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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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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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Installation of Temperature Controlled Triaxial Testing System at the University of Nazarbayev

GDS recently installed a temperature controlled Triaxial Testing System (ETAS) at the University of Nazarbayev, School Of Engineering and Digital Sciences in Kazakhstan.

ETAS  GDSTAS  GDSBES 

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MITTA AB Invest in New Stress Path Apparatus for Testing Soft Clay

Alexis Antoniou a Geotechnical Systems Engineer from GDS Instruments has recently returned from Sweden, where he installed three Bishop and Wesley automated triaxial testing systems. MITTA AB are developing their temperature-controlled laboratory in Gottsärk to expand their abilities to test soft clays.

GDSTTS  GDSBES 

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Installation of Apparatus to Study Weak Rocks of the Maltese Islands

Diogo Teles a QA, Support and Installation Engineer from GDS Instruments, has recently returned from the University of Malta, where he installed an Enterprise Level Dynamic Triaxial Testing System (ELDYN), a 4MPa Triaxial Automated System (GDSTAS) and a High Pressure Triaxial Automated System (100kN / 64MPa / 100mm, HPTAS). High pressure LVDT’s and Acoustic Velocity Transducers have been purchased for the high pressure system. Whilst, Hall Effects, Bender Elements and LVDT’s have been procured to use on either the ELDYN or GDSTAS. 

ELDYN  GDSTAS  HPTAS  LVDT  GDSHE  GDSAV  GDSBES 

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Commercial Laboratory Opens in Dubai with GDS Apparatus

Having worked as a specialist in geotechnical engineering for more than 40 years. Hardev Sidhu the former Managing Director of SGC (Surrey Geotechnical Consultants) identified a demand for a specialist geotechnical testing services company within Dubai. After a year of planning and preparation, Hardev and his team opened the doors of Geotechnical Testing Consultants (GTC), an advanced geotechnical testing and consulting laboratory.

GDSTAS  DYNTTS  GDSRES  GDSAOS  GDSBES  GDSHE 

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