Pore pressure measurements are used when securing piling sites and terraces.
Pore pressure measurements are used when securing piling sites and terraces. They are also used to support foundation planning and for monitoring earth-fill dams, for example. A rapid increase in pore pressure at a piling site, for example, can indicate a collapse in the load-bearing capacity of the ground, which can lead to a serious accident.
The typical measuring range of pore pressure sensors is 0-5 bars. Several pore pressure heads can be connected to a measuring point at various levels. Pore pressure sensors (piezometers) are inserted into the ground by using threaded steel tubes that are attached to the sensors. The central processing unit of this device transfers the measurement data automatically to FinMeas Online, which provides easy access to up-to-date measurement data from any device.