The MiniStingTM R1 is a high- powered, induced polarization (IP) and electrical resistivity instrument used for testing grounding grids, soil resistivity testing for corrosion protection design, and more. This single-channel tool is expertly engineered for manual resistivity jobs. Ease of use, low cost, and high accuracy make it ideal for low-manpower explorations and training demonstrations.

The MiniSting™​ geophysical instrument is recommended for vertical electrical sounding (VES), profiling, the IEEE fall-off-potential (FOP) method, and the four-pin Wenner soil test (ASTM G57) for soil resistivity.
It is versatile enough for both water and earth uses, including:

  • Groundwater Investigation
  • Grounding Studies
  • Cathodic Protection Design
  • Soil Tests

Technical Specification :

ItemDescription
Measurement modesApparent resistivity, resistance, voltage (SP), induced polarization (IP), battery voltage
Measurement range400 kΩ to 0.1 milliΩ (resistance), 0-500 V full scale voltage auto-ranging.
Measuring resolutionMax 30 nV, depends on voltage level
Screen resolution4 digits in engineering notation
Output current1-2-5-10-20-50-100-200-500 mA.
Output voltageThe user can switch between high and low voltage limit for the transmitter (800 Vp-p or 320 Vp-p voltage limit). Actual electrode voltage depends on
transmitted current and ground resistivity.
Input gain rangingAutomatic, always uses full dynamic range of receiver.
Input impedance>20 MΩ
Input voltageMax 500 V
SP compensationAutomatic cancellation of SP voltages during resistivity measurement. Constant and linearly varying SP cancels completely.

The PowerStingTM system is a series of external high-power transmitters—5- kilowatt, 10-kilowatt, and 15-kilowatt— specifically engineered for the SuperStingTM  instrument. The PowerStingTM  system is a fully- programmable constant voltage/ constant current source. It is available with an SGS generator and a wireless repeater box.

USE CASES
The PowerStingTM system is designed to work with multiple applications, including:

  • Vertical electrical sounding 
  • 2D electrical imaging 
  • 3D electrical imaging 
  • 3D-offset electrical imaging of a 2D survey line
    in both manual and automatic modes

Technical Specification :

ItemDescription
Output current stabilityAutomatically controlled
Transmitter Lower Current Limit1mA.
Transmitter Voltage Steps1V.
Transmitter Current Steps1mA.
Transmitter Output Voltage Accuracy0.1V
DisplayBuilt-in LED display indicating status, fault codes, power in watts, current and voltage, contact resistance, transmit function, on/off and emergency
shut off. The SuperStingTM and Android device will display all the above parameters along with real time data plot, resistance, resistivity, etc.
IP time cycles0.5 s/1 s/ 2 s/4 s/8 s, user selectable controlled by SuperStingTM
Measurement cycleON+, OFF, ON-, OFF
Maximum transmitter power5,000W, 10,000 W, 15,000 W
Maximum current output options5 kW – 5 Amp (1,000 V), 2.5 Amp (2000 V)
10 kW – 3.3 Amp (High Voltage – 3,000 V), 10 Amp (1,000V), 27 Amp (High Current – 375 V)
15 kW – 15.0 Amp (1,000V), 7.5 Amp (2000 V),6 Amp (2500 V), 5 Amp (3000 V)

The SuperStingTM Marine Resistivity System is an add-on module to the SuperStingTM Wi-Fi, our multi-channel electrical imaging system. It allows for the collection of streaming marine (towed cable) data. Items in this module allow hydrographic surveys with continuously recording electrical resistivity imaging data which contain positional data from a GPS receiver, along with the depth profile measured with 200Khz  echo sounder.

USE CASES
Marine Resistivity data can be used  for myriad reasons, including:

  • Monitoring leakage in a dam
  • Mineral exploration (placer and hard rock)
  • Mapping fresh and saltwater interfaces near shorelines  or offshore
  • Locating freshwater springs at sea (submarinegroundwater discharge)
  • Characterizing the sub-bottom of estuaries
  • Distinguishing between hard rock, sand, gravel,  silt, and clay for dredging and other purposes
  • Imaging water column salinity variations

Technical Specification :

ItemDescription
Input channelsTwo models are available; 8 channel & single-channel.
IP current transmissionON+/OFF/ON-/OFF.
Measuring resolutionMax 30 nV, depends on voltage level.
Signal processingContinuous averaging after each complete cycle. Noise errors calculated & displayed as percentage of reading. Reading displayed as resistance (∆V/I) &
apparent resistivity (Ωm). Apparent resistivity is calculated using user entered electrode array coordinates.
Noise suppressionBetter than 100 dB at f>20 Hz. Better than 120 dB at power line frequencies (16 2/3, 20, 50 and 60 Hz) for measurement cycles of 1.2 s & above.
Measurement modesApparent resistivity, resistance, induced polarization (IP), SP & battery voltage.
Measurement range+/- 5Vp-p.
Output voltage800 Vp-p, actual electrode voltage depends on transmitted current & ground resistivity.
Transmitter200 W internal transmitter; external 5 kW, 10 kW and 15 kW transmitters are also available (see separate brochure for specifications).
Output current1 – 2,000 mA continuous, measured to high accuracy.

The SuperStingTM Wi-Fi is a next- generation electrical resistivity meter and induced polarization (IP), and self-potential (SP) system, used to scan and image the subsurface of the earth and visualize  the results in 2D slices or 3D volumes. 

Application :

  • Groundwater Exploration
  • Dams & Levees
  • Caves, Sink Holes, & Subsidence
  • Brownfield Remediation
  • Imaging Forensic Sites
  • Mine Leach Piles
  • Precious Metal Exploration
  • Industrial Mineral Exploration
  • Borehole-To-Borehole Tomography (ERT)
  • Marine Targets
  • Marine Dredging
  • Vertical Walls
  • Inside Tunnels
  • Archaeology
  • Monitoring Landfills
  • CO2 Sequestration Time-Lapse Monitoring

Technical Specification :

ItemDescription
Measurement modesApparent resistivity, resistance, induced polarization (IP), SP & battery voltage.
Measurement range+/- 5Vp-p.
Measuring resolutionMax 30 nV, depends on voltage level.
Screen resolution4 digits in engineering notation.
Transmitter200 W internal transmitter; external 5 kW, 10 kW and 15 kW transmitters are also available (see separate brochure for specifications).
Output current1 – 2,000 mA continuous, measured to high accuracy.
Output voltage800 Vp-p, actual electrode voltage depends on transmitted current & ground resistivity.
Input channelsFive models are available; 1 channel, 2 channel, 4 channel, 6 channel, and 8 channel.
Input gain rangingAutomatic, always uses full dynamic range of receiver.
Input impedance>150 MΩ

The SuperSting™​ Monitoring System is an add-on module to the SuperSting™​ Wi-Fi, our multi-channel electrical imaging system. It monitors landfills, well sites, dams, and other unattended locations where changes of resistivity conditions over time must be recorded and analyzed.

BENEFITS
The data from the SuperSting™ Monitoring System can be used whenever you need to know changesover time, including:

  • Monitoring leaking in dams and levees
  • Monitoring pollution
  • Monitoring leaching in landfills
  • Time-lapse studies for locating landslide prone areas.

Technical Specification :

SuperStingTM Monitoring System Technical Specification
Included with the SystemQuantityAdditional Purchase RequiredQuantity
SuperSting™ Remote Interface Box1SuperSting™ Instrument1
Battery Charger, 12V, 30A, Lead Acid2High-Capacity Deep-Cycle 12V Batteries
(We recommend the 12V, AGM type,
105 AmpHour battery manufactured by MK,
part number MK8A31.)
2
Cable For Remote Interface Box – Battery Connection4Extra 12V, AGM Type, 105 AmpHour Battery
(Manufactured by MK, part number MK8A31.)
2
Cable For Remote Interface Box – Battery Charger Connection2SSRemote Server PC With Microsoft Windows
XP-Pro Operating System
1
Serial Connection Cable, Male/Female DB9 Connector1Internet Connection To Remote Site,
Local Area Network Access To Server PC,
Or Dial-In Modem Attached To Server PC
(Including Normal Phone Line)
1
RS-232 Opto Isolation Module1Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) For The
Server PC
1

The OBEi1 Deep Marine is a state- of-the-art ocean- bottom electrical imager. A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) carries the OBEi1 and is pulled behind a boat with a cable system at roughly one kilometer in depth. The cable—which typically spans approximately 1 kilometer behind the ROV—uses a Kevlar- strength member, water-block inner seal, and rugged marine jacket. The OBEi1 sensor has 56 AGI graphite electrodes (US patent 6,674,286) available in  custom spacings.

USE CASES
The OBEi1 has been designed specifically for oceanic applications, including geohazard research, sediment research, fracture imaging, and mineral, oil and gas exploration. Here are a couple of additional applications where the OBEi1 excels:

  • Subsurface Geotechnical Site Investigation For Oil Platforms
  • Gas Hydrate Exploration