This Vibration Monitoring Course
website offers assistance
with the use of ground vibration monitoring equipment. Vibration Monitoring Course (.com) is intended to assist people with ground vibration monitoring and is not a definitive guide. While any discussion about theory or applications is intended to apply to most manufactures of ground vibration monitors and air blast or over pressure monitors, this site focuses on seismographs, triaxial geophones, and microphones that are manufactured by Instantel. Instantel is in the business of providing ground vibration monitors and over pressure monitoring equipment to customers throughout the world. The team at VibrationMonitoringCourse.com would like to express its appreciation to Instantel (producer of the world’s most trusted vibration monitors) for providing full access to their products’ technical information, providing presentation materials, and permission to use this material. Without their support, this training website would not be possible. Thank you. VibrationMonitoringCourse.com is an independent website and is neither affiliated nor represents Instantel in any manner. Equipment used in the ground vibration monitoring lessons can be rented from K. D. Jones Instruments.
Ground vibration monitoring is a profession.
Vibration Monitoring Course is not a replacement for the user manuals, common sense, experience, or for the education necessary to conduct successful ground vibration monitoring surveys. A background in physics, geology, geophysics, engineering, and/or mathematics benefits survey designers and operators. A wide selection of books and reading material is available by searching the internet. A good place to start is the International Society of Explosive Engineers (click on this link to visit their site). Another great resource is the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement OSMRE. A page is dedicated to OSMRE (click here) at Vibration Monitoring Course (.com). Papers and reports are discussed that present historic and well known research about over pressure and ground particle motion caused by blasting and construction. Because there is always the potential for misinformation, it is highly recommended that one goes through all procedures at the office or home base before going to a project. It is also very important to experiment with the equipment over known conditions, to understand how the equipment operates and responds.
Instantel™ Blastmate™ Minimate Plus™ Minimate Blaster™ Minimate Pro™ Blastware® Auto Call Home™ and other found at this site are Trademarks of Instantel.