GPR essential for Wind Turbine Foundation Investigations

February 28, 2014

Wind turbine foundations are a critical structural component and the sizeable concrete foundations required for modern wind turbines must be heavily reinforced with large diameter hi-tensile reinforcing bars. During structural investigations requiring coring and/or drilling works, it is essential that the location of embedded reinforcement is identified to minimise the risk of damage. The use of…

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Infrastruct purchases the new Hilti PS-1000 GPR System

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February 21, 2014

Infrastruct AMS Limited is delighted to announce our purchase of the Hilti PS-1000 Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system for structural investigations. The PS-1000 uses short pulse electromagnetic waves to determine multiple layers of reinforcing bars, prestressing strands, post-tensioned tendons, voids, metal pipes, plastic pipes, timber and electric cables to a depth of 300mm in concrete…

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Updated Standard for Rebound Hammer Testing

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February 10, 2014

The latest European Norm EN 12504-2: 2012 ‘Testing concrete in structures – Part 2: Non-destructive testing – Determination of rebound number’ is in use and supersedes EN 12504-2:2001. The main changes are: Clarification of the test procedure including the use of the anvil for reference checking; Specification on the equipment to be used for the…

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