Concrete Testing Equipment - Best Solution for Testing

Apr 3rd 2015 at 2:39 AM

Concrete testing is essential to determine the quality and soundness of the concrete element. Testing can be simpler, quicker, and more accurate with the right concrete testing equipment. Engineering professionals rely on high-quality concrete testing equipment to determine and verify the strength of concrete to perform quality assurance and provide the necessary repairs. Certain types of non-destructive concrete strength test equipment will not only cause no damage but also provide fast results. These types of equipment can be used in a wide range of applications.

Concrete's actual compressive strength is determined by correlating mechanical properties (i.e. ultrasonic wave velocity and surface hardness) with destructive lab tests. The Schmidt Rebound Hammer and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Tester provide accurate and reliable results to estimate concrete's strength in a non-destructive way, making it one of the commonly used equipment for testing compressive strength.

The Schmidt Hammer makes the device easier to use on site, which can estimate the concrete's compressive strength. Use the N Type for general testing, and the L Type for thinner materials that are less than 100mm thick. You can find Schmidt hammers in models like the Silver Schmidt, Original Schmidt, and Digi Schmidt.

Determining the density, modulus, elastic properties, and penetrability can help you assess the quality of concrete. Ultrasonic pulse velocity can deliver the information on elasticity and density of the material, and that information can be further used to assess the overall quality of the concrete. The Pundit PL-200 ultrasonic pulse velocity tester has a touch screen display unit, which can make it easier for you to read concrete's internal properties. A basic unit can test the pulse velocity of concrete and it can provide information on the material's defects, cracks, strength, and uniformity.

The Surfer ultrasonic pulse velocity tester is another means to measure the velocity and time of ultrasonic p-waves in hard materials, like rocks, concrete, and ceramics. You do not have to use coupling gel to use the product, and it can complete the test in a few seconds. This way, you can improve productivity in the workplace and minimise interruptions, especially if you need to conduct large volume testing.

Another type of test is the pull-off test, which is meant to measure the tensile strength of shotcrete or concrete and the coating adhesion to determine the overall quality of the material. A DY-2 Pull Off tester automatically provides pull-off applications for ease of operation with the convenience of built-in storage to record the results of the test. There are three models of DY-2s available with varying maximum pulling forces.

About the Company:

PCTE supplies a range of equipment from around the world to offer you a one stop shop with all of the latest equipment. Concrete Non Destructive Testing (NDT) comprises testing a concrete element, largely without damaging the concrete to assess some parameter which either directly or indirectly provides a required characteristic of the concrete or its embedment’s. For more details, you can contact us at the website.

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