Successful sea trials for giant piston corer

Mon, 11 April 2016

UK-based marine environmental solutions company, Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL), has successfully completed sea trials for a 42m stainless steel giant piston corer.

OSIL engineers returned from Japan where the trials took place in conjunction with local agents Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha.

The 42m giant piston corer and handling system will form part of the equipment on board the new research vessel, Kaimei.

It can achieve up to 60m core samples in soft cohesive sediments and muds. The system is designed with the aim to reduce internal friction and prevent plugging.

The corer can be manufactured from carbon steel or stainless steel.

Kaimei will be supplied to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

Source: Alice Mason

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