DAT Instruments has said that it is possible to add functionality to almost any age of geotechnical equipment through addition of a datalogger.
According to DAT, the datalogger and the mechanical equipment are two independent systems, which are working in parallel and its sensors are designed in order to be able to interface with any equipment.
The company has said its dataloggers can be used on piston pump, helicoidal gear pump and turbine pump for cement injections, sleeved grouting pipes, injections with packer for tube a manchette grouting operations and gear pump for Lugeon testing. The systems can also be used on grabs and hydromills for diaphragm wall applications and any type of drilling and piling equipment, as well as crane with hydraulic or electric vibrator for vibroflotation.
“By installing a DAT Instruments datalogger any equipment, even the oldest, can regain the same functions of a modern one,” said DAT founder Amedeo Valoroso. “The datalogger records parameters and so it the work can be certified. In addition to that, on specific applications such as jet grouting and CFA, the datalogger can automate the process even using a very old drilling equipment. The low cost investment can help deliver better results.”
DAT has said that the latest generation of dataloggers feature colour display and touch screens and make it possible to download and display the work in real time and to export data to Microsoft Excel or Openoffice Calc.