EASY TO OPERATE PRESSUREMETER
REAL TIME READING AND PLOTTING OF TEST RESULTS
The TEXAMe is the new electronic version of the TEXAM pressuremeter in which the pressure and deformation are measured with electrical sensors and read with a tablet-operated readout.
The TEXAMe pre-boring pressuremeter is a rugged and reliable instrument that can be used for various ground engineering applications. This pressuremeter distinguishes itself by its ease of use and versatility. Loading is done manually with a screw jack, which allows the user to run tests in either strain or stress controlled steps. The manually-controlled hydraulic loading system ensures a good repeatability of the test, while making unload-reload cycles very easy. The new electronic version of the TEXAMe pressuremeter makes general operation of the equipment even easier and repeatable.
This equipment includes the following parts.
A control unit houses electrical pressure and volume sensors, connectors, a control valve and a manual actuator (screw jack) for pressurizing the water in the cylinder via a piston.
A readout unit consists of the D/P BOX unit operated with an Andoid tablet. This versatile readout is compatible with other pressuremeters manufactured by Roctest. A special application, installed on the tablet, allows configuring the tests and calibrations, to read and plot the test results in real-time, to log the data, and to review test results.
A water-filled probe is fitted with an easy-to-replace single outer sheath. This sheath consists of rubber typically protected with metallic fins.
And finally an easy-to-repair, high-pressure tubing connects the probe to the control unit.
The probe is placed at the test depth in a pre-drilled borehole obtained by a method adapted to the soil conditions: wet rotary drilling, augering, shelby tube pushing, etc. In granular soils below the water table, the probe can be driven directly within a slotted casing. The test is run either with a constant rate of deformation by using a uniform rate of rotation of the actuator, or with equal increments of pressure as for the Menard pressuremeter test.
An in-situ stress-strain curve is obtained by plotting the injected volume against pressure. The main parameters yielded from the test readings are the Pressuremeter Modulus, Creep Pressure, and the Limit Pressure. A tool (TexamCompanion) developed by Roctest can be used for that purpose.
10 000 kPa (1500 psi)
40 x 46 x 125 cm (l x w x h) assembled
30 kg / 28 kg (Box / Actuator)
D/P BOX Readout unit
Bluetooth communication with an Android Tablet
1 kPa and 0.01 cm3
2 x 12 V, 2.3 A, rechargeable batteries
25 x 28 x 12 cm (l x w x h)
Splashproof, resistant ABS case
> 8 hours typically
Power supply interface
Universal AC wall plug with US/Euro adapter + adapter cable for car (lighter) & for external battery
Note: D/P BOX & Android Tablet sold separately
74 mm (N Long) / 44 mm (A)
72 cm / 84 cm
6.4 kg / 4.5 kg
Max radial expansion
Note that the TEXAMe is compatible with the BOREMAC and PENCEL Probes – see sparate brochures for more details.