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TitleEvaluation of the Scintrex CG-3 gravity meter
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorLiard, J; Gagnon, C G; Hearty, D B; Salib, P; Flint, T R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 2696, 1993, 40 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
Documentopen file
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; equipment testing; gravimeters; gravimetric analyses; analytical methods
Released1993 09 01; 2008 03 20
We carried out a series of tests on the Scintrex CG-3 gravity meter. We found that the gravity scale factor was relatively stable for the period of the tests and that the drift correction decreased steadily by half as predicted by the manufacturer. Limited transportion tests also demonstrated the "ruggedness" of the instrument to transport vibrations. In some regards, the automation features of the instrument make it very easy to operate even though it has a few drawbacks as a field device. Problems encountered with the instrument were easily fixed by the manufacturer during the early part of the tests and after the first version of this report. We have identified some field conditions where the instrument would perform poorly and Scintrex has rectified these shortcomings by modifying the way some functions are implemented.

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