Two Weight System for Measuring Depth and Sediment in Slurry-Supported Excavations

    Published: Jan 1999

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    This paper describes a two weight system using bar and flat shaped weights for measuring depth and detecting sediment at the bottom of slurry-supported excavations. Currently there are no standard depth measurement weights or methods for reliably identifying bottom sediment. Two weights and a procedural system for using the weights is described. Details suitable for manufacture are provided.


    Slurry, Sediment, Field Inspection, Bentonite, Slurry Trench, Slurry Wall, Drilled Pier

    Author Information:

    Deming, P
    Partner, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York, NY

    Good, D
    Associate, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York, NY

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.23

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14219S

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