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The SuperSting with Swiftautomatic resistivity and IP system

Instruction Manual

Copyright (2000-2005) by Advanced Geosciences, Inc. Austin, Texas

Instruction Manualfor

The SuperSting with Swift automatic resistivity and IP systemSuperSting R1/IP Release 01.01.38 SuperSting R8/IP Release 01.03.41 Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

July 2005

Copyright (2000 - 2005) byAdvanced Geosciences, Inc. 12700 Volente Rd. FM 2769, Bldg. A Austin, Texas 78726-1009 Phone (512) 335-3338 Fax (512) 258-9958 e-mail: [email protected] web site http:///www.agiusa.com

SuperSting Instruction Manual Release R1-01.01.38/R8-01.03.41

Copyright notice This instruction manual is intended for use with the SuperSting R8/IP, 8-channel memory earth resistivity/IP meter, the SuperSting R1/IP single channel resistivity/IP meter, and the Swift automatic multi electrode system manufactured by Advanced Geosciences, Inc. Registered users of the SuperSting R8/IP and R1/IP are entitled to a copy of the instruction manual. For public distribution prior approval by Advanced Geosciences, Inc. is required.

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SuperSting Instruction Manual Release R1-01.01.38/R8-01.03.41

Table of contents1 22.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8

SAFETY FIRST........................................................................................................ 7 PREFACE ................................................................................................................ 9Warranty........................................................................................................................................................9 Warranty registration.................................................................................................................................10 Register in the AGI UserGroup .................................................................................................................11 About this manual .......................................................................................................................................11 Unpacking the instrument ..........................................................................................................................11 The SuperSting ............................................................................................................................................13 Swift the patented (patent 6,404,203) Dual Mode automatic electrode system......................................15 Switch box systems ......................................................................................................................................15

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QUICK START....................................................................................................... 17

3.1 Automatic mode for resistivity/IP imaging surveying..............................................................................17 3.1.1 Treat the cables well and you will get good data......................................................................................17 3.1.2 How to set up the SuperSting system for an automatic field survey ........................................................18 3.1.2.1 Field preparation .............................................................................................................................18 3.1.2.2 Connecting the instrument ..............................................................................................................18 3.1.2.3 Setting up the instrument for use with Swift dual mode electrodes ................................................19 3.1.2.4 Setting up the instrument for use with switch box and passive cables............................................21 3.1.2.4.1 Roll-along survey .......................................................................................................................23 3.1.2.4.1.1 Roll-along in 2D sureys ......................................................................................................23 3.1.2.4.1.2 Roll-along in 3D surveys ....................................................................................................24 3.1.2.5 Downloading data ...........................................................................................................................24 3.2 Manual mode for resistivity and IP surveying..........................................................................................25

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YOUR SUPERSTING, MEMORY EARTH RESISTIVITY AND IP INSTRUMENT. 27

4.1 Getting to know the SuperSting .................................................................................................................27 4.1.1 Power connector .......................................................................................................................................28 4.1.2 Fuse holder ...............................................................................................................................................28 4.1.3 ON/OFF....................................................................................................................................................28 4.1.4 The Keyboard ...........................................................................................................................................29 4.2 4.3 The power supply ........................................................................................................................................30 SuperSting files............................................................................................................................................30

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MENU SYSTEM AND OPERATIONAL SETTINGS .............................................. 31

5.1 Main menu ...................................................................................................................................................31 5.1.1 The Automatic mode menu ......................................................................................................................31

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SuperSting Instruction Manual Release R1-01.01.38/R8-01.03.41 5.1.1.1 Select data file.................................................................................................................................31 5.1.1.2 Create data file ................................................................................................................................32 5.1.1.3 Edit survey information ..................................................................................................................32 5.1.2 The Manual mode menu ...........................................................................................................................32 5.1.2.1 Resistance .......................................................................................................................................33 5.1.2.2 Schlumberger ..................................................................................................................................33 5.1.2.3 Wenner............................................................................................................................................34 5.1.2.4 Dipole-dipole ..................................................................................................................................34 5.1.2.5 Pole-dipole ......................................................................................................................................34 5.1.2.6 Pole-pole .........................................................................................................................................35 5.1.2.7 SP measurements ............................................................................................................................35 5.1.2.8 SP Absolute.....................................................................................................................................35 5.1.2.9 SP Gradient .....................................................................................................................................35 5.1.3 The Test mode menu ................................................................................................................................35 5.1.3.1 The contact resistance test...............................................................................................................36 5.1.3.2 The cable test ..................................................................................................................................36 5.1.3.3 The receiver test ..............................................................................................................................37 5.1.3.4 The relay test...................................................................................................................................37 5.1.3.5 Program address..............................................................................................................................38 5.1.4 The Log settings menu .............................................................................................................................39 5.1.5 The File management menu .....................................................................................................................39 5.1.5.1 Open data file..................................................................................................................................39 5.1.5.2 Delete data file ................................................................................................................................39 5.1.5.3 View data file ..................................................................................................................................39 5.1.5.4 Format disk

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