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GDS Case Study: Cadia Valley Operations Northern Tailings Storage Facility Embankment Slump

During the afternoon of the 9th of March 2018, a mobile slump occurred in an approximately 300 m section of the southern embankment of the Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia) Northern Tailings Storage Facility (NTSF), located in central-west New South Wales, Australia. The embankment slump resulted in a release of tailings from the NTSF, with the released tailings captured within the adjacent South Tailings Storage Facility (STSF).

GDSTAS  EMDCSS  GDSCRS  GDSBES 

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GDS Launch New 128kN & 256kN Static Load Frames

GDS has re-designed and upgraded two of it static load frames. The new 128kN and 256kN load frames will replace our existing 100kN and 250kN models respectively. The load frames have enhanced position/velocity accuracy, direct load control and improved stiffness while still fulfilling the role of a traditional velocity controlled load frame. 

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Vale Open Advanced Soil Testing Laboratory

GDS Instruments and Solotest (Local Agent) has assisted the geotechnical team at Vale (the world's largest producer of iron ore, pellets, and nickel) in setting up an advanced soils laboratory at their research premises in Belo Horizonte Brasil, with the purpose of enhancing their in-house capabilities for soil characterisation. 

GDSRES  EMDCSS  GDSCRS  GDSAOS  GDSBES  LVDT  GDSTAS 

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Structural Soils Expands Geotechnical Testing Capacity

Structural Soils has expanded their geotechnical testing capacity following delivery of their latest order from GDS. Multiple static and dynamic systems were received (see images below), accompanied by some advanced transducers, to further enhance their testing capabilities.

GDSTAS  ELDYN  GDSAOS  LVDT  GDSBES 

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Trilab Installation of Two Triaxial Systems

Trilab has recently installed another 2 GDS triaxial automated systems, to add to their 4 existing Critical State Locus triaxial machines. 

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Klohn Crippen Berger World-renown Geotechnical Labs in Vancouver, Calgary, Sudbury and Brisbane.

Its great to see some GDS apparatus feature in KCB recent post on the history of their geotechnical laboratories.

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Golder Invests in Tailings Laboratory

Following local investment in 2018 to establish an advanced tailings laboratory in Johannesburg, Golder partnered with the University of the Witwatersrand to provide students with learning opportunities and promote better collaboration between academia and the industry. 

GDSTAS 

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GEOTEKO Expand Research Potential

GEOTEKO have recently increased their testing capacity with the addition of more apparatus. 

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BGC announce the opening of its newly relocated advanced geotechnical laboratory in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Their state-of-the-art facility offers world class geotechnical testing of soil and rock for a variety of applications. Given that the current global pandemic has made visiting their new lab challenging, they have organised a virtual tour, follow the link in their article.

HLF  GDSAOS  GDSTAS  GDSSS  EMDCSS 

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ATC Williams NATA Accredited Soil and Tailings Laboratory

GDS' apparatus assists ATC Williams NATA accredited soil and tailings laboratory to carry out complex monotonic and cyclic triaxial testings required for assessment of liquefaction.

GDSTAS  ELDYN 

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