Investigation of Ground Environment Around Underground Oil Storage Facilities Using the Envi-Cone Penetrometer System

환경콘에 의한 지하유류 저장시설주변 지반환경 조사

  • 정하익 (한국건설기술연구원 토목연구부) ;
  • 홍승서 (한국건설기술연구원 토목연구부) ;
  • 김영진 (한국건설기술연구원 토목연구부) ;
  • 홍성완 (한국건설기술연구원 토목연구부) ;
  • 곽무영 (대조바이오텍 주식회사)
  • Published : 2000.03.01


In recent years there has been a steady increase in geoenvironmental engineering projects where geotechnical engineering has been combined with environmental concerns. Many of these projects involve some investigation of contaminant in the ground. There are many techniques such as geophysical, drilling, sampling, md pushing techniques for investigation of contaminated ground. The most rapidly developing site characterization techniques for geoenvironmental purposes involve direct push technology, that is, penetration tests. The purpose of this study investigated underground oil storage tanks(USTs) using the envi-cone penetrometer system. The electrical resistivity sensor, pH sensor, ORP sensor, and thermometer are installed in envi-cone penetrometer system. This envi-cone penetrometer system provides a continuous profile of measurements, and it is rapid, repeatable, reliable and cost effective for investigation of contaminated ground surrounding the underground oil storage tanks.