IN-SITU TESTING

IN-SITU TESTING

Our Capability

We provide competent technicians and drillers experienced in the preparation, planning and performance of a range of both routine and complex in-situ testing.

Each of our drilling teams are equipped to provide services in the following areas:

Routine In-situ Testing

Permeability & Packer Tests

Pumping Tests

In addition, we can provide trained and competent staff with skills to carry out specialist site works which are often lacking in many organisations. These specialists can carry out the tasks themselves or provide on-site advisory services and training.

Routine In-situ Testing

The Standard Penetration Test is often still the main in-situ test required from ground investigation projects. We have equipped most of our rotary drilling rigs with hydraulic automatic SPT Hammers.

These are fully compliant to BS EN ISO 22476: Part 3 and greatly reduce manual handling and crushing hazards posed by a standard drop hammer.

We have tested all of our SPT equipment and provide Energy Ratio Calibration certificates prior to tests being performed on site.

Permeability & Packer Tests

We have invested in the latest permeability and packer testing equipment and can data log tests if required. Our staff have carried out falling head, rising head, constant head and packer permeability tests throughout the UK and overseas.

Our staff will install the testing equipment, if needed, test it at surface and down-hole and perform and manage the test itself. Test pressures and results can be calculated in-house with reporting in an agreed format.

Pumping Tests

We provide a comprehensive one stop shop for pump testing from design of the boreholes to completion, testing and reporting of the test results. We work closely with the water well division within the Marriott Group to provide a truly comprehensive service.

The combined S M Associates & Marriott team can drill large diameter deep wells, install pumps and install all of the headworks and monitoring systems for any type of pumping test.

With a large range of submersible pumps from 1 to 10 MLD, variable speed drives, digital output magnetic flow meters, water level data loggers, super silent generators and Bauer connected discharge, the combined S M Associates & Marriott team can tackle a large range of testing including:

Our S M Associates & Marriott team also offers more specialised testing techniques involving single or duplex straddle inflatable packers to enable discrete testing of the aquifer by isolating particular zones of interest.

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No matter how big or small your project, we offer unrivalled levels of quality. From our project management through to our sampling techniques – we can provide dynamic solutions to all of your most pressing Ground Investigation needs.