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Borehole Pressure Cells | Model 3200

  • Model 3200 Hydraulic Borehole Pressure Cells pictured with pressure transducer (front) and stainless steel pressure gage (rear).
  • Model 3200 BPC shown pre-encapsulated in a cylinder of quick setting cement.
Model 3200

The standard Borehole Pressure Cell (BPC) is used to measure rock stress changes and is designed to be grouted inside a borehole. The BPC is manufactured from two steel plates welded together around their periphery. The plates are deformed into a “dog bone” configuration so that they can be expanded easily, without damage to the welds. Hydraulic oil fills the space between the two plates and a high-pressure stainless steel tube connects the plates to a stainless steel pressure gage and/or a pressure transducer.


Standard Ranges
20, 35, 75 MPa
0.25% of range (approximately)
0.25% F.S. (gage); 0.1% F.S. (VW transducer)
Borehole Size
57 mm
Temperature Range²
−20°C to +80°C
L × W × H
210 × 51 × 6 mm

¹VW transducer accuracy established under laboratory conditions.

²Other ranges available on request.

Please Note: GEOKON maintains an ongoing policy of design review and reserves the right to amend products and specifications without notice. Various instruments are discontinued over time and replaced with new, updated models.