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