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Stability and movement of soil and rock masses can be determined with the use of borehole extensometers. A typical rod extensometer consists of a reference head, usually installed at the collar of a drill hole, and one or more in-hole anchors, each of which is fixed in place at a known depth in the borehole. As the soil or rock deforms, the distances between adjacent in-hole anchors change, as do the distances between the individual in-hole anchors and the reference head. This provides an accurate determination of distribution, magnitude, rate and acceleration of deformation in the rock or soil mass intersected by the drill hole.

  • Six different ranges: 12.5, 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mm

  • Single or multiple point rod reference

  • Manual or automatic readings

  • Rods in a variety of materials: steel, stainless steel, fiberglass and carbon fiber

  • Flexible or rigid rods available

  • Retrievable

  • Temperature ranges from +10C to +60C

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