The SEAS Piston Coring System is a robust multipurpose coring tool that can be configured for Piston Coring or gravity / drop coring in water depths to 7000m and core samples up to 24m in length.
The SEAS Piston Coring System can be easily mobilized by road or sea freight and can be configured on-site for different coring conditions.
The weight package can include up to ten 250kg weights to cater for varying seafloor conditions and core lengths. The core barrels include reuseable outer steel barrels and matching PVC or polycarbonate core liners to facilitate easy handling of core samples. For short cores, a single-use 3m aluminium barrel can also be used.
In addition to the main core a 1.5m gravity corer can also be attached to the trigger weight. This can provide a good sample of the uppermost sediments which are often disturbed in long piston or gravity cores.