Advanced Uses For ShapeArrays (SAAs) and Dealing With Hardware Issues

Frequently asked questions concerning advanced applications for ShapeArray (SAA) and how to deal with common hardware issues.

I want to have an alarm get triggered and sent to me if my data that is automatically converted using SAACR_raw2data exceeds certain limits. How do I do this?
You will need to setup an alarm(s) using AlarmSet button section in SAAView. Then when SAACR_raw2data gets called to convert new data, it will automaticall...
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017 at 9:59 AM
How do I monitor dynamic acceleration or vibration with a ShapeArray? Can I measure static shape at the same time?
ShapeArrays typically measure the static tilt relative to gravity in order to determine their shape in the ground. By taking multiple shape readings, it is...
Wed, 23 May, 2018 at 8:54 AM
How do I diagnose an unresponsive ShapeArray for cable damage?
Disconnect the ShapeArray (SAA) cable from the interface and use an ohmmeter to check the cable for shorts or opens. Typical ShapeArray cable resistance v...
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017 at 2:20 PM
How do I wire the ShapeArray Connector onto the ShapeArray cable?
Figure one below provides an exploded view of a ShapeArray's Amphenol connector. More detailed steps for wiring an Amphenol connector to ShapeArray c...
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 at 11:43 AM
How do I turn off or ignore segments?
In some cases the ShapeArray (SAA) is not fully installed into a borehole. In these cases, it is possible to turn off segments and ignore them in the data ...
Wed, 8 Aug, 2018 at 11:31 AM
Why is my ShapeArray interface producing a high pitched sound?
Measurand interfaces may sometimes produce a high pitched sound when reading attached ShapeArrays. This is due to resonant frequencies that may be produced ...
Tue, 17 Jul, 2018 at 2:33 PM
Can I shorten my ShapeArray?
To shorten a ShapeArray (SAA) it must be sent back to Measurand. Due to the waterproofing systems it is not possible to shorten a ShapeArray outside of Me...
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 at 11:45 AM
We believe one of more of our ShapeArray segments have become damaged; however we would still like to view as much of the ShapeArray data as we can. What should we do?
If one or more ShapeArray (SAA) segments are damaged and not giving reliable data, it is still often possible to view data for the rest of the ShapeArray ...
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 at 11:46 AM
I need to manage friction when inserting a ShapeArray into a pre-installed casing. What can I use to lubricate the ShapeArray?
In the rare case that friction is an issue when inserting the ShapeArray (SAA) into a pre-installed conduit, you can use electrical cable-pulling lubricant...
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 at 11:47 AM
How many times can I re-use an SAAF?
Assuming that an SAAF was easily removed from its conduit after monitoring was finished, and that it is in good working order, an SAAF can be re-used in v...
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016 at 12:13 PM