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Instantel Ground Vibration Monitors
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Warning: the specifications below are provided as a courtesy. Actual values may vary and need to be confirmed via the manufacturer.

Instantel Minimate Plus, Micromate, or Blastmate III

Instantel Micromate ground vibration monitor
Instantel Micromate ground vibration monitor

Description:

Instantel ground vibration monitors such as the Minimate, Micromate, and Blastmate are seismographs that have a triaxial geophone, which consists of one vertical and two horizontal components. This geophone measures the peak particle velocity or the maximum speed of ground as it oscillates about a point of equilibrium caused by seismic energy. Often, mine operators or construction crews measure the peak particle velocity in inches per second to monitor if damage may occur to surrounding structures. When requested, these monitors can attach a microphone to measure the potential for the damage from air overpressure (e.g an air blast from an explosion).

All of the ground vibration monitors are similar and are interchangeable for most common appications. Essentially, the Minimate was the gold standard for vibration monitoring for the last 20 years. The Blastmate has the same features as the Minimate. However, it includes a more robust keypad and internal thermal printer. The Micromate is the newest ground vibration monitor and possesses an intuitive touchscreen, much larger memory, and better battery life.

Instantel Minimate Plus ground vibration monitor
Instantel Minimate Plus ground vibration monitor

Minimate Specifications:

Seismic
Range: 10 in/s (254 mm/s).
Resolution: 0.005 in/s (0.127 mm/s), to 0.000625 in/s (0.0159 mm/s) with built–in preamp.
Trigger Levels: 0.005 to 10 in/s (0.127 to 254 mm/s) in steps of 0.001 in/s (0.01 mm).
Frequency Analysis: National and Local Standards for all countries (see text).
Accuracy: 3% at 15 Hz.
Acceleration, Displacement: Calculated using entire waveform, not estimated at peak.
Air Linear
Range: 88–148 dB, 7.25 x 10-5 psi to 0.0725 psi, 0.5 Pa to 500 Pa.
Resolution: 0.1 dB above 120 dB (0.25 Pa).
Trigger Levels: 100–148 dB in 1 dB steps.
Accuracy: 0.2 dB at 30 Hertz and 127 dB.
A weight (optional)
Range: 50 to 110 dB in steps of 0.1 dB. (Impulse Response − 35 milliseconds)
Sampling Rate: Standard 1024 samples per second per channel to 16,384 (8,192 for 8 channel).
Event Storage
Full Waveform Events: 300 standard and 1500 optional at standard sample rate of 1024.
Summary Events: 1750 standard and 8750 optional at standard sample rates of 1024.
Frequency Response: 2 to 300 Hz, Ground and Air, Independent of record time.
Full Waveform Recording
Fixed Record Modes: Manual, single shot, continuous and programmed start/stop.
Fixed Record Time: 1 to 100, 300 or 500 sec plus 0.25 sec pre-trigger.
Auto Record Mode: 1 to 100, 300 or 500 sec plus 0.25 sec pre-trigger.
Strip Chart Recording
Record Method: Record to memory. Program interval 2, 5, 15, 60, 300 or 900 sec.
Days Storage: 2.8 or 14 days at 5 second interval. 34 or 170 days at 1 minute interval.
Histogram Combo Mode
Histogram Record Method: Record to memory and/or internal printer. Program interval 2, 5, 15, 60, 300 or 900 sec.
Histogram Days Storage: 2.4 or 12 days at 5 second interval. 29 or 147 days at 60 second interval.
Waveform Events: Up to 13 one-second events (1024 sample rate, four channels recording).
Waveform Record: Times 1 to 13 seconds plus 0.25 sec pre-trigger.
Special Functions
Timer Operation: Programmed start/stop.
Self Check: Programmable daily check.
Scaled Distance: Weight and distance stored with event.
Monitor Log: History printout programmable up to all events stored.
Automatic download: Automatic downloading of data from a unattended monitor with Auto Call Home.
Measurement Units: Imperial or metric, dB or linear air pressure, or in units of custom sensors.
Location: Log GPS (Global Positioning System) data into record.
User interface
Keyboard: 8 domed tactile with separate keys for common functions.
Display: 4 line by 20 character high contrast backlit display with on line help.
Battery Life: 10 days continuous recording, 25 days with timer.
Dimensions: 3.2” x 3.6” x 6.3” (81 mm x 91 mm x 160 mm).
Weight: 3 lbs. (1.4 kg).
Warranty: 2 Years Parts and Labor. Calibration and equipment check required at 1 year to maintain warranty.
Environmental
LCD: 14 to 122 degrees F (–10 to 50 degrees C) operating.
Electronics: –4 to 131 degrees F (–20 to 55 degrees C) operating.
Humidity: 5 – 90% RH non – condensing
Storage: –4 to 160 degrees F (–20 to 70 degrees C)

Micromate Specifications:

Blastmate Specifications:

Instantel Blastmate III ground vibration monitor
Instantel Blastmate III ground vibration monitor

Seismic
Range: 10 in/s (254 mm/s).
Resolution: 0.005 in/s (0.127 mm/s), to 0.000625 in/s (0.0159 mm/s) with built–in preamp.
Trigger Levels: 0.005 to 10 in/s (0.127 to 254 mm/s) in steps of 0.001 in/s (0.01 mm).
Frequency Analysis: National and Local Standards for all countries (see text).
Accuracy: 3% at 15 Hz.
Acceleration, Displacement: Calculated using entire waveform, not estimated at peak.
Air Linear
Range: 88–148 dB, 7.25 x 10-5 psi to 0.0725 psi, 0.5 Pa to 500 Pa.
Resolution: 0.1 dB above 120 dB (0.25 Pa).
Trigger Levels: 100–148 dB in 1 dB steps.
Accuracy: 0.2 dB at 30 Hertz and 127 dB.
“A” Weight (optional)
Range: 50 to 110 dB in steps of 0.1 dB. (Impulse Response − 35 milliseconds)
Sampling Rate: Standard 1024 samples per second per channel to 16,384 (8,192 for 8 channel).
Event Storage
Full Waveform Events: 300 standard and 1500 optional at standard sample rate of 1024.
Summary Events: 1750 standard and 8750 optional at standard sample rates of 1024.
Frequency Response: 2 to 300 Hz Ground and Air, Independent of record time.
Full Waveform Recording
Fixed Record Modes: Manual, single shot, continuous and programmed start/stop.
Fixed Record Time: 1 to 100, 300 or 500 sec plus 0.25 sec pre-trigger.
Auto Record Mode: 1 to 100, 300 or 500 sec plus 0.25 sec pre-trigger.
Strip Chart Recording
Record Method: Record to memory and/or internal printer. Program interval 2, 5, 15, 60, 300 or 900 sec.
Days Storage: 2.8 or 14 days at 5 second interval. 34 or 170 days at 60 second interval.
Histogram Combo Mode:
Histogram Record Method: Record to memory and/or internal printer. Program interval 2, 5, 15, 60, 300 or 900 sec.
Histogram Days Storage: 2.4 or 12 days at 5 second interval. 29 or 147 days at 60 second interval.
Waveform Events: Up to 13 one-second events (1024 sample rate, four channels recording).
Waveform Record Times: 1 to 13 seconds plus 0.25 sec pre-trigger.
Special Functions
Timer Operation: Programmed start/stop.
Self Check: Programmable daily check.
Scaled Distance: Weight and distance stored with event.
Monitor Log: History printout programmable up to all events stored.
Automatic download: Automatic downloading of data from a unattended monitor with Auto Call Home.
Measurement Units: Imperial or metric, dB or linear air pressure, or in units of custom sensors.
Printer
Resolution: 576 dots/line and 0.0049 inches (0.125 mm) per dot.
Print Time: Less than 10 seconds for typical 1 second event with full analysis.
Paper Control: Paper tear slot or automatic paper takeup, separate keys for feed and takeup.
Rated Life – print head: 18 miles (30 km) of printing.
Number of Copies: 1 to 10 copies automatic, any number manual.
User interface
Keyboard: 64 domed tactile with separate keys for common functions.
Display: 4 line by 20 character high contrast backlit display with on line help.
Battery Life: 30 days continuous recording, 70 days with timer, printing will decrease life.
Fuse: 5 A/250 V part number F5AH250V only
Dimensions: 10.6 ” x 14.0 ” x 6.5 ” (269 mm x 355 mm x 165 mm).
Weight: 14 lbs. (6.4 kg).
Warranty: 2 Years Parts and Labor. Calibration and equipment check required at 1 year to maintain warranty.
Environmental
Printer/ LCD: 14 to 122 degrees F (–10 to 50 degrees C) operating.
Electronics: –4 to 131 degrees F (–20 to 55 degrees C) operating.
Humidity: 5 – 90% RH non – condensing
Storage: –4 to 160 degrees F (–20 to 70 degrees C)

Typical packing list of items received when renting an Instantel Minimate system:

1 x Minimate Plus
1 x Transducer(s) 2-200 Hz
1 x Data Cable
1 x USB Adapter (1 per Order)
3 x Ground Spikes (3 per System)
1 x Battery Charger (1 per System)
1 x USB with manuals and software
*1 x Pelican Case (11”x11”x7”, 10lbs)

Typical packing list of items received when renting an Instantel Micromate system:

1 x Micromate
1 x Transducer(s) 2-200 Hz
1 x Quick Reference Guide
3 x Ground Spikes (3 per System)
1 x Battery Charger (1 per System)
*1 x Pelican Case (11”x11”x7”, 10lbs)

Typical packing list of items received when renting an Instantel Blastmate system:

1 x Blastmate III
1 x Transducer
1 x Cable PC to Console
1 x USB Adapter (1 per Order)
3 x Ground Spikes (3 per System)
1 x Battery Charger (1 per System)
1 x Spare Roll of Thermal Paper
1 x USB Flash Drive with Software and Manuals
*1 x Shipping Box (20”x20”x15”, 18lbs)

*All dimensions are approximate and will vary depending on configuration and how each instrument is packed. Some shipping containers may be slightly larger/heavier than others containing the same instrument.

Suggested Items:

None

Items you may need to provide:

Customers often use a large car type battery and inverter for long term monitoring with Minimates and Blastmates. They simply keep the units connected to a charger 24/7. While the Blastmates have a longer battery life (assuming the printer is not used), the compact design of the Minimate uses a smaller battery pack that can run down faster than anticipated.

Software provided:

Each Instantel ground vibration monitor comes with a USB Flash Drive possessing Instantel’s Blastware software that allows the user to download results and create compliance reports.

Rental Rates:

The Instantel Minimate rents for $25 per day or $600 per month with a $50 prep fee.

The Instantel Micromate rents for $30 per day or $720 per month with a $50 prep fee.

The Instantel Minimate rents for $30 per day or $720 per month with a $60 prep fee.

*** As a courtesy, we do not charge rent if the equipment is shipped on a Friday and in-transit with FedEx or UPS over Saturday, Sunday, and/or an approved holiday (only valid for rentals less than a month). In its sole and absolute discretion, Geophysical Equipment Rental LLC and/or K. D. Jones Instrument Corp reserve the right not to extend this courtesy.

Get an estimate to rent the Instantel ground vibration monitor system.

User Manual:

Casella 1/3 octave band noise analyzer

Casella CEL 633 C2 one-third octive band noise monitor
Casella CEL 633 C2 one-third octive band noise monitor

Description:

The Casella 633 1/3 octave band noise analyzer is a user-friendly noise monitor for applications such as work related noise and environmental measurements. It helps ensure compliance with workplace noise legislation and to assist with the selection of proper hearing protection. For environmental noise monitoring, the CEL-633 can be used for boundary noise assessment, noise nuisance complaints or in the construction industry, and section 61 notices.

Specifications:

Technical Specification – General
Accuracy: ANSI S1.4 & S1.43, IEC 61672-1 2002-5
Frequency filters comply with: ANSI S1.11 and IEC 61260
Microphone type:
½” Free field Electret microphone & preamplifier
Type 1 or Type 2 on a removable CEL-495 preamplifier
Reference Conditions: 68°F (20°C) air temperature, 65% Relative Humidity, 1013 mbar (101.325 kPa) atmospheric pressure.
Operating Temperature Range:
14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C) (Class 1)
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) (Class 2)
Effect of Humidity: Less than ±0.5dB over the range 30 to 90% RH (non-condensing), rel. to value at ref. conditions
Operating pressure range: 650 to 1080 mbar (65 to 108 kPa)
Batteries: 3 x AA Alkaline or NiMH rechargeable types
Battery Life: (hours) Up to 12 hours without backlight
Dimensions w x h x d: (in/mm) 2.8 x 10.5 x 1.2 in (71.5x 267.0x 31.0mm) including preamplifier and microphone
Weight including batteries: (oz/gm) 10.1 oz (< 291g)
Tripod socket for fixed measurements Yes via standard camera thread (1/4” size)
Operator controls: 8 buttons for power On/Off + 2 x context sensitive menu selection + 4 navigation + confirm selection
Technical Specification – Performance
Total measurement range (dB): 20 to 140
Dynamic range on single measurement span (dB): 120
Input preamplifier/microphone: CEL-495 removable preamp. plus ½” mic. capsule
Noise floor (A weighted dB): < 20 (Class 1), < 25 (Class 2)
Frequency weightings: Simultaneous A, C & Z (unweighted)
Time weightings: Simultaneous Slow, Fast and Impulse
Amplitude weightings: (Exchange rate): Simultaneous Q=3, Q=4 and Q=5 dB
Displayed parameters available as per user selected list or using pre-configured setups (depending on model): Lp, Lmx, Lmn, Lpk Leq, LIeq, LDOD, Lavg, LAE, Ltm3, Ltm5 LDN, LDEN, CNEL, 5 x LN%
Narrow band real time measurements:
(B version) 11 octave bands 16 Hz to 16 kHz
(C version) 33 third octave bands 12.5 Hz to 20 kHz with cursor readout plus A & C & Z broad band levels
Display of octave and third octave band levels: Graphical spectrum including broad band values & with listing of individual band levels in tabular format
Measurements in octave (& 1/3) band mode include Lmx and Leq with selected freq and time weightings
Display type: 240 x 320 full color dot matrix LCD digital including real-time analog bar graph scale
Data storage for time history logging – periods and profiles (depending on model) 1 Gb internal memory: 999 run maximum memory, long term recording is separated into “24 hr days” that can be recombined in Insight software for later analysis and review
Timed interval for regular data storage in periods and profiles: 1 sec to 1 hour in 13 fixed intervals for Periods
1 sec to 30 mins for Profiles
Event capture above user selectable level with audio recording in wav format for identification: User selectable trigger level 40 – 140 db in 1 dB steps
Wav file stored at hi, med or lo resolution
Displayed time span for time history graph on LCD: Last 60 seconds
Signal detected when calibrator placed over microphone at 1 kHz frequency. Calibration level set to 114.0 or 94.0 dB. With +/-1 dB span and 0.1 dB resolution by user
External power option: (12 Vdc) or via USB 5V line. Ye,s via universal CEL-PC18 unit
Analog outputs: AC (and optional DC) via 2.5 mm jack socket
AC output characteristics – (Provided for DAT tape / PC wav file recording or headphone applications): Approx 0.85V RMS FSD output on selected sound level measurement range.
Minimum load impedance: 22kW.
DC output characteristics: 0 to 1.3V DC for FSD on selected range.
Digital output of stored result sets: Via USB 2.0 mini B connector to Casella Insight program

Typical packing list of items received when renting a Casella 1/3 octave band noise analyzer:

1 x CASELLA CEL-633
1 x CASELLA Acoustic Calibrator PTB-1.61
1 x CASELLA Microphone(s) With Foam
1 x USB Memory Stick with Software
1 x Cable with 1/8 inch plugs
1 x CASELLA CD CEL-63X Digital Sound Level Meter Handbook CD
1 x CASELLA CEL-6847 Environmental Noise Kit to store CEL-633 and provide external 12V power (if requested.)
1 x CEL Weather Protection System Windsock, Birdspike Rainproof Shield, Tripod Bracket (if requested.)
1 x CTEK 12V US 0.8 Battery Charger
1 x Shipping Case Size (TBD)
1 x Shipping Weight (TBD)

Suggested Items:

None

Items you may need to provide:

None

Software provided:

The Casella 1/3 octave band noise analyzer comes with a USB Flash Drive possessing Casella software that allows the user to download results and create noise monitoring reports.

Rental Rates:

The Casella 1/3 octave band noise analyzer rents for $27 per day or $750 per month with a $25 prep fee.

The Casella 1/3 octave band noise analyzer with environmental kit rents for $37 per day or $890 per month with a $30 prep fee.

*** As a courtesy, we do not charge rent if the equipment is shipped on a Friday and in-transit with FedEx or UPS over Saturday, Sunday, and/or an approved holiday (only valid for rentals less than a month). In its sole and absolute discretion, Geophysical Equipment Rental LLC and/or K. D. Jones Instrument Corp reserve the right not to extend this courtesy.

Get an estimate to rent the Casella noise monitor.

User Manual:

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