borehole engineering News

  • Using the C-ALS borehole-deployable laser scanner to scan an inaccessible cellar network

    Fondasol is a firm of consulting geotechnical engineers which advises constructors in the design of geotechnical structures and the study of soil-structure interactions. The company was contracted by the local town council to conduct a survey on a brownfield site in the 9th Century town of Schiltigheim in north eastern France. Although the original building is no longer standing, the site ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • B & V Water backs Sir James Dyson’s call for engineering solution to drought problem

    B &V Water Treatment is backing a call by inventor Sir James Dyson for engineers to come up with an invention to help combat the current drought. Sir James, the man behind the bagless vacuum cleaner, has thrown down the gauntlet to the world’s engineering students to emulate their Victorian predecessors and come up with an inspired solution to the problem. So far Sir James has given a ...


    By B & V Water Treatment

  • New IHS Kingdom 2015 Software Delivers Major Advances in Integration of Geology, Geophysics and Engineering Workflows

    IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analysis, has launched IHS Kingdom® 2015, the latest release of its innovative geoscience software. This industry-leading application offers major integration advances such as dynamic map updates, geosteering and 3-D geology and fault attributes based on patent-pending technology, further enabling geologists, geophysicists and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D420-98(2003) Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes (Withdrawn 2012)

    This guide refers to ASTM methods by which soil, rock, and ground water conditions may be determined. The objective of the investigation should be to identify and locate, both horizontally and vertically, significant soil and rock types and ground water ...


    By ASTM International

  • Second well on the way to cap deepwater horizon

    If you think threading a needle is difficult, imagine drilling into an 18-centimetre-wide cylinder 5500 metres below the sea floor. That is the challenge facing BP engineers as they attempt to drill two relief wells in the Gulf of Mexico in a bid to stem the flow of oil from the stricken Deepwater Horizon. A relief well aims to bisect the original well casing, enabling engineers to pump in mud ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Clemson University professor wins NGWA’s top science award

    Professor Fred J. Molz III of Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, has received the National Ground Water Association’s 2014 M. King Hubbert Award for major science contributions to the knowledge of groundwater. The award will be presented this December during NGWA’s Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Molz is research professor and ...

  • Groundwater industry opportunities in geothermal heating/cooling subject of NGWA conference

    Increasing public demand for reduced fossil fuel consumption is creating growing business diversification opportunities with geothermal heating and cooling systems, according to presentations scheduled for the National Ground Water Association's 'Geothermal and Horizontal Drilling Forum,' August 25-25, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Using vertically drilled earth boreholes to connect heat pumps is a ...

  • Three Valleys Water Plays it Safe With Medium Pressure UV

    Two Hanovia medium-pressure UV disinfection systems were recently installed for Three Valleys Water at one of its pumping stations in Hertfordshire. The UV system was chosen as the optimum treatment process for borehole water that has a small risk of contamination from farmland run-off and a sewage pipe located within the catchment area. The UV installation formed part of a £560,000 refurbishment ...

  • World`s deepest clean-up job wins fourth top award

    The world's deepest nuclear clean-up job has won another top award for engineering excellence. Judges in this year’s Scottish Saltire Awards named the shaft isolation project at Dounreay as one of the country’s best examples of civil engineering. It was second only to the construction of a new road bridge across the River Forth at Kincardine. And it takes to four the number of top awards won by ...

  • Abandoned water wells can present risks

    Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Abandoned wells can be a physical danger to people and animals who may fall into them, but an even greater threat may be the pathway that an abandoned well provides for surface ...

  • World`s deepest clean-up job wins fourth top award

    The world's deepest nuclear clean-up job has won another top award for engineering excellence. Judges in this year’s Scottish Saltire Awards named the shaft isolation project at Dounreay as one of the country’s best examples of civil engineering. It was second ...

  • Flat Tape Water Level Meters - Reliability & Repairability

    New 101 P7 Water Level Meter New P7 Submersible Probe measures water levels and total well depth More consistent measurements with sensor located at the tip of probe New PVDF flat tape has increased tensile strength and electrical efficiency The NEW Solinst 101 Water Level Meter with P7 Probe features an ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • B & V Water develops revolutionary alternative water supply system

    One of the UK's largest water treatment companies has developed a revolutionary system which enables companies to tap into alternative water supplies while reducing their costs and their impact on their environment. The system, created by multi million turnover and double award winning B & V Water Treatment, enables access to non potable water for industrial processes, thus conserving ...


    By B & V Water Treatment

  • DDM & TA’AZ Join Forces to Create TA’AZ Environmental

    DDM Geotechnical Services are based in the UAE, serving the Middle East markets. DDM’s Joint Venture with TA’AZ, will trade as TA’AZ Environmental, offering the Iraq market the complete array of onshore and offshore soil investigation and GeoSolutions services, plus MicroROV inspection and sand & sludge cleaning services. CPT ...


    By DDM Geotechnical Services

  • Improperly abandoned wells can present danger to animals, people

    The dramatic rescue of a horse named Buddy from a large-diameter dug well in California underscores the importance of properly securing or decommissioning dug wells because of the danger they present to animals and humans, the National Ground Water Association said today. ...

  • KeyLogBook Wins "Product & Equipment Innovation" Award at GE Awards 2013

    This year’s GE Awards were especially exciting for us here at Keynetix as both KeyLAB and KeyLogBook were finalists in the Product & Equipment Innovation Category, with KeyLogBook winning first prize! It was a year when geotechnical ground modelling and BIM were also strongly represented with the editor’s choice award going to a BIM implementation project and the young engineer ...


    By Keynetix Ltd

  • Light dawns for a Cryptosporidium Problem

    atg UV Technology has been awarded a contract by Trant Engineering, for Portsmouth Water. The contract covers supply and installation of UV units for Cryptosporidium inactivation at two water treatment works: Eastergate and Westergate. Both are 20Ml/d borehole works and each site will be provided with fully automatic duty and standby atg UV  UVLX 16800 20 UV ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • New Enviro Data Features

    Geotech continues to roll out new features in our flagship Enviro Data product, now in its tenth year of use by many government and private sector clients. Version 1.7 includes a new system to store geologic unit information independent of sample data. Users can now define geologic information at locations such as boreholes and outcrops, including the geologic unit, lithology, etc. Support for ...

  • Helektor rates the Geotech GEM5000 for landfill gas extraction monitoring

    Greek waste management specialists, Helektor S.A. use Geotech's portable gas analyser, the GEM5000 to adjust gas flows to optimise energy generation on the Tagarades landfill site, outside Thessaloniki, Greece.  Their four MWM-Deutz TBG 620 V16 engines generate a total of 5MW.  The site has been in operation since 2006, with power generation driven by 3000 m3/h of landfill gas, drawn ...

  • A major Gold Miner goes into the Valuable Gas Business

    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE and JSE- GFI) takes part in worldwide practice of capping greenhouse emissions and trading their value on global markets. The Swiss plant manufacturer Hofstetter Umwelttechnik AG (Hofstetter) has been awarded the contract to build a high quality degassing and flaring unit for the gold major Gold Fields. Gold Fields, as the world's first gold-mining company to sell ...


    By Hofstetter BV

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