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Direct Image® News & Articles


Below you will find the most recent articles on our Direct Image® systems. Many of the articles below appear in our Probing Times newsletter. Check back often for the most recent news from Geoprobe® Direct Image®.

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Geoprobe® Participates on ITRC Team for Implementing ASCT

The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is a state led coalition working to encourage the use of innovative technology and methods to reduce...

Probing Times Spring 2019
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HPT Log
Using Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) to Estimate Groundwater Specific Conductance

Geoprobe® HPT is becoming one of the most common direct push logging tools used in site characterization. An HPT port is now included on ALL MIP...

Probing Times Spring 2019
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PFAs
PFAS: Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Protocols and Issues

PFAS compounds have been “emerging contaminants” for a few years now. It seems this last year has reached a critical point for environmental investigation...

Probing Times Spring 2019
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Operational Tips
Direct Image® Operational Tips Email

Find out more about recent DI software updates and tips for the field...

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Evaluation and application of the optical image profiler (OIP) a direct push probe for photo-logging UV-induced fluorescence of petroleum hydrocarbons
1.5 in. vs. 1.75 in Probe Rods
Drillers choose 1.75 in. probe rod for size, durability

Our NEW Geoprobe® 1.75 in. probe rods are stronger, last longer, and can be used for multiple applications...

Probing Times Spring 2018
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An OIP-G log from the Wellington, KS, former manufactured gas plant (MGP), location KD04.  The captured image shows the fluorescent light given off by the coal tars at the indicated depth in the formation.  The analyzed image depicts the area of fluorescence that passes the 2-stage digital filter in the software to be classified as contaminant fluorescence.  The % Area of fluorescence for this particular image was determined to be 63.5% by the software.
OIP-Green Successfully Detects Coal Tar Fluorescence

The Optical Imaging Profiler (OIP) is a new direct push photo-logging system developed by Geoprobe® that uses a down hole light source...

Probing Times Spring 2018
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Parratt-Wolff Inc., based in Syracuse, New York, use their Geoprobe® 6712DT in conjunction with Direct Image® tooling to provide their clients high resolution subsurface data and real time logging, which  effectively reduces the duration of site remediation for their clients.  From left, Project Manager and DI Team Leader Danylo Kulczycky and MiHpt Operator Matt Padgett.
MiHpt equips Parratt-Wolff with precise, real-time logging results

Parratt-Wolff effectively reduced the duration of site remediation for their clients when they introduced MiHpt into their service offerings three years ago...

Probing Times Spring 2018
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Lee Shaw, Geoprobe® Sales
3230DT in Texas: Advances CPT Nicely

I’ve been operating the 3230DT since its release and the capabilities continue to impress me...

Probing Times Spring 2018
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Optional 6712 Mast for Geoprobe® 2060CPT: Need an easier way to pre-drill a hole for CPT tooling, direct push sample with the hammer or drill to clear debris?  The optional 6712 mast allows you to drill, core or sample!  It is located in-line with the CPT press inside the cabin, so it’s easy to track the crawler over the drilled hole when the time comes to perform the CPT push.
2060CPT makes field jobs efficient, comfortable

The Geoprobe® 2060CPT is a 20-ton-rated, static push Cone Penetration Testing platform that allows users to maximize their efforts...

Probing Times Spring 2018
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Foundation investigation on iron sand sand dunes for wind turbine construction for power generation on the west coast of Auckland.
Most Versatile CPT Push Platform

The 6622CPT punches way above...

Probing Times Spring 2017
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With ‘I’ beams and plywood sheeting for stabilization, the 7822DT is ready to plug one of several leaky abandoned CPT boreholes. One of the abandoned boreholes had grown up to 9-in. in diameter at the surface, and had a flow rate of about 6 gpm.
Leaking CPT Holes Cause Problems

An artesian effect was causing a problem...

Probing Times Spring 2017
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Tyler Felder and Randy Eddings use the 7822DT to rock core deep in the woods near Reidsville, NC.
Elite Techniques Credits 7822DT’s Versatility to Continued Success

Elite Techniques, in Camden, SC, has experienced substantial growth since...

Probing Times Spring 2017
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MIP data is displayed by plotting the three individual detector responses with depth.
Gregg Drilling Uses MIP To Develop Strategic ISCO Treatment

Gregg Drilling & Testing, based in California, recently partnered with a Northern California environmental consultant to provide Membrane Interface Probe (MIP) and...

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Gert Ghysels, PhD. student at the Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Riverbed Characterization on Aa River in Belgium

Students and a Professor from the Free University of Brussel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) used a Geoprobe® Pneumatic Slug Test Kit to perform slug tests inside the Aa...

Probing Times Fall 2016
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Cross-section of HPT logs showing HPT pressure (green) and EC. Cross sections like this are useful in high resolution site characterization (HRSC).
Geoprobe® DI Team Posts HPT Logging Services Specification

Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) Logging is getting a lot of use these days. HPT logs are a good tool for evaluating site stratigraphy...

Probing Times Fall 2016
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Figure 1: Background Log -  Purple = Corrected HPT Pressure; Black = EC; Orange = Groundwater Specific Conductance; Yellow = Sodium; and Green = Chloride.
Using HPT Logs for Identifying Brine Impact on Fresh Water Aquifers

Last summer Wes McCall and Geoprobe® summer intern Mateus Evald conducted field tests with the Hydraulic Profiling Tool–Groundwater...

Probing Times Fall 2016
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Vladislav Knytl is the MIP Operator for Dekonta.
MIP Logging Used to Investigate Site Contaminated by Mixture of VOCs

Dekonta company, a central/eastern European environmental company in Prague, completed both research and commercial activities...

Probing Times Fall 2016
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HPT
I’m having problems passing the HPT Reference Test and my HPT Line Pressure is High. What’s my problem?

Soil build-up behind the HPT screen is easy to troubleshoot by removing the HPT screen. Does the line pressure return to normal, and are you able to pass...

Probing Times Spring 2016
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MIP data collected onsite quickly delineated the extents of the dissolved-phase PHC impacts (between 10 and 36 feet (3 and 11 meters). The data was imported into 3D visualization software to provide added clarity of the impacted zones.
MIP Quickly Delineates PHC Impacts

Vertex Environmental was retained to complete a large in-situ chemical oxidation injection remediation project by the provincial government in northern Ontario, Canada...

Probing Times Spring 2016
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OIP System Major Components: (top, clockwise) Laptop Computer, Field Instrument (FI6000), Optical Interface Probe (OP6560), Optical Interface (OP6100).
New Technology: Commercial Release of Direct Image® OIP Logging Tool

The Direct Image® Team at Geoprobe Systems® proudly announces the commercial release of their newest Direct Image® logging tool ... the Optical Image Profiler (OIP)...

Probing Times Spring 2016
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Day One at the Clarks, NE, site.  The Geoprobe® R&D team used a 6625CPT machine to collect Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) logs near the two public water supply wells.  Steve Knobbe (left), Project Engineer, and Richard Holmgren, Direct Image® Specialist, work at the HPT1 location.
Geoprobe®: The Right Tools for Investigation of Uranium in Drinking Water

A few years back, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services began testing all of the water supply wells across Nebraska to be sure...

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