The newest small-scale vibrator from INOVA, the UV2, delivers up to 34,000 lbs of hold down force and is still agile enough to maneuver through dense terrains and environmentally sensitive areas with minimal impact. The UV2 offers a high performance, 173 HP John Deere diesel engine that is available in Tier 3, Tier 4i, and Tier 4 Final options. The rugged engine provides enough power for the vehicle to navigate effortlessly through challenging terrains.
When the engine is combined with an emission reducing after-treatment technology, the vibrator becomes certified to meet EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage 4 emission regulations.
If you thought a small vib wouldn’t be powerful enough to deliver high-force energy penetration, think again!
With a broadband frequency range of 1-400Hz, the UV2 is the ideal vibrator if you are operating in environmentally sensitive locations and want higher and lower frequency data. If you are imaging a deeper target or would like to run an inversion workflow, the low frequency data with greater fundamental force in the first octave is important. For shallow targets, the UV2’s ability to deliver enough force at the higher frequency range is an important distinction from traditional buggy vibrators that are limited to around 200-250Hz.
Image resolution and wavelet continuity improves with broader bandwidths, but many vibrators struggle to deliver enough ground force quickly to penetrate deeper layers of the subsurface. The mechanical design of the UV2 follows the same principles as our AHV-IVs whereby we have engineered every component to reduce and/or filter noise so the usable signal travels faster and farther.
The UV2 makes operating and maintaining a vib fleet simple. An onboard CAN Bus computer system delivers real-time diagnostics so you can quickly assess vehicle vitals.
Maneuverability, low emissions and reliability are just a few reasons why the UV2 is one of the most popular in our portfolio. With several available options and a cab designed to keep operators comfortable, we’ve taken the driver’s seat in delivering the ultimate VibOps experience.
All Inova systems contain a robust software called iX1 that consolidates source control and spread management into one simplified view for the Observer. Managing and visualizing source operations on a single system ensures higher quality imaging through better QC so sweeps are within the appropriate phase and frequency range.Learn More
UV2 Technical Specifications
|Shaker Model:||P-Wave Vibrator; PLS-334|
|Peak Force:||115.6 kN (26,000 lbf)*|
|Frequency Limit:||1 Hz to 400 Hz**|
|Mass Weight:||1,828 kg (4,029 lb)|
|Driven Weight:||913 kg (2,012 lb)|
|Useable Stroke:||10.1 cm (4.0 in)|
|Low Frequency Force Output:||7.5 Hz @25,900 lbf 4.5 Hz @ 15,500 lbf|
What does it all mean? Vibroseis terms can be confusing, and there are many terms used in seismic acquisition today. This is exacerbated by the fact that, in some instances, the same term is used with a different meaning depending on the context it is being applied. Our team here at INOVA discuss vibroseis terminology and explains terms like fundamental ground force and peak ground force as well as other common terms used today.
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