The cone penetrometer is the central component of a cone penetration test (CPT). Our cone penetrometers are mounted to a series of steel rods, and pushed vertically from the rig to penetrate the ground.
Our most utilised cone is the standard (CFI) cone which penetrates the ground at a constant rate of 2cm/s whilst measuring cone tip resistance (qc), friction sleeve (fs) and inclination. We offer the option to incorporate a piezo filter element (u2) for piezocone testing, to measure excess pore water pressure.
We also offer a number of specialist cones that operate concurrently with our standard cone and can cope with varied geological environments. This specialist testing allows the evaluation of a vast range of soil parameters, and enables us to obtain samples and install geotechnical instrumentation.
For more information on our range of cone penetrometers, please contact us.