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November 2018

Fall Prep

Fall and Winter
Equipment Preparation

We wish you and yours a healthy and joyful Thanksgiving. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you to make our planet a better place.

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 temperature approaches 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 rented, 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. Also take advantage of Geotech's Waived Equipment
Evaluation Fees!
promotion that makes this an even better time to have your equipment repaired and calibrated. For more information contact your Geotech Account Manager. 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! You can also 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.



Geotech Environmental
Equipment, Inc.
Certified as an ISO 9001:2015 Organization

Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc. is proud to announce that as of March 9, 2018 we are certified as an ISO 9001:2015 compliant organization by Orion Registrar Inc. ISO is the International Organization for Standardization and is the source of the ISO 9001:2015 international quality standard for business management.

To demonstrate compliance to ISO 9001:2015, Geotech's management system was rigorously and extensively evaluated in a process that included quality management; management document review; audits; and recording and closing non-conformances. Each of these processes is designed to eliminate non-conformance according to the ISO quality management standard and provide continuous improvement within the organization.

Geotech is certified as meeting the ISO 9001:2015 requirements for:
Manufacturing, design, sales, rental and service of environmental sampling, remediation and monitoring equipment.

  Certificate of ISO Certification

Geotech's employees demonstrated outstanding dedication in implementing a quality management system that met the ISO 9001:2008 requirements. Ongoing audits will ensure compliance and assess Geotech's programs for continuous improvement. With this certification, Geotech continues to fulfill its objectives of providing consistent quality products and responsive service to reinforce our Quality Policy.

View the full-size certificate
Read our press release

Waived Equipment
Evaluation Fees!

Solder Repair

Through February, Geotech will provide a no-cost comprehensive evaluation report on any equipment returned for maintenance, repair, or calibration. Geotech technicians are factory trained and certified to service most major brands of pumps and instrumentation. Geotech averages a one-week turn around on most service and repairs.

Contact Geotech today to schedule a no-cost equipment evaluation. 1-800-833-7958

Lowest price
on Geotech
Filter Capsules

For trace metals analysis

dispos-a-filter capsules

A large selection of disposable filter capsule options to choose from.

Contact your regional office for additional details.

Geotech UAS News

UAS Flight Training

The path towards becoming a
UAS pilot begins here.

Our pilot training course will equip you with knowledge and skills to become a professional drone pilot. The course combines classroom training, hands-on flight experience, and Part 107 testing.

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

·  December 10 -14, 2018
·  February 11 -15, 2019



Outdoor Flight Training

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

Geotech October 2018 Photo Competition Winner
October 2018 Photo Competition Winner

Zac Mott and Brian Koch pose for a photo after completing several data collection flights using the GeoSwift Mapper.
The team spent the morning flying the GeoSwift Mapper sUAS (small unmanned aircraft system) to collect aerial images of a dam designed and built by the Army Corps of Engineers. The images collected were later rendered into a high-resolution map and 3D models.

Past Photo Competition Winners
July 2018July 2018 Winner

June 2018June 2018 Winner

April 2018April 2018 Winner

February 2018February 2018 Winner

December 2017December 2017 Winner

November 2017
November 2017 Winner

October 2017
October 2017 Winner

August 2017
August 2017 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.

Look for Geotech at the events listed below.

National Ground Water Association
Groundwater Week

December 3-6, 2018

NGWA Groundwater Week 2018

The Complete Groundwater Event

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.

Big discounts on event passes compliments of Geotech. Follow this link to the Groundwater Week registration discount form. When at the event please come by and visit us at booth 229.

For more information

Florida Remediation Conference

December 5-6, 2018

24th Annual Florida
Remediation Conference

Plan now to join us this year for FRC on Dec. 5-6, 2018. You will benefit from the time spent and will take both knowledge and industry contacts back to your office that will be useful on your next project. It is a technical conference in a casual atmosphere. Now moving into its 24th 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 48 to meet our Fort Myers team.

For more information

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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