometer

    A typical landfill or contaminated land site under investigation will comprise of a suitable number of gas monitoring wells, with a planned series of monitoring visits.  The monitoring will include gas flow measurements, which together with methane and carbon dioxide concentrations will be used to calculate gas screening values (GSV) and hence allow the determination of whether any gas ...

  • H-ADCP Flow Gauge, Wessex Water case study

    Wessex Water, Design, supply and installation of low-flow environmental impacts monitoring system on the River Yeo in Somerset, 2005-2008 Wessex Water contracted HL to install a new flow-gauge to provide flow data on the environmental impact of abstraction upstream and downstream of a riverside borehole for public-supply. Due to the channel and ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

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