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The MiniSting™ R1 is a high-powered, induced polarization (IP) and electrical resistivity instrument used for testing grounding grids, soil resistivity testing for corrosion protection design, and more. This single-channel tool is engineered to be the best tool for manual resistivity jobs—ease of use, low cost, and high accuracy make it ideal for low-manpower explorations and educational and training demonstrations.
The MiniSting™ is versatile enough for both water and earth uses, including:
Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES)
Performing the IEEE Fall-Off-Potential (FOP) method
Cathodic Protection Design
This high-powered, lightweight tool has a built-in rechargeable NiMH battery—you can get a day’s worth of manual surveying from one charge. The system includes a battery charger.
An easy-to-use, menu-driven system. Recorded data is saved in the internal memory and at a convenient time downloaded to a computer for further processing. Our utility software, The Administrator, is included with the MiniSting™ as well as a serial download cable with a USB adapter. The Administrator software is used for data download.
Rugged construction. Whether you’re working in the swamp or the desert, the MiniSting™ is versatile enough to withstand harsh climates and provide accurate data.
The MiniSting™ reports in feet or meter: For example, the Wenner 4-pin method is typically specified for Wenner spacing in feet, but the reporting is required in Ohm Centimeter. Simply set the MiniSting™ for feet before surveying, and switch to meter after the survey before you download the data. Then move the decimal point two steps to the right to get Ohm Centimeter. This instrument can be configured in several ways depending on what you are measuring.
Pairs seamlessly with AGI tools for immediate results. For example, you can get more from your data when you pair the MiniSting™ with the EarthImager 1D—in addition to empirical calculations, you’ll also get modeled calculations that represent true resistivity, layer thickness, and depth to each layer so you can use your results and immediately take next steps with certainty.
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