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TDI-Brooks Adds Manta-200 CPT to Their Geotechnical Capabilities

Next month TDI-Brooks will be adding a Manta-200 CPT System to their geotechnical capabilities. The TDI-Brooks’ Manta-200 Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) system is suitable for almost any project in shallow water up to 150 meters.

The Manta-200 represents the latest generation Cone Penetration Test (CPT) system for determining offshore seabed soil conditions.

Either deployed from TDI-Brooks’ DP vessel or off a charter DP vessel with a large 50-ton crane, the Manta-200 is designed for reliable results. During CPT operation, the Manta is controlled from the surface with a real-time link over a combined power and communication umbilical. Data can be viewed in real-time, allowing operators to manage the push and react to local sediment conditions to provide the highest quality data to the greatest depths possible.

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The CPT system is powered by a unique Continuous Drive System (CDS) that was designed with a clear focus on durability and high production. It also guarantees uninterrupted penetration of the cone. Constant tension (CT) winches are used to support deployment at the working depth. The Manta-200 CPT system is a modular design capable of delivering results on even the most challenging of projects. Both casings and tubes can be operated simultaneously.

The Manta-200 CPT, along with the other TDI-Brooks’ suite of innovative geotechnical tools, are for soil sampling and measurement and also include box corers (BC), piston corers (PC), gravity corers (GC), jumbo piston corers (JPC), vibracorers (VC/pVC), cyclic t-bar instrument (TBAR), deep-reaching Shelby tube samplers (SPLR), and piezocone penetrometers including CPT-Stinger and Gravity CPT tools (gCPT).

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