High resolution site characterization (HRSC) is a set of advanced techniques and strategies that enable faster and more accurate development of a conceptual site model (CSM). For most site sites, that means understanding what types and levels of contamination are present, in what areas (vertical and horizontal delineation), and in what context (e.g., is there free product present? Is the plume migrating downgradient? What are the differences between the concentrations in soil and groundwater?). Designing an HRSC program means selecting the tools and sampling intervals to collect the right types of data, in the right places. This approach reduces uncertainty in the resulting data set, provides value by saving time and money, and offers a scaled approach to fit within physical and financial constraints. Cascade provides the site characterization help you require. When you need a high level of confidence in your site characterization, we can assist with high resolution methods, dynamic work strategies, and the latest technologies.
The Optical Image Profiler (OIP) is a high-resolution site characterization (HRSC) tool that efficiently delineates non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL, or free product) hydrocarbon fuels in the subsurface. The OIP is advanced via direct push drill rig, generating multiple data sets simultaneously. Click to learn more about OIP.
WATERLOO Aquifer Profiling System(APS)™ is a complete direct push subsurface data collection platform, combining high-quality discrete sampling capability with continuous, real-time hydrostratigraphic logging. The WATERLOOAPS has achieved depths of 600 feet below ground surface. Click to learn more about WATERLOO.
The UVOST system uses a sapphire window to measure the front-face fluorescence of the petroleum NAPL as the probe is advanced into the soil with nearly any direct push platform. UVOST is used to reliably delineate nearly any petroleum NAPL including gasoline, diesel, crude oil, kerosene, and many others. It can be deployed by any type of direct push platform. Click to learn more.
The MIHPT system combines the rapid volatile organic compound (VOC) screening of the MIP system with the injection logging of the hydraulic profiling tool (HPT) in a single tool run. Click to learn more about MIHPT.