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Pressure Cells

Pile Tip Type (VW) | Model 4855

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  • Typical Model 4855 Pile Tip Pressure Cell installation.
Model 4855

The Model 4855 Pile Tip Pressure Cell* is used to measure pile-tip loads in cast-in-place concrete piles (caissons). Like the Model 4810, the Pile Tip Pressure Cell has a thick upper plate. The cell is manufactured to be close to the diameter of the pile and the back plate is supplied with hooks or sections of rebar to allow the cell to be connected to the bottom of the reinforcement cage. A vibrating wire pressure transducer is connected to the cell to provide some redundancy in the event that one transducer is damaged during installation. An added feature is a remote re-pressurization mechanism to allow the cell to be inflated slightly so as to ensure good contact between the cell and the surrounding concrete.


Standard Ranges¹
2, 3, 5, 7.5, 10, 20 MPa
Over Range
150% F.S. (maximum)
0.025% F.S.
±0.1% F.S.
Temperature Range¹
−20°C to +80°C
Height × Diameter¹
50 × 600 mm

¹Other ranges and sizes available on request.

²Transducer accuracy established under laboratory conditions.
Total system accuracy (pressure transducer + pressure cell) is subject to site-specific variables.

*Please Note: Models are also available (3500 Series) with semiconductor pressure transducers to enable measurement of dynamic pressures (please contact GEOKON for details).

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.