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Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, has agreed a new distribution partnership with Calgary-based company Global Seismic Repairs Inc (GSR). Covering Western Canada, the arrangement will enhance existing Güralp representation in the North America region.

GSR is a technology-focused seismic solution provider with more than one hundred combined years of technical experience and strong links to the global oil and gas industry. Specialist services include sales and repairs of oil and gas industry seismic equipment; lease of seismic equipment and re-certification of instrumentation used in land seismic acquisition.

"GSR is excited to be able to provide the distribution of Guralp instruments in conjunction with the assistance of Rob Kendall of Kendall Geophysics Ltd. Guralp’s reputation as a best-in class seismic instrument manufacturer makes this a great partnership.” said Douglas Goble, President of GSR

Chris Potts, Executive Chairman of Güralp, adds:

“Doug and his team bring a wealth of experience and industry knowledge that will enhance our product offering for our customers and ensure that we maximise our potential in this important market, we are delighted to welcome them on board.”

Global Seismic Repairs is the latest in a number of new distributors that Güralp has confirmed in recent months, including Thailand, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal. In the North America region they join Ideaas Group Inc and Weston Geophysical Corp., distributors for Eastern Canada and the USA respectively.

The expanded distributor network reflects the company’s commitment to working with partners who can assist in bringing sophisticated Güralp seismic instrumentation to the global marketplace whilst providing first class customer service.

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Güralp Systems Ltd. (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

Global Seismic Repairs Inc. (www.gsronline.net) is a leading technology-focused seismic solution provider to the global oil and gas industry.

Incorporated in 2002, with over 14 years of experience, GSR, is proud to offer the most cutting edge seismic technology and premium technical expertise.

Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada our products and services are proven to work flawlessly in every conceivable environment on earth. From the frozen tundra of the world’s polar regions to the searing heat of the hottest deserts, and everywhere in between.

 

Kendall Geophysics Ltd. specializes in full-cycle multicomponent and timelapse seismic bird-dogging (QC). We oversee the entire process of multicomponent and timelapse seismic from design through acquisition, processing and interpretation.

 

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Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, is proud to be sponsoring the Explosive Earth exhibit by the University of Cambridge at the 2016 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London from the 4th – 10th July.

The Explosive Earth exhibit showcases research in the field of volcano seismology, specifically the 30,000 earthquakes that led up to a spectacular six-month eruption in Iceland in 2014. The study utilised an array of 70 Güralp seismometers as well as other geophysical instrumentation to monitor the earthquakes. The study is instrumental in developing understanding of the physical processes that occur in volcanic systems prior to an eruption which is important for eruption forecasting. The study also has potential to shed light on triggering seismicity resulting from geological engineering such as near geothermal areas or hydraulic fracturing sites.

Professor Bob White of Cambridge University commented

"The success of this research was underpinned by the excellent data recorded using Guralp seismometers, which had operated robustly and reliably for many years in the hostile Icelandic volcanic environment"

Watch the Explosive Earth video on Youtube here.

Designed for visitors of all ages, the exhibit includes a number of hands-on activities to inspire the next generation of seismologists and volcanologists.

Dr Chris Potts, Güralp Executive Chairman explains the reasons for sponsoring the exhibit

“Although we are a British company, given the relatively low seismic activity here in the UK, we don’t often get the opportunity to showcase our instruments to our nearest neighbours. So, of course, we are incredibly proud that this ground breaking research project by a British university utilising Güralp seismometers will be showcased at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, we were delighted to get involved.”

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is a free, week-long festival that explores and celebrates the UK’s most revolutionary research. Featuring 22 curated exhibits and a series of inspiring talks and activities, the exhibition is suitable for all ages. 

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Güralp Systems Ltd.(www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

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Güralp, the leading global provider of force feedback seismic equipment is launching a new low-power, portable digitiser that allows users access to data and instrument controls via Cloud technology.

The Güralp Minimus is a small, portable, 24 bit, four channel digitiser packed with a host of features that make it the ideal plug and play solution for rapid deployments.

Offering multidisciplinary functionality, the Minimus can simultaneously accommodate an analogue seismic sensor; an infrasound input for capture of airborne shock; a digital Radian posthole or borehole feed; and its own internal MEMS accelerometer.

Integrated Ethernet connectivity allows the Minimus to be controlled remotely using Güralp’s new Discovery software platform (free to download) or via a standard web browser. The benefit of Discovery is that it allows the user to identify the instrument IP address via a Cloud registry server without the need for static IP address arrangements. Discovery also allows for simpler instrument and data management with access to hardware State-of-Health (SoH), data streaming; GPS location; response and calibration parameters. Users can select sample rates of up to 5000 samples per second with the option to simultaneously stream multiple sample rates in addition to the recording rate.

Reliable deployments
For added confidence in the field, Güralp Vü, a Bluetooth App, displays waveforms, orientation, temperature and humidity data, for instant checking of installation integrity. Data storage is hot swappable for uninterrupted data retrieval with dual redundant microSD cards to ensure data integrity.

Phil Hill, Technical Director

“The Minimus is our new generation of digitiser, it may be small, but we have packed it with the latest high-tech hardware. As well as increased speed and reliability of digitisation, the modern communication interfaces have created a step change to the user experience.

We really wanted to design a digitiser that would be suited to the Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) community. Minimus can run low latency causal filters simultaneously with traditional acausal filters and this, combined with its high processing speed and communication capability makes it ideal for EEW systems. ”

You can read more in the Minimus brochure.

Güralp is exhibiting the Minimus on stand 5 (second floor) at the Japan Geoscience Union Annual Meeting Chiba-city, Japan (22 -26 May). Clare Sweeney, Stuart Allardice and our Japanese distributors, Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha, Ltd will be on hand to show you how it works and answer any questions you have.

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Güralp Systems Ltd. (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

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Güralp, the leading global provider of force feedback seismic monitoring instrumentation is launching a new generation, feature-rich, subsurface seismometer that delivers ‘plug-in-and-go’ installation for boreholes up to 2000 m deep and shallow posthole applications.

The Radian is a broadband, triaxial, digital seismometer designed using a state of the art sensor that means it can operate at any angle. This capability combined with its compact form; unique data capture and instrument management features makes it ideal for rapid and temporary seismic deployments, especially in areas of high cultural noise.

Phil Hill, Engineering Director at Güralp explains the design approach to the Radian:

“We understand how dramatically noise performance improves with deployment in the subsurface, but it can be time consuming and expensive to undertake. With the Radian we set out to design an instrument that would provide the sub-surface broadband coverage the geophysical community wants, but in a much more accessible ’plug in and go’ package.

Because the Radian operates at any angle, installation times are significantly reduced – for example, posthole instruments can be installed with a hand auger and checked for integrity with the Bluetooth Android App in a fraction of the time and cost it would take to construct a sub-surface vault.”

How the Radian works:
The sophisticated sensor inside the Radian allows the masses to operate at any angle, the Surface Interface Unit (SIU) receives data from the Radian’s internal magnetometer and MEMS accelerometer to optionally realign sensor data to true geographic orientation.

The SIU delivers Ethernet data communication and can also be accessed via Bluetooth Android App to check installation integrity without physical disturbance. Further instrument management features include dual redundant MicroSD card storage for hot swapping without data loss and; streaming of instrument response and calibration parameters in Dataless SEED format.

Güralp is exhibiting the Radian on stand 18 at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria all this week (18 -22 April). If you are attending please make time to visit our stand. Engineering Director Phil Hill and the Güralp team will be on hand to show you how it works and answer any questions you have.

If you are not attending EGU, you can view the Radian brochure here.


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Güralp Systems Ltd. (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

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Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, has announced a new distribution partnership with the Massachusetts-based company Weston Geophysical Corp.

The United States represents an important market for Güralp, and the partnership agreement will benefit the timing of a number of new product launches planned for 2016.

Weston brings a long and successful history in seismic monitoring research and field deployments to its new partnership with Güralp. The company’s expertise in explosion and earthquake seismology across a broad range of real-world applications will help ensure successful solutions for customers with specific monitoring objectives.

“We are delighted to welcome the Weston Geophysical team on board and look forward to working with them to further strengthen our position in the US market”, said Chris Potts, Executive Chairman of Güralp Systems Ltd.

"Güralp is world-renowned for the quality of its instrumentation and customer service. We are very pleased to be able to offer Güralp’s products to enhance its US customer base” said James Lewkowicz, President of Weston Geophysical Corp.

The partnership with Weston is the latest in a number of new distribution agreements that Güralp has confirmed in recent months, complementing their other new distributors in Thailand, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal.

The expanded distributor network reflects the company’s commitment to working with partners who can assist in bringing sophisticated Güralp seismic instrumentation to the global marketplace whilst providing first class customer service.

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Güralp Systems Ltd. (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

Weston Geophysical Corp. (www.westongeo.com), headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a recognized leader in seismic monitoring research to improve the characterization of earthquake and explosion sources. For nearly two decades, Weston has applied its technical expertise to help government agencies, industry and academia understand complex signals recorded on seismic and acoustic instruments.

Our services include sensor network design, installation, and operation and earthquake and explosion characterization for nuclear treaty, forensics, exploration, and induced-seismicity monitoring.

 

 

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Güralp, the leading global provider of force feedback seismic monitoring instrumentation is launching a new low power, high fidelity, integrated digitiser and communications unit called Affinity; and Fortis, a strong motion accelerometer that has been designed to deliver ‘best in class’ performance.

 

Affinity

The Affinity’s key features include full 24-bit resolution; an exceptionally low noise floor of >138 dB at 100sps; and sampling rates of up to 4000 samples per second.

For the first time with Affinity, Güralp will allow users access to the software environment to customise data reading, writing and signal processing. By opening the source of internal data handling and processing software, users will be able to expand the versatility of the Affinity for applications such as earthquake early warning; data triggers over low bandwidth; and applications’ proprietary data transfer protocols.

Philip Hill, Engineering Director at Güralp explains:

“When we made the decision to open up aspects of the Affinity software we did so largely in response to customer demand. The Affinity is a high performance piece of kit well suited to complex network arrangements and is built on open source Linux. Extending this open concept to include our data handling and control interface software allows users to incorporate functionality traditionally only possible with external hardware and software.  The open source concept seems to be the ultimate way in which to respond to our customer's requirements.”

The Affinity also features a fast, fully interactive user interface with state of the art timing protocols and a switchable gain to enable a wide variety of different instruments, from the simplest of geophones, to infrasound sensors and, of course, seismometers.

 

FortisFortis

The Fortis is a low-power (1.3 Watt), slim-line design, just 125 mm in diameter and 99 mm high with its optional feet. The Fortis incorporates state of the art switched gain levels that will allow the instrument to perform optimally in a wide range of earthquake, structural health and civil engineering applications.

The unparalleled low noise of the instrument finally allows the gap between traditional strong motion instrumentation and the weak motion seismometer to be bridged. The instrument naturally benefits from both flat frequency response as well as controlled and flat phase response over the passband. This is a pre-requisite for accurate picking and stacking algorithms to function optimally.

For further details of both of these new products, AGU registrants can visit Güralp at stand 344.

If you are not attending AGU, you can view the product brochures online: Affinity brochure; Fortis Brochure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children-in-NeedIn their first year of taking part, Güralp employees have succeeded in raising more than £1000 in aid of Children in Need, a UK based charity that aims to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK.

Fundraising activities included a range of fun and amusing antics so that everyone could get involved. Fancy dress was the order of the day, in return for donations to the

cause. To boost the pot, some mad volunteers agreed to be locked in the stocks to face a barrage of water soaked sponges  in return for sponsorship, it may come as no surprise that Neil Watkiss took the prize for the longest time in the stocks. Other activities included cake baking, face painting and a dry cracker eating competition.

Preparations and ideas for 2016 are already under way. Well done team Güralp!

 

The picture shows Neil Watkiss in the water stocks (top) and some of our production team showing off their fancy dress.

 

 

 

 

 

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