The Geoquip Speer has a dedicated soil and rock testing laboratory on-board. This enables our geotechnical engineers to classify recovered samples and determine the strength parameters of interpreted layers for design and analysis in ‘real-time’. This data allows our geotechnical engineers to perform spudcan penetration and/or pile capacity/installation engineering analyses on-board as the borehole progresses. This allows optimisation of the actual final borehole depth with savings in operational time and therefore cost.
The laboratory is equipped with the necessary tools to conduct standard soil and rock tests. Routine sample handling, photography, classification and storage are part of the everyday work process. The testing schedule of recovered samples can be tailored to your project and high quality samples can be retained in Shelby tubes when deemed beneficial to advanced onshore laboratory testing requirements.
Recovered samples are stored in a temperature-controlled environment prior to shipment to an onshore facility.