During 2021, GDS introduced a remote installation solution to allow customers to set-up and operate their apparatus without the need for an installation engineer on-site. As travel restrictions start to relax, we have commenced on-site installations alongside our remote service.
The University already owned a load frame and pressure controllers from other manufacturers. GDS were able to provide suitable adaptors to enable the Hoek Cell to integrate within the frame; and are looking at the possibility of integrating the pressure controllers into the GDSLAB software, to further enhance the usability of the system as a whole.
The University are planning to carry out an array of tests on varying specimens to familiarise themselves with the advanced system, before upgrading it to investigate hydraulic fracturing.
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