Apr 15, 2018

Know-how: ShapeArray installation kits and casing sizes explained

Tyler Morency
6 years ago

Know-how: ShapeArray installation kits and casing sizes explained

Measurand designs all ShapeArray models to be as simple to install as possible. ShapeArrays are also designed for a wide variety of applications and installation scenarios. However, certain ShapeArray models are designed for different installation orientations and sizes of casing. Specific installation orientations require specific casings and installation kits.


SAAV has two unique installation kits—the casing cap and compression clamp—to accommodate a range of casing sizes.
Installation Type: Vertical
Casing Cap
70/85 mm casing

Compression Clamp
Non 70/85 mm casing (47–100 mm)


SAAF has one unique installation kit—SAAF installation kit—for vertical and convergence installation in 27 mm PVC. Measurand recommends the horizontal installation kit for horizontal installation in 2” Schedule 80 PVC conduit.

Installation Type: Vertical
SAAF Install Kit
27 mm PVC

Installation Type: Convergence
SAAF Install Kit
27 mm PVC

Installation Type: Horizontal
Horizontal Install Kit
2″ Schedule 80 PVC


SAAX has one installation kit for horizontal installation into 2” Schedule 80 PVC conduit—the horizontal install kit.
Installation Type: Horizontal
Horizontal Install Kit
2” Schedule 80 PVC

  • 1993

    The Beginning

    Measurand is established in Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 1994

    Bend sensor development

    Measurand develops and patents fiber optic bend and position sensors for the medical and automotive sectors

    U.S. Patent 5,321,257

  • 1995

    Canadian Space Agency

    Receives funding from the CSA to develop sensor technology that ultimately leads to invention of ShapeTape

    U.S. Patent 5,633,494

  • 1999

    Patent on fiber optic sensor

    Measurand receives patent for "Fiber Optic Bending and Positioning Sensor" issued June 29, 1999

    Canadian Patent 2,073,162

  • 2001

    ShapeTape & ShapeHand debut

    Measurand designs and develops innovative motion capture technology

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2002

    Measurand Attends the ICPMG

    First contact with the geotechnical sector at the International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG)
  • 2004


    Design patent application sent about a new product designed to meet the specific needs of the geotechnical industry

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2005-08


    Measurand debuts ShapeWrap motion capture technology for the film and animation industry

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2006

    Malibu installation

    ShapeAccelArray installed for ground monitoring for the first time​ in Malibu, CA

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2007


    Suite of instrumentation developed for motion capture within Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2011

    SAAScan launched

    Built for rapid deployment and repeated use

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2014

    SAAX launched

    Purpose-built for heavy-duty horizontal installation

    Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,815,195

  • 2017

    SAAV launched

    The only geotechnical instrument with a patented cyclical installation method

    Cyclical Sensor Array, Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,911,175