Costly instruments used to measure the performance and safety of structures require secure connections between the sensors and the readout locations. It is essential that adequate consideration is given to the connecting cables, particularly when they are to be buried in the ground or exposed where they could be accidentally damaged. Vibrating Wire transducers manufactured by Soil Instruments do not require the use of specialist instrument cables to link them to the readout location since the signals they generate are in the form of a Current and not a Voltage.
Typically, the cables are armored (especially in earth dams) with a high resistance to tensile loading; PVC sheathing provides waterproofing (although other jackets are available) and shielded pairs with individual drain wires provide for electrical noise protection.
- Cables with 2 to 48 conductors are available
- Soil instruments supply the highest quality and all are manufactured to British Standards