Aquifer Presents the Vibrocore
Aquifer Consultancy, a consultant specialized in coastal, harbor and river engineering, has presented the Vibrocore, a flexible solution for taking soil samples.
The Vibrocore is electrically driven, portable and can be easily operated from a small workboat. With a high vibration frequency, the 7.6 cm pipe (PVC, stainless steel, aluminum or acrylic) is inserted into the sediment. This can be up to about 3 meters.
“With this, the manual drilling in the sediment is now behind us and this makes it a unique product in the Netherlands and even in Europe,” said Aquifer Consultancy.
Aquifer has signed a distribution agreement with the manufacturer SDI, Specialty Devices Inc. The Vibrocore has already been successfully deployed by soil sampling in two harbors: Buitenhaven in Stellendam and the Voorhaven in Gorinchem.