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08:56 Apr 1, 2004
English to Malay translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / mechanics fluid
English term or phrase: Piezometers
A piezometer is a device sealed within the ground to measure groundwater pressure in its immediate area. They are used to measure pore water pressure and joint water pressure. Their use falls broadly into two categories:

Measuring subsurface water flow and seepage.
Monitoring of pore or joint water pressure to give an assessment of soil or rock strength.
They can be of several types, e.g.:

Vibrating wire - heavy duty or standard
The following table gives a (very brief) summary of the advantages and disadvantages of these types:

Type Advantages Disadvantages
Standpipe Reliable
Long successful performance record
Self de-airing if adequate standpipe diameter
Long time lag for final reading
Easily damaged by construction traffic & equipment
Filter can become plugged
Pneumatic Short time lag to final reading
Calibrated part of system is accessible
Minimum interference to construction
Very sensitive to leaks, gas flow rate and length of tubing
Vibrating Wire Easy to read
Short time lag to final reading
Minimum interference to construction
Can read negative pore water pressures May need lightning protection
Manufacture needs to be of high quality to minimise zero drift

Summary of answers provided
5 +1piezometer
Ramona Ali



4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1

[Wow, what a lot of context.]

Malay adopts this English word.

    Istilah Kejuruteraan DBP
Ramona Ali
Local time: 12:09
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in MalayMalay

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