With more engineers seeking hybrid – CPT and SPT – site investigation data, you can now offer both and reap the rewards. The good news for drill rig owners is you already have the most expensive part of a CPT system: The push system. With Vertek’s Drill Rig Conversion Kit, your drill rig can become an efficient CPT system without any modification or tools.
What is CPT?
Cone penetration testing, or “CPT,” is an advanced in situ test that uses a steel cone equipped with sensors to record and relay real-time measurements of multiple data points such as resistance, friction, and pore water pressure. The cone is advanced into the ground at an ASTM-specified rate of 2cm/sec to ensure data integrity. With Vertek, operators can also collect shear wave and percussion seismic data.
Why should you offer CPT?
First, as mentioned earlier, CPT provides engineers with a plethora of data that SPT alone cannot. Engineers also value the efficiency of CPT data as it is available immediately following a site investigation. Leveraging your drill rig, you can offer “hybrid” investigation: SPT and CPT. CPT also offers a much safer operation with minimal pinch points and rods weighing less than 20 pounds.
Second, you can earn more money! For a low investment, you can expand your capabilities and bid on more jobs. Vertek’s systems are built to last decades and have significantly lower annual costs than a drill rig; again, helping you maximize profit. Check out the Vertek ROI calculator to estimate how fast you can earn your money back on the purchase of a Drill Rig Conversion Kit.
How easy is CPT?
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Screw on the NWJ or AWJ push adapter.
Step 2: Prepare your cones and Data Acquisition System.
Step 3: Place the push cap on top of your rods and start pushing.
From one rig operators to national firms, Vertek’s Drill Rig Conversion Kit has successfully provided drillers with the capability to expand their business. Ready to join them?
Contact Team Vertek for a quote today.