Innovative Technology: ULTRASONIC INSPECTION

Concrete Structure Investigations Ltd (CSI) has been researching new Ultrasonic devices to add services that can be useful for concrete […]

March 2nd, 2017

Category: Innovation

Concrete Structure Investigations Ltd (CSI) has been researching new Ultrasonic devices to add services that can be useful for concrete inspection (steel reinforcing within concrete), in both buildings and infrastructure projects.  We have conducted much of this research with the team at Callaghan Innovation.


We have clients who have already identified projects that could make use of the technology, once the research is completed.  Potential uses include:

  • Detection of voids in grouted tendon ducts and dross-back ducts
  • Locating pipes and pre-stressed ducts inside concrete members
  • Estimation of structural part dimensions i.e. thickness measurement (useful for Dycore)
  • Detection of delamination in concrete elements
  • Assessment of cement injection into massive concrete/stone structures (we are already experimenting with this)
  • Detection of voids (casting defects) and honeycombing in concrete members

Additionally, Ultrasonic can detect poor quality bond in overlays and repairs, locate pre-stressing steel and reinforcement and it can also be used for general concrete quality estimation.

CSI Ultrasonic technology

HOW IT WORKS: Ultrasonic is applicable for concrete inspection allowing imaging of the internal structure of objects from concrete, reinforced concrete and stone work.  The operation applies pulse-echo technique at one-side access to the object.  The instrument is feasible for concrete inspection for searching conduct ducts, conduits, detection of foreign inclusions, holes, honeycombing, cracks and other defects inside the concrete objects and to assess the condition of reinforcement in concrete.  Due to tomographic data processing, the more informative imaging of a structure is provided.

Excited by the idea of Ultrasonic testing and want to find out more?  Get in touch with CSI here or phone us on 0800 33 77 67.  Winners of the 2016 Wellington Gold Awards in emerging services.

5 thoughts on “Innovative Technology: ULTRASONIC INSPECTION”

  1. Francisco Centeno Centeno-Rodriguez y Asociados s.a.
    October 3, 2018 13:16

    Dear sirs. We are interested in this equipment

    Could you give us information about the CIF Price in Panamá City, Panamá.

    We have an application in tunnel and concret structures.

    Let us know information about this technolofy

    Ing. Francisco Centeno

    • Jane Concrete Structure Investigations
      October 3, 2018 13:39


      Thank you for your query.

      We do not sell the equipment, we are service providers. Sorry

  2. Francisco Centeno
    October 3, 2018 13:18

    Yes, we required the instrument indicated in the web

    Thanks in advance

    Francisco Centeno

  3. Jane Concrete Structure Investigations
    June 1, 2017 15:16

    All good

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