The BFG-1000 is suitable for investigations from the shallow subsurface down to 2 km.
Betsy Guns are configurable to be used in remote and extreme environments.
Betsy Guns are a leave-no-trace source and have a near zero environmental impact.
The Betsy Gun has been completely redesigned with user safety as the highest priority. Users stand at a safe distance while the Betsy Gun is fired, significantly reducing the risk of injury during field operations compared to legacy systems. Today's Betsy Guns are safer than a sledgehammer.
The compressional waves generated by one 117 kJ shot from the BFG-1000 are equivalent to 100 16lb sledgehammer blows.
The low frequencies generated by Betsy Guns, as low as 2 Hz, can not be reproduced by stacking sledgehammer records. The Rayleigh waves produced by The Betsy Gun allow for the best possible surface-wave analysis and site hazard classification.
With penetration up to 2 km and a broad spectrum, Betsy Guns are the ideal source for seismic in the shallow subsurface.
Betsy Guns use propellants that burn faster than a weight drop can transmit energy to the ground producing a broader-band and higher energy seismic wavelet.
The discharge of explosives in a drilled shot hole generates tube waves that produce tube waves that are a source of vertically polarized shear waves (Sv).
Betsy Guns are affordable, durable, and easy to maintain. Betsy Guns can be used without any special licensing or permitting. The Betsy Gun and its ammo are not considered firearms by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and are now available in Canada too.
The BFG-1000 can be used in multiple configurations to maximize versatility and to allow access to remote field locations, and is designed to be easily maintained in the field.
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