Geotech Mastehead

November 2017

Fall Prep

Fall and Winter
Equipment Preparation

As Daylight Savings Time ends, there is no time to lose in getting your field work done. Fourth quarter monitoring and sampling can turn out to be some of the most challenging sampling events of the year. With shorter periods of daylight, there is also a potential for cooling and freezing temperatures as the seasons change and the end of the year draws near. It is very challenging to take water level measurements using the headlights of your truck to see the water level meter tape while it’s snowing or raining. Here are some helpful tips we’ve learned over the years from working through some of our seasonal troubleshooting calls.

Some equipment is susceptible to damage when the temperatures approach freezing. Water quality instruments, pumps and instruments that include pH probes, turbidity standards, reference solutions and water as a storage medium can be irreparably damaged from freezing. This damage can occur if this equipment is riding in the back of a truck during transit, or if stored in your locked vehicle overnight. Damaged equipment, whether owned by your company or on rent, could result in lost billable time and productivity in addition to repair or replacement costs because of freeze damage. Always store equipment indoors when possible. Securing a ground floor room at your favorite hotel can make a world of difference in mobilizing in the morning.

Equipment Limitations:
It’s also important to keep in mind that many manufacturer’s recommendations for proper use of their equipment draw the functionality line at or just above freezing temperatures. This includes using PIDs during drilling or tank excavations for screening soils. Sometimes just taking a PID from a warm running vehicle to a cold job site can cause humidity to fog the PID lamp and generate erroneous or unreliable readings. It may be better to bring the sample to the equipment instead of the other way around. Keeping the PID at a consistent temperature may help keep the project moving along.



Equipment Servicing:

As holidays approach, consider taking advantage of scheduled down-time and send your equipment to Geotech for service, calibration or repair. Geotech services and repairs all of the equipment we sell. Geotech is also a warranty service center for YSI water quality equipment. Take advantage of the time between projects or sampling events and have your equipment fully functional, tested and ready to go! Turnaround times for most service is about a week after the equipment is received, or you can schedule in advance to have the service or repair performed even faster. Our technicians are the best in the industry and our goal is to maintain your equipment to be the most reliable! We document and track everything we service so you can have the confidence the work was performed right. We include calibration certificates with the instruments we service so you have a record of equipment performance. Whether it’s a readiness check, warranty service or factory cleaning and calibration service, contact your Geotech Account Manager for information on scheduling service today!

SS Geosub Calibration

Seasonal Tip:
Sometimes the simplest of equipment can help make this time of year more comfortable while working outdoors. Thermal glove liners are inexpensive, disposable and fit beneath your latex or nitrile gloves. Cold water and frozen fingers make for a miserable sampling event. Geotech is a provider of all your consumable field equipment needs, including gloves, glove liners, "Rite in the Rain"® field books, copy paper and pens, calibration standards for air and water quality equipment, tubing, filters, bailers, bailer string and more! We have nine regional service centers to serve you which in most cases are only one to two days shipping away.

Let Geotech help you plan ahead! We pride ourselves on looking out for our clients to help manage your equipment service and calibrations, at the best value. In-store training is always no-charge to our clients, so let us help ensure the success of your field sampling event. And if you are passing through Denver, stop by for a tour of our world-class ISO certified, lean manufacturing facility.

Call for details.


GeoSwift Mapper

The new GeoSwift Mapper is a commercial-grade small-unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed for autonomous remote sensing with high accuracy. The GeoSwift Mapper features a one-hour flight time, SwiftStation mission planning software, and lightweight hand-launchable airframe.

While the GeoSwift Mapper propels gracefully across the sky, it collects high-resolution still images and georeferenced data. The data collected plays an important role in general mapping, including GIS data acquisition, elevation modeling, vegetation management, and visualization.



Geotech’s drone solutions include remote-sensor enabled aircraft, flight training and FAA certification. Learn more about Geotech drone technology and services through the following links or contact us at 800-833-7958.

Made In U.S.A.Certified ISO

Geotech UAS News

UAS Flight Training Course

Register today for Geotech’s UAS Flight Training & Pilot Certificate Course on these dates:

November 13-17

Geotech's interactive training experience builds Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) aviation confidence with specific content and professional drone flight instruction. Geotech's pilot instructors have more than 50 years of combined aviation experience.


Outdoor Flight Training

To register or get more information,
contact Geotech at 800-833-7958
or email training@leptron.com


Geotech October 2017 Photo Competition Winner

Intern Samantha Jurecki collecting a water samples at Washington Park Beach

Kasia Kelly
, a Biological Science Technician for the USGS, took this picture of USGS Great Lakes Science Center summer intern Samantha Jurecki collecting a water samples at Washington Park Beach in Michigan City, IN (Lake Michigan) for eDNA molecular analysis targeting an invasive species, the Round Goby. A filtration cup is attached to the end of a telescopic sampling pole for direct filtration of water sample from Lake Michigan. The goal of this study is to explore the abundance of Round Gobys in nearshore areas of the Great Lakes. A Geotech Geopump Peristaltic Pump is used to pump the sample water.

Past Photo Competition Winners
August 2017
August 2017 Winner

July 2017
July 2017 Winner

June 2017
June 2017 Winner

May 2017
May 2017 Winner

March 2017
March 2017 Winner

February 2017
Geotech February 2017 Photo Competition Winner

January 2017
Geotech January 2017 Photo Competition Winner

December 2016
Geotech December 2016 Photo Competition Winner

Enter the Geotech
Product Photo Competition!

Take a Picture

Win valuable prizes and have some fun taking
action shots of people using
Geotech brand equipment!
Take as many pictures as you like!
A $100 gift card will be awarded each month!
Winning photos will be published in
Geotech's monthly electronic newsletter
and on the web site.

What constitutes a winning photograph? We'll award points if your photo...

  • only shows Geotech equipment in use by real workers at real sites,
  • close-ups of the Geotech equipment,
  • equipment being used safely in observance of the health and safety procedures required
  • has companion photos showing as much of the site and surrounding area as possible (with site owner's permission, of course),
  • is well composed: nice framing, interesting background… extra points if the viewer can tell what type of project you were working on,
  • has an unusual twist or story: equipment being used overseas, of an interesting project, or for humanitarian purposes… wildlife or Mother Nature butting/intruding… the perfect shot at sunset, etc.
  • Digital photos only, in jpg or tiff formats, 2 MB or larger if possible.

Entering the competition is easy, go here to review the rules and guidelines and download the entry form. Every entry must be accompanied by a completed Geotech Photo Competition Entry Form.

Geotech has Grundfos
Redi-Flo2® MP1 Pumps
in Stock!

Portable Grundfos Redi-Flo2
Shown is a Redi-Flo2® pump
mounted on a Geo Reel

GeoSmart Dedicated Sampling Systems and Redi-Flo2® Portable Reels are also available.

Contact Geotech

or email sales@geotechenv.com
for details.

Used Equipment Deals

Featured Product
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Check our web site for great deals on
used equipment.

Geotech is Trading!

Discounts on the latest Geotech and YSI equipment with the trade-in of old equipment.



Contact your regional sales office
to learn more.

Complementary equipment evaluation for preventative maintenance, calibration,
and repair service.

SS Geosub Calibration

Why have repairs done at Geotech?
We have authorized service techs who are trained and certified in the service and
repair of your equipment.
Our work preserves existing factory
warranty coverages.
One week turn around on most service
and repairs.

Look for Geotech at the events listed below.

37th International Symposium
of the North American Lake Management Society

North American Lake Management Society

November 6-9, 2017

NALMS 2017
Finding Balance

Join us as Colorado welcomes NALMS back to the headwaters state. Colorado is home to thousands of both natural alpine lakes and reservoirs.

Finding Balance is the key to managing our lakes, watersheds, and even day-to-day relationships with people. Come to NALMS 2017 in Colorado to hear fascinating lake talks, see the mountains, and drink good beer.

For more information

National Ground Water Association
Groundwater Week

December 5-7, 2017

NGWA Groundwater Week 2017

Groundwater Week is an annual conference featuring education, exhibits, and networking with the industry’s finest from around the world. From showcasing cutting-edge technology and products to educational sessions led by top industry experts, Groundwater Week draws the best from all facets of this industry under one roof. Please stop by to visit us at Booth 1237.

For more information

Florida Remediation Conference

December 7-8, 2017

23rd Annual Florida
Remediation Conference

Join us at the Southeast’s premier annual soil and groundwater cleanup conference. It is a technical conference in a casual atmosphere. Now moving into its 23rd year, FRC has grown into one of the top technical conferences on soil and groundwater cleanup in the country, complete with continuing education credit for Florida PEs, PGs in states with continuing ed requirements, as well as other licensed professionals. Please stop by Booth 51 to meet our Fort Myers team.

For more information

Geotech Catalog

Request your
Geotech Catalog now.

Call 1-800-833-7958

The Geotech Catalog is now 336 pages and features more than 115 NEW PRODUCTS, fully illustrated, with specification charts and tables included.

There is a large resource section featuring the conversion tables, formulas and other reference information that environmental professionals need and use.

The catalog is divided into 12 environmental product categories:













Geotech Sales and Service Locations
Geotech Sales and Service Locations Map


2650 East 40th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80205
Phone: 1-800-833-7958
Local: 303-320-4764
Fax: 303-322-7242
E-mail: sales@geotechenv.com

4620 Northgate Boulevard, Suite 170
Sacramento, California 95834
Phone: 1-800-557-5325
Local: 916-922-2900
Fax: 916-648-7766

1411 North Batavia Street, Suite 112
Orange, California 92867
Phone: 1-800-295-5325
Local: 714-998-6788
Fax: 714-998-7382

12165 Metro Parkway, Unit 25B
Fort Myers, Florida 33966
Phone: 1-800-304-5325
Local: 239-476-8891
Fax: 239-476-8893

3125 Pine Tree Road, Suite 3D
Lansing, Michigan 48911
Phone: 1-800-275-5325
Local: 517-394-8328
Fax: 517-394-8386

2517 Noblin Road, Suite 103
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
Phone: 1-800-293-5325
Local: 919-876-1535
Fax: 919-878-1269

1600 North Interstate 35e, Suite 114
Carrollton, Texas 75006-381
Phone: 1-800-276-5325
Local: 972-245-6575
Fax: 972-245-8889

25 Tigan Street, Suite 20
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: 1-800-558-5325
Local: 802-651-3050
Fax: 802-651-3051

8910 122nd Avenue N.E.
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Phone: 1-800-314-5325
Local: 425-658-7300
Fax: 425-968-8639

C/Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia Local 19
08100 Mollet del Vallés (Barcelona) Spain
Tel: 93 5445937
Fax: 93 5700535
E-mail: ventas@geotechenv.com


No. 12 Yumin Road, Yuanchenxin Bldg. E2, Suite 2406
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100029
Phone: 010-8225-1190
Local: 86-10-8225-1190
Fax: 86-10-8225-1957
E-mail: beijing@geotechenv.com


To contact Geotech:
Phone: 1-800-833-7958   E-mail: sales@geotechenv.com   Fax: 303-322-7242

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