Aug 27, 2018

New SAAV installation method: SAAV in 27 mm ID conduit

Tyler Morency
6 years ago

New SAAV installation method: SAAV in 27 mm ID conduit

Inspired by direct feedback from clients, Measurand engineers developed SAAV, an advanced ShapeArray model that allows off-the-real cyclical installation into new and existing inclinometer casings. Now, Measurand’s most advanced ShapeArray can be installed in 27 mm ID conduit. With a new 27 mm ID conduit adapter, SAAV can now install into narrow 27 mm internal diameter (ID) conduit—exactly the same way SAAF has been installed since its debut.

Clients now have the flexibility to install SAAV into whatever casing best suits the project. SAAV installation in narrow, conduit-type casing is now as simple as installation into standard inclinometer casing. While clients can select their preferred method of installation when they place the order, SAAV’s unique design allows clients to switch between the 27 mm ID conduit adapter and the spring box assembly used for cyclical installation into larger diameter casings while on-site and in the field.

Detailed installation information along with a quick-start guide is available on the Measurand support portal.

  • 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