Underground storage tanks (USTs), such as steel fuel tanks, or buried drums can be detected using a range of geophysical tools, including ground penetrating radar (GPR), metal detection, magnetometers, line tracing, electromagnetic conductivity (EM), and time domain EM.
GeoModel, Inc., is not only equipped with a complete selection of necessary underground storage tank and buried drum detection tools, but has the training and expertise to accurately use them.
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) can locate metal USTs and drums, but also plastic and fiberglass tanks and drums as well.
To locate buried drums and tanks made of metal, GeoModel typically uses an electromagnetic conductivity survey, EM61-MK2 survey, or metal detector survey. A magnetometer can also be used for ferrous (iron) metal buried tank and drum detection. The surveys are rapid and can locate any type of metal buried drum or UST in a short time frame.
GeoModel can mark out the results in the field or download the EM data to a computer and produce a color-contoured map for interpretation of locations of underground storage tanks, associated piping, or buried drums and final report presentation.
Using our EM and GPR methods, GeoModel, Inc. has successfully located underground storage tanks and drums nationwide.