You have a lot of choice when it comes to selecting the best rig for your site investigation needs. Considering this, there are a few questions you need to be asking yourself. How much pushing force will I need? What’s the maximum size and weight possible? Does it need to be able to access restricted areas? These are just a few of the factors that you need to take into consideration. At Borehole Solutions, the rig that fits our requirements to a tee is the Geopoint CPT. It’s revolutionised our drilling capabilities, and we haven’t looked back since. Is it also the best option for you?
What are the Specifications of the Geopoint CPT?
The Geopoint rig might be small, but it certainly packs a punch. Measuring in at a compact size of 2.62 x 0.79 x 2.03 metres, and weighing in at just over a tonne, it delivers pushing and pulling forces of 130kN and 170kN, respectively. With a CPT stroke of 550mm, this rig certainly exceeds expectations.
Perfect for Restricted Access Drilling
The compact CPT’s smaller frame is ideal for hard-to-reach locations, with its detachable tower helping it to squeeze into narrow spaces. Also, as the rig can be mounted onto tracks, it allows for a high degree of control and manoeuvrability. When working in urban towns and cities, this makes the Geopoint CPT a particularly effective investigative rig.
Safety is Priority
Working in the geotechnical drilling industry isn’t the safest of jobs, so it’s up to us to make it so. Your most important consideration must always be the safety of on-site personnel. This means careful planning and assessments at every stage – no exceptions. Thankfully, the Geopoint CPT is incredibly simple to use, so human error and mistakes are kept to a minimum. Hand-operated clamps are replaced with ball clamps, reducing the need for practical, hands-on work where injuries are most common. With fewer health and safety factors on your mind, you can focus all your attention on the drilling!
Minimal Environmental Impact
Within any geotechnical investigation, your project’s environmental impact should always be considered. Steps should be taken to reduce noise and air pollution, as well as any emissions from the equipment itself. Fortunately, with the Geopoint rig, you’re already half-way there. Its mounted tracks minimise site disturbance, which is particularly important in environmentally sensitive areas.
Many site investigations often come at short notice and require quick attention. With how simple the Geopoint rig is to operate, it can be quickly set-up to get work underway. Also, due to the compact size and flexibility of the rig, it can be transported easily and without stress.
With so many different factors to consider, is the Geopoint CPT rig the right option for your geotechnical investigation? For more information about our site investigation and rig hire services, get in touch! To reach our team, call us today on 01733 200 501, or click here to fill out our contact form.