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Three Axis Accelerometer for Recovering
Deep-Sea Sediment Core Samples

September 11, 2017

A new accessory for the giant piston corer from Ocean Scientific, this accelerometer for deep-sea sediment core samples is geared to aid operators with optimal deployment and sample recovery. It can calculate the attitude of the corer head on penetration into the seabed and the penetration rate of the barrel string, assisting with multiple deployments in the same location.

The accelerometer is housed in a hard anodized aluminum canister that is rated to full ocean depth and can achieve up to 60m core samples in soft cohesive sediments and muds. The system is a modular construction with an integral piston that reduces internal friction and prevents plugging. The corer can be manufactured from carbon steel or stainless steel, useful in the study of marine sediments.

SOURCE: Ocean Scientific International Ltd.

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