Slope Indicator’s VWP piezometer is a pressure transducer that can
be sealed in a borehole or embedded in fill. Its sensing mechanism
consists of a tensioned steel wire, a diaphragm, and an electro-
magnetic coil. One end of the wire is connected to the diaphragm.
Pressure causes the diaphragm to deflect, reducing tension in the
wire. The magnetic coil is used to “pluck” the wire, causing it to
vibrate. The vibration of the wire near the coil generates a frequency
signal that is transmitted via a signal cable to the readout device.
Some readout devices display a simple frequency reading. Other
readouts, such as Slope Indicator’s DataMate series, convert the
frequency reading to units of pressure or water head.
Reading station is remote from work area and does not interfere
with construction activity.
Very good response time even in soils with low permeability.
Easy to automate.
Calibrated components are buried.
Resolution worst at low pressures.
Temperature corrections may be required for highest accuracy.
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Rembco techniques apply when adding new structures: especially
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