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Sandvik geoSURE Operating Instructions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247333D
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-25
Document File: 41 page(s) / 2M

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Abstract

Sandvik geoSURE is a rock mass analysis and visualization system. geoSURE enables the tunneling contractor to meet the most advanced contracting requirements and helps to improve the overall tunneling process, in terms of efficiency and quality.

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13 GEOSURE

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13.1 General introduction

Sandvik geoSURE is a rock mass analysis and visualization system. geoSURE enables the tunneling contractor to meet the most advanced contracting requirements and helps to improve the overall tunneling process, in terms of efficiency and quality.
geoSURE has two main components:


1. Onboard rock mass analysis (on iSeries Drilling jumbo)

2. Visualization and data handling features in office software (in iSURE)

In short, the geoSURE system is a software product option consisting of both analysis while drilling units (AWDU) and an iSURE visualization module.

The geoSURE system is intended to be a complementary subsystem to be used for geo- logical interpretation alongside other geological methods. It is not intended to be used as a sole tool of geological interpretation. The system is classified as an assisting tool to complement the other - standard or non-standard - methods.

Due to the interpretative nature of geological work, Sandvik is not responsible for the viability of interpretations made by geoSURE.

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13.2 Purpose, core features and intended users of geoSURE

The purpose of geoSURE is to provide tunnel project constructors, contractors and other project stakeholders (consultants, authorities etc.) with analyzed information of drilled rock mass.

The data may be utilized, for example, for:


 Fulfilling contracting requirements (e.g. reporting requirements)

 Assessment of rock reinforcement need
 Assessment of injection/grouting need
 Assisting charging and blasting control
 Geological mapping
 Comprehensive reporting and documentation

Some typical users of Sandvik geoSURE are:

 Geologist (site or off-site)
 Designer, rock engineering
 Drill plan designer
 Tunneling production manager
 Site manager

Due to the interpretative nature of the work, it is advised that the user has relevant expe- rience in and knowledge of the nature of geological interpretation.

The core features of geoSURE comprise of MWD-analysis variables (analysis variables) and MWD-visualizations.

MWD-analysis variables:

 Onboard analysis
o Fracture indication
o SDR rock strength indication o Water indication
o Analysis validity

 Extended analysis in iSURE
o Rock classification
o Rock quality number
o Rock quality classification

Analysis variables are presented in addition to the former MWD variables.

For a more detailed description of analysis variables, see section 13.3.

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MWD-visualizations:

 3D structural view
o 3D interpolation
o Plane intersections o Isosurfaces
o Isocurves

 2D planar view
o 2D interpolation o Side view
o Top view
o...