Technical Field Equipment - Drilling Equipment

Hallstätter See - Österreich 2012
(GFZ)
Czechowskie See Polen 2012
Czechowskie See Polen 2012
Czechowskie See Polen 2012

UWITEC - Piston corer (coring system with motor power)

  • rope-operated piston corer
  • coring drive by steel weight at the sediment surface and with motor power
  • core barrels of 2.0 and 3.0 m length with plastic liner
  • core diameter is 86mm

Application

  • Core sections up to 20.0 m long in the sediment; "unlimited" water depths (actually 240.0 m of Kevlar-rope)

Field requirements

  • Complete raft on a car trailer (e.g. UWITEC aluminium pontons and 2 inflatable floaters)
  • drilling crew of 3 or 4 persons

UWITEC - Piston Corer (manually operated system)

UWITEC - Piston Corer (manually operated system)

  • rope-operated piston corer
  • coring drive by steel weight at the sediment surface
  • core barrels of 2.0 m and 3.0 m length with plastic liner
  • core diameter 60 and 86 mm

Application

  • core sections up to 20.0 m long
  • "unlimited" water depths (until 140m water depth - length of the rope and the underwater pressure)

Field requirement

  • smaller raft (e.g. UWITEC aluminium mounts or inflatable floaters)
  • drilling crew of at least 3 persons

hydraulic puller to lift out the drilling system
(GFZ)
hydraulic puller to lift out the drilling system
large platform with Usinger coring system
mechanic puller to lift out the inner rod
drilling hammer (gasoline powered)
external piping of Usinger coring system
large platform

Usinger Piston Corer

  • modified Livingstone-style piston corer with a rod-operated piston system
  • coring drive by a fuel hammer (or electro) from the steel raft
  • aluminium casing between the raft and the sediment surface
  • core barrels of 1.0 or 2.0 m length in steel liner (wall thickness of 1 mm)
  • core barrel diameter of 40, 55, 80 and 100 mm available

Application

  • high-precision coring
  • long, undisturbed sediment sections, more than 50.0 m long (depending on water depth and sediment behavior, actual maximum sediment section length is 95.0m)
  • coring of various lake sediments and peat, including dm-scale coarse-grained layers, lakes with water depths up to 50.0 m

Field requirements

  • for coring of long sediment sections or stiff sediments with a stable raft and a large electro winch and tripod with 3.5 m free working height
  • drilling crew of 4-6 people for coring (minimum two technicans)

Ghilardi Freefall Corer KGH 94

  • rope-operated freefall corer with trigger weight
  • short cores in a plastic tube with length until 1.80m
  • core diameter of 60.0 mm

Application

  • Short cores of maximum 1.80 m length from soft lake sediments

Field requirements

  • rubber boat or a small inflatable catamaran
  • 2 persons for coring

UWITEC Freefall Corer

  • rope-operated light-weight freefall corer without piston
  • short cores in a plastic tube with length until 2.0 m
  • core diameter of 60.0 or 86.0 mm

Application

  • short cores of maximum 2.0 m length from soft lake sediments

Field Requirements

  • rubber boat or a small inflatable catamaran
  • 2 persons for coring
Freeze corer with cool sword
(GFZ)
Freeze corer
Cool container with liquid nitrogen
Freeze corer with cool sword
recovered surface short core
recovered surface short core
Freeze corer with cool sword

UWITEC Freeze Corer (Freeze Corer Type 4)

  • rope-operated freeze corer
  • aluminium freeze sword cooled by ethanol
  • different sizes (width and length) of freezing swords (standard is 110.0 x 10.0 cm)

Application

  • high precision coring of the uppermost, unconsolidated part of lake sediment sections
  • water depth of several 100.0 m

Field requirements

  • small raft
  • dry ice or liquid nitrogen to cool the ethanol
  • coring team of at least 2 persons

Russian Peat Corer

  • rod-operated peat corer of 1.5 m length (chamber size 7.5 x 100.0 cm);
  • 9.0 m of extension rods;

Application

  • Peat and soft lake sediments;
  • Shallow water;

Field requirements

  • One person
  • Mechanical extruder for Usinger-corer steel tubes
  • Hydraulic extruder for Usinger-corer steel tubes
  • Hydraulic extruder for UWITEC-corer steel and plastic tubes
  • UWITEC water sampler (5.0 litre)
  • Water sampler 1.5 and 3.0 litre
  • Hand winches (UWITEC) for 150.0 and 170.0 m water depths (for water sampler and shortcore systems)
  • Plankton nets
  • Echo Sounder and Side-imaging “Humminbird” Model 1198c
  • Echo Sounder “Garmin” Model GPSMap 188C 
  • hand-operated GPS – “Garmin”
  • Sub-Bottom Profiler “INNOMAR” Model SES-2000 compact
  • “Hemisphere”, Model R110 GPS
  • Mini “ROV Guardian”, Model 2.1 (submarine with cameras and tools for sediment and water sampling)
  • cable-operated underwater camera (“Mangrove”) and lights (Mascot/Hardenberger)
  • Sediment traps (Technicap PPS3/3; KC Denmark & UWITEC)
  • Catamarans with Inflatable rubbers (small and bigger one (4.0 x 4.0 m))
  • “Yamaha” rubber boats (YAM 275,340, 380 S)
  • Electro boat engine “Torqueedo”, Model Travel 1003; Boat engines “Honda” with 5, 15 and 25 PS
  • Generators “Honda” with 1.0, 2.0. and 5.0 KW

Multiparameter Water Probe, Model YSI 6920

  • for water depths of max. 150.0 m, with sensors for measurements of Temperature, DO (dissolved oxygen), pH/ORP (combined sensor for pH and oxidation / reduction potential), Specific Conductivity and Turbidity

Multiparameter Water Probe, Model YSI 6600

  • for water depths of max. 200.0 m, with sensors for measurements of Temperature, DO (dissolved oxygen), pH/ORP (combined sensor for pH and oxidation / reduction potential), Specific Conductivity and Turbidity

Chlorophyll Probe, Model YSI 6025

  • for measurements of general chlorophyll content
  • Excitation at about 470nm
  • Working catamaran
  • Lake sediment coring with UWITEC - piston corer

Contact

Dipl.-Geoökol. Brian Brademann
Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution
Telegrafenberg
Building C, Room 454
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1336
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Contact: Usinger Corer

Jens Mingram
Dr. Jens Mingram
Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution
Telegrafenberg
Building C, Room 323
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1334
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