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QED Environmental Systems design, manufacture and support environmental technology solutions for groundwater, soil and gas management applications into industrial, environmental and energy markets worldwide. Its corporate headquarters are in the USA which support the North, Central and South American markets. QED’s International office covers Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The company’s focussed vertical markets include remediation, landfill, biogas, medical and food and beverage. QED has an extensive network of established international distributors, enabling it to provide its products, services and support in a local language to over 60 countries throughout the world. QED also has a strong portfolio of acquired product brands including Geotech, Landtec and Viasensor gas analysers, En Novative Technologies soil sampling products and Snap Sampler groundwater sampling solutions.


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GPS-enabled Gas Analyser Finds & Proves Borehole Locations

Prove it? They can now! Landfill technicians and environmental consultants can now find and prove borehole locations with a GPS-enhanced portable gas analyser from Geotech.

Its on-board GPS guidance system takes staff to the precise location of the 1000 it can store. It adds the GPS-received location, date and time to the gas analysis record. GPS locations can be added at boreholes or pre-loaded from surveys, marked maps or from another analyser.

For landfill operators, and consultants working on brownfield projects, under increasing cost and time pressure, the improved efficiency and reduced operating cost comes from productively collecting data and minimal time wasted searching. Sales manager, Simon Sheridan said, "Users tell us they will benefit from speed, ease and accuracy in finding each borehole fast and prove its GPS digital location. They are pleased to have the auditable, unalterable record of the borehole gas analysis data and be able to validate securely and absolutely what they have done."

The on-board GPS option locates boreholes simply, fast and accurately. Its easy-to-read 'where-to-go' on-screen directions save time especially for technicians on different sites, consultant audits of unfamiliar borehole locations or training new staff. Users have said they also see benefits where boreholes IDs cannot be read or seen, are rarely monitored or lost and overgrown.

The comprehensive GPS display shows how far the user is from a borehole and the direction to it. On getting closer, it updates until arrival. An in-built 3D compass chip enhances the display of the correct bearing. In addition to proximity, direction-to-walk and a map, the crystal-clear display shows latitude and longitude, altitude in feet or metres, a measure of accuracy and received satellite time. All are added to the gas analyser's data record and can be downloaded to the GAMS data record.

Gas analysis and GPS data can be downloaded to the latest version of Geotech's Gas Analyser Management Software (GAMS) and stored as an unalterable, legal evidence-quality record. Using the software, location coordinates can be pre-entered to minimise on-site search time. The new version of GAMS stores and displays all received GPS data. Pre-set limits prompt alerts if the GPS reading is too far from the borehole's known location, further proving operator accuracy.

As an option on new Geotech GA2000/GEM2000 portable gas analysers is £500+VAT and it can be an upgrade to recently manufactured, in-service units for £600+VAT. Given the time the GPS option can save under increasing cost and time pressure it is expected to pay for itself quickly and repeatedly.

More: www.geotech.co.uk
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