ION GASCLAM

Continuous soil/ground gas monitoring

Using spot measurements to understand ground-gas regimes often results in high levels of uncertainty.

Uncertainty exists as concentration changes over time and spot sampling only provides a snap shot of the ground gas regime at that instant.

Considerable published material from experts who measure ground-gas and preform risk assessments question whether traditional methods of collecting data are adequate. This led Salamander to provide the definitive solution, the patented GasClam® 2

GasClam 2 collects unmanned continuous ground gas concentration data as well as parameters that are known to control it – subsurface pressure, atmospheric pressure and water level.

This information reduces uncertainty by providing the full picture of what is happening below ground. Also by observing the process controlling the ground gas regime you can predict how it will change in the future.

Using GasClam 2 therefore, provides a hierarchy of financial benefits. The first saving comes from reducing the number of site visits by a field engineer.

The second saving comes from reducing the overall length of monitoring programmes as legislative data requirements can be met quicker.

The third, and largest savings is made by designing appropriate, rather than over-engineered, solutions based on complete and robust data.

  • Optimised site management with insights from continuous monitoring
  • Improved site characterisation and event flagging help reduce risks
  • Demonstrates regulatory compliance and due diligence
  • Supports and industry recognised best practice approach to ground-gas monitoring
  • Aids selection of cost effective solutions