General Manager James Carlyle says, “One of the reasons for Ashtead’s rapid growth is that there is no limit to the new instruments that we will stock. Our philosophy is simple; if customers want it, we will supply it. Consequently, whilst gas detectors and water monitors represent high volumes for us, we are equally comfortable with more specialist equipment such as Radon detectors, Trimble GPS instruments and Vibrock Seismographs, all of which are recent additions to the Ashtead fleet.”
Most of Ashtead’s rental fleet is portable and easy to use; however, a team of experienced engineers is available both before and during the hire period.
The Durridge RAD7 Radon Gas Detector can be used both in the laboratory or in the field. Simple to use, the RAD7 has pre-programmed set-ups for common tasks and comes complete with a built-in air pump, rechargeable batteries and printer.
The Trimble GEO-XT is designed to provide sub-meter GPS (Global Positioning System) data. Deployed in conjunction with the Geo Beacon to supply wireless real-time differential GPS corrections and FASTMap mobile software to integrate new data with existing GIS information.
The Vibrock V901 seismograph is intended for unattended monitoring of ground vibration events occurring either naturally or as a result of man-made actions such as civil engineering works or quarrying. Events can be triggered according to threshold parameters and all the data is logged internally.
Ashtead has also boosted its fleet of personal gas monitors; ATEX and EX rated, the BW MicroClip is ideal for a wide range of applications such as chemical spill response, pipe and sewer inspections, confined space entry, manufacturing and many more. Lightweight and featuring audible, visual and vibrating alarms, the MicroClip offers unobtrusive safety monitoring of H2S, CO, O2 and combustible gases.
Ashtead recently announced the addition of the YSI 6920 multiparameter water quality logger to its rental fleet and this has proved extremely popular with those customers looking for longer term monitoring than is provided by the portable YSI 556.