Features

  • Pre-bored pressuremeter configuration
  • Simple construction
  • Inexpensive and rugged downhole components

Specifications

  • Roctest TEXAM System
  • Max working pressure: 10,000 kPa (1,500 psi)
  • Actuator capacity: 10 tons
  • Gauge precision: 0.05% FS
  • Gauge resolution: 1 kPa
  • Probe diameter: 74 mm
  • Hole diameter required: max 3 in.

Advantages

  • Very portable
  • Rugged construction
  • No compressed gas required (operates using water)
  • Applicable to a range of material, from soils to soft rock
  • Can be deployed within slotted steel casing for granular soils below water table

Applications

  • Shallow and deep foundation design
  • Settlement
  • Lateral deformation of piles or sheet piles
  • In-situ stress-strain curve and pressuremeter modulus is obtained
  • Unload / Reload cycles can be performed for cyclic loads (ie - wind, waves)