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Miniature CPT system

The miniature CPT system includes a base frame with pushing unit, an umbilical reel with cable and a portable computer. Some specifications of the system are given below.

 Dimensions:  Base (reaction) frame
 Weight  1500 kg (3300 lbs.)
 Length  1.45 m. (48 in)
 Width  1.45 m (48 in)
 Height  1.95 m (64 in)

Cones 2 cm2 subtraction, tip- and sleeve resistance. Additional sensors (inclination, porewater pressure). Maximum tip resistance ca. 12 kN. Maximum penetration 12 m.

CPT apparatus and procedures adopted by Marine Sampling Holland B.V. are in general accordance with the International Reference Test Procedure published by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE, 1999). BS 5930 (BSI, 1999) refers to ISSMGE (1999). Eurocode 7 (CEN, 1999) and NORSOK Standard G-CR-001 (NTS, 1996) refer to an earlier version of the ISSMGE document. General agreement also applies to standards published by ASTM International (ASTM 05778-95) and Nederlands Normalisatie-Instituut (NEN 5140).

On the leaflets page you can find more leaflets with information abour our units and equipment.