The DMT CoreScan®3 produces optical 360° images of drill core in true colour with a standard resolution of 10 pixel/mm and a maximum resolution of 40 pixel/mm. This logging equipment makes it possible to record and calibrate sections of drill core of 25 to 150 mm (slabbed up to 250 mm) diameter up to one meter in length in a single operation. Furthermore, core boxes up to 1050 x 640 mm are scanned in 1 image; larger boxes in 2 images. The scanning software matches to the system processes of the scanned data and generates a true colour core image.
- Length: 1.36 m, Depth: 0.75 m, Height: 1.28 m, Weight: 128 kg
- Core length: up to 1 m (full circumference and cores slabs)
- Core diameter: 25 to 150 mm (unrolled core), up to 250 mm (in slabs)
- Resolution: 5, 10 and 40 pixel/mm (127, 254 and 1016 dpi)
- Exploration drilling for oil, gas, coal and industrial mineral deposits
- Sedimentological investigations
- Structural investigations
- Scientific drilling projects
- Site investigation for geothermal energy projects
- Site investigation for final disposal of radioactive waste
- Site investigation for geotechnical applications, such as rail and road routes
- Geological investigation of underground storage facilities for oil and gas
- Organization and management of drill core archives
- Highest image quality with improved colour saturation and distribution
- Very high production rate due to fast scanning process (1m core in 20 seconds)
- High workspace between core and lamp / camera
- No moving parts (except for rollers) minimizes any damage
- Easy to remove drawer beneath the rollers collects dust and debris
- Reduced handling of core limits the possible damage
- Greater depth of field
- Independent of fluctuating light conditions
- Core boxes of any dimensions can be scanned.
The additional LED Illumination is applied when drill core is scanned under wet conditions. Scanning of wet drill core will enhance the color saturation of the images and show more petrographical and structural details. Using the standard internal illumination by scanning wet drill core would result in unwanted reflections. Another application of the additional LED Illumination is given when larger crystal surfaces appear along the drill core. Using the additional LED Illumination minimize possible reflections occurring along wet drill core or at crystal surfaces.