Guidelines for the measurement of depth of burial

Version history
  • March 2024 Rev. 0.1 – Update of preface, links and layout; no change to content
  • July 2022 – Initial publication
  • Glossary
  • Introduction
  • Methods of defining Depth of Burial or Cover
  • Selection of Survey Sensors
  • Tone injection for active cable trackers
  • Accuracy of DOB measurement
  • Depth of Burial measurement in different types of survey
  • Reporting Depth of Burial
  • Possible Disputes in Depth of Burial Measurement
  • Developments in Pipe and Cable tracking
  • References and further reading
  • Appendix 1 – Teledyne TSS 440
  • Appendix 2 – PanGeo Sub-Bottom Imager
Reference(s): IMCA S029
Published:March 2024
Grade:IMCA Informative Guidance

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