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FAQ#035 - In what consists a profiler? Which is its function?

The profiler consists of:

  • a stainless steel measurement sensor for pressure measures;
  • a cable reel containing the liquid tank;
  • an electro-hydraulic cable for signals transmission;
  • a tripod on which the reel/tank should be positioned.

The electro-hydraulic cable follows the probe (measuring sensor) to which it is connected. A small steel cable to pull the profiler probe is also provided; it should be situated into the same HDPE tube where the probe pass through (readings with two operators with both sides of HDPE tube accessible) or in a second tube located parallel to the first one (readings with one operator or one not-accessible side; in this last case a pulley system is recommended).

Finally, what you need to execute readings with the profiler is only a probe in HDPE with diameter ≥ 50 mm. We suggest you the HDPE and not a metallic tube because this kind of tube (without crash-it) must be adapted to the embankment differential settlements. It is advised to use a HDPE tube with diameter which is not more than 50mm to avoid mistakes or less accuracy in readings.