Cable Monitoring Articles

  • Surveying for 600-Meter-Deep Groundwater in Kenya - Case Study

    The importance of groundwater can’t be overstated. It’s crucial for life across the globe, and, in the developing world, access to groundwater is at a premium. However, with resistivity imaging groundwater exploration techniques, even when you’re in one of the driest locations on Earth, deep groundwater is possible to locate. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Determining the Right Cable Length and Output for a Sensor

    If you’re monitoring a bridge or automating a machine, a high precision sensor is a great solution, but it’s no good if the output signal can’t reach the data logger. Depending on what you need to measure and what environment you’re in, determining how long your cable must run can be crucial. High precision sensors offer three common output types: analog, digital and ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • Should Your Sensor Have A Connector Or Pin Terminals?

    When it comes to measuring the activity of your project, it’s nice to have options. High precision sensors can offer plenty of selections from the range of your measurements to the output of your readings, but a sensor is only as good at its connection. Connectors and pin terminals are common and dependable connections that relay your readings from within the sensor to the screen in front ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • Case Study - Mapping Gold Deposits with Induced Polarization Surveys, Yukon, Canada

    Site:  Rockhaven Resources Ltd. Klaza property in Yukon Territory, Canada Equipment:  SuperStingR8 with AGI 84 electrode passive electrical imaging cable, 5 meter electrode spacing, inverse schlumberger array, boost mode(200W output), Direct Samples:  Reverse circulation drilling and geochemical analysis of core samples. Results:  SuperStingR8 induced ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Groundwater: 600 meter Deep Survey

    Thika, Kenya Survey date: February 13, 2006 Location: Thika, Kenya Instrument: SuperSting R8/IP with Switch Box 84 and AGI resistivity imaging cable and electrode stakes with spring Electrode geometry:  combined dipole-dipole, schlumberger and pole-dipole array (20 m spacing for 646 m exploration depth) Software:  ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Groundwater: Locating Water Wells

    South Sudan: 4000 L/min water well Date:  February 25, 2015 Site:  Yeri Mozo Village, South Sudan, Africa Equipment:  SuperStingR8 WiFi, SwitchBox56 and passive cables spaced at 5m. Software:  EarthImager2D with a finite element inversion model of dipole-dipole array data. Results:  Resistivity imaging successfully ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Lacustrine: Underwater Resistivity Surveys

    Lake Travis – Austin, Texas Objective:  Locate buried pipeline and map the limestone bedrock surface Site:  Lake Travis, near Austin, Texas USA during the AGI Marine Resistivity Seminar Date:  May 1, 2014 and May 7, 2015 Instrument:  SuperStingR8 WiFi, SwitchBox56, underwater marine cable with 28 electrodes spaced at 6m. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Panama Canal: Boat Towed 3D Resistivity Surveys - Case Study

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) needed to expand the canal in order to accommodate larger ships (and more traffic)—but first, they needed to know two things: what types of sediment loads needed to be dredged out—and more importantly—how much these loads would cost. That’s where AGI marine resistivity imaging ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Can I monitor multiple points on one datalogger?

    Yes – using the Ebro EBI-310 USB datalogger you can monitor up to 3 points with one unit. The logger has a built in sensor, but by adding an adapter and external probes the one unit can monitor the temperature of up to 3 locations. This could mean monitoring the laboratory room temperature, ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Wireless monitoring and control of electric valve actuators

    Overview Wireless monitoring and control offers a great opportunity for many facilities, in a wide variety of applications and industries, to gain significant benefits over the traditional hard-wired methods of achieving valve actuator connectivity. ...


    By Rotork

  • Compare active and passive cables

    Active cables refer to the cable with electronic part in the cable. Control and ADC in resistivity system controls the electronic parts in the cable, which controls the current injection. Passive cables refer to the cable with no electronic part in the cable. One of the advantage of passive cables is its ability to borehole and marine surveys, operator can put passive cables in water. Putting ...

  • Roll along resistivity survey

    A roll-along survey is a method for operator to survey a long line. After the initial survey, the operator will leave one cable on the ground and move the instrument and cables forward. So there is always one cable overlap between two surveys. Alternatively, the operator can divide the cable in half and only overlap 16 electrode spacing. In this way, the opearator could complete the survey ...

  • Compare popular resistivity meters with FlashRES

    Although most resistivity meters nowadays can collect resistivity, IP and SP data and most of these systems are multi-channal resistivity meters, there is still a technical gap between traditional and next generation resistivity meters. FlashRES has six to 8 times more channel than traditional system, this means larger data quantity, which could help the resistivity inversion image ...

  • The exploration depth of FlashRES resistivity meter

    The formula for calculating the maximum depth is universal for all resistivity meters. The exploration depth depends on the survey line length. the survey depth is usually 20-25% of the survey line total length. For example, for 10m takeout cables, the total length of the cable is 10m*63=630m and this means the exploration depth is 0.2*630m to 0.25*630m. The resolution is 10% of ...

  • Surface-point resistivity survey - Case Study

    Drilling boreholes for exploration can be cost ineffective and time consuming. Doing surface-point resistivity survey can provide fast and accurate results, with known position of the target, FlashRES can utilize its electrodes in borehole to target the position of the target, this enables operators to have a good understanding of the interested area. Surface-point resistivity method can also ...

  • Mineral prospecting case study 2

    We had recently carried out a copper prospecting survey. Electrodes were placed on the surface at 5m interval, one cable was connected to electrodes on surface and another cable is put in to the borehole. After repeating the surveys at nearby borehole, we generated two resistivity distribution images. We determined that the band of low resistivity approximately 30m below surface has a high chance ...

  • Surface resistivity survey case study 1

    The purpose of this surface electrical resistivity survey was to delineate the event direction of a gold ore deposit. The surface electrical resistivity survey uses a 10m interval cable, that permits the FlashRES 61 channel resistivity meter to detect depth up to 120m. The depth is dependent on the cable length.  The system found an occasional resistive band from 0-350m. This knowledge was ...

  • Locating pipes and cables case study

    GPR can be used to determine the location and depth of metallic, non-metallic, plastic, concrete and asbestos-concrete utilities, and cables (power, signal, etc.) Locating of  City Utilities The VIY3-300 GPR was used for locating of city utilities (water, gas, sewer, etc.). This profile shows city utilities at a depth of 1.2 and 2.0 meters (wave speed is 130 meters per ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Using GPR to map rebar and post tension cables case study

    Building Renovation - Boston, MA Our client was tasked to install new plumbing lines as part of a building renovation. This task involved drilling cores through each floor of the building. Geoview was contracted to locate the rebar and post tension cables to determine safe coring locations. The geophysical investigation was conducted using Mala and GSSI Structure Scan ground ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Utility locating at a Gasoline station case study

    As part of an Phase II Environmental Site Assessment at a gasoline station, GeoView was tasked with locating and mapping the  utilities within the boundaries of the property. The utilities included electrical lines, communication lines, PVC and metal water lines, sewer lines and fiberglass fuel lines. The property did not have any as-builts to reference. As standard procedure, GeoView ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

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