concrete inspection Articles

  • Comparison of core sampling and visual inspection for assessment of concrete sewer pipe condition

    Sewer systems are costly to construct and even more costly to replace, requiring proper asset management. Sewer asset management relies to a large extent on available information. In sewer systems where pipe corrosion is the dominant failure mechanism, visual inspection by closed circuit television (CCTV) and core sampling are among the methods mostly applied to assess sewer pipe condition. This ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GPR goes underground: Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) either robotically or by manned entry to reveal wall thickness, delamination, voids, and other conditions that enable more precise determination of pipeline integrity and verifications for trenchless technology rehabilitation. PPR, when applied to pipe-bursting applications, can ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Ground Penetrating Radar Evaluation of Concrete Tunnel Linings

    Abstract - Ground penetrating radar was used to map tunnel lining condition and locate concrete deterioration and voids in a continuous and non destructive manner. GPR surveying of Kapoor Water Supply Tunnel, Victoria, Canada was carried out with a 1000 MHz Sensors and Software Ltd., Conquest system mounted on a custom built cart. This 8.8 km long 2.3 m diameter concrete lined circular tunnel was ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Inspection of Internal Structure of Walls by Subsurface Radar

    ABSTRACT This paper deals with the application of ultra-wide band time-domain subsurface radars, equipped with special signal processing techniques, to realize non-invasive image testing of the building walls' internal structure that are made with brick, stone, concrete, reinforced concrete and other construction materials. There are two normally associated problems, qualitative and ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - City of Rockville - Robotic Pipeline Inspection

    Service: PureRobotics - Robotic Pipeline Inspection Client: City of Rockville Project Date: July 2010 Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 24-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 53,000 feet Results: 3 pipe sections identified at risk Insertion of Pipeline Inspection Robot Pure Technologies (Pure) was contracted to provide robotic pipeline inspection ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • In-situ stress measurement in concrete - a component for the geolocation of the destruction with earthquakes

    So the in-situ stress sensors in the concrete could measure the load changes and stress changes with a building damage after eniem earthquake immediately on-line. The alert with GPS item data is spread world-wide over the Internet. The combination also for everyone accessible maps of the world can facilitate the management after disasters substantially. So fast data are available over destroyed ...


    By IBJ Technology

  • Combined application of Pipe Penetrating Radar and LIDAR for large diameter pipe inspection

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR), a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in./450mm) non-metallic (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) underground pipes. Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) has become an accepted method for ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Cfia)Manitoba Composting Exercise

    Overview: Nordevco was invited to participate in a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) composting exercise by the CFIA Manitoba Team. The purpose of Nordevco’s participation was to evaluate the impact of BactiDomus Technology on the composting process specifically related to achieving and maintaining temperatures appropriate for the inactivation of the pathogen responsible for avian ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • A multi-environmental time similarity theory of life prediction on coastal concrete structural durability

    A multi-environmental time similarity (METS) theory for durability assessment and life prediction is presented in this paper. The METS theory is able to connect the field inspections and the indoor accelerated tests by introducing a third reference site, which has certain service life and similar aggressive environment to the study objective. Thus, the correlation between the field inspection ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Structural performance evaluation of heavily deteriorated RC members based on simplified inspection results

    Port and harbour structures are generally affected by harsh marine environmental actions. Material deterioration and damage to structural components are likely to occur throughout structure's service period. In order to select suitable methods of countermeasures for such structures, structural evaluation by using simplified inspection results shall be necessary. The methodology and accuracy of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • City Of Vancouver Deploys Free-Swimming Tools For Successful Inline Inspection Of Pressurized Main

    With its Pacific Ocean entranceway and towering backdrop of snow-dusted mountains, it’s no wonder the City of Vancouver ranks among the most laid-back, beautiful cities in Canada, and indeed, the world. Water is in its blood. This spring the coastal seaport city retained the services of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Evaluation of E. coli biofilm as a protective barrier against microbiologically influenced deterioration of concrete (MICD) under mesophilic temperatures

    In this study, Escherichia coli DH5α biofilm was evaluated for its potential to control and minimize microbiologically influenced concrete deterioration (MICD) under mesophilic temperatures (37 °C). Escherichia coli DH5α biofilm was first grown on Portland cement mortar disks for 8 days. Mortar disks were then exposed to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Multi-sensor inspection robot shows benefits of pipe penetrating radar - Case Study

    Pipe penetrating radar (PPR), the in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) is one of the most promising quantitative pipe condition assessment technologies to emerge in recent years. With most of the underground pipe infrastructure reaching the end of their design life there is a need to provide measurable data in order to establish the extent of rehabilitation required or the timing ...


    By SewerVUE

  • When Speed and Accuracy Count: Enwave Houston and Oklahoma City Successfully Deploy Sahara Tool for Leak Inspection Projects in Record Time

    Sahara technology is winning accolades from satisfied owners and operators of buried infrastructure the world over. In North America, two recent projects demonstrate the benefits of using this in-line tethered tool for critical leak detection surveys, especially when speed and accuracy are paramount. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • California Sulfate Damage Awards case study

    The construction defect trial went against developer Brighton Homes, concrete subcontractor James Mock Inc, and concrete supplier Owl Rock Products, based on negligence to abide by the provisions of the Uniform Building Code (UBC). The significance of this verdict is that while sulfate attack of concrete from the surrounding soils has been widely known and researched in the United States, ...


    By Headwaters, Inc.

  • Corrective action at a hazardous waste unit

    Troy Risk performed a RCRA Corrective Action at a closed hazardous waste landfill for a multinational landfill company. The work involved inspection and cleaning of two 85-foot leachate risers. A leachate riser is a stack of 4-foot diameter concrete pipe sections, which provide a passage to the bottom of the hazardous waste landfill. The riser provides access to pumps and electronic leachate ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

  • Status of the AASHTO Accreditation Program

    The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved the establishment of the AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP) in February 1988 and the first laboratory was accredited in June 1988. The objective of the AAP is to provide a mechanism for formally recognizing the competency of construction materials testing laboratories to carry out specific tests on soils, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Railway warning and protected system – Bridge Demolition

    So the in-situ stress sensors in the concrete could measure the load changes and stress changes with a building damage after eniem earthquake immediately on-line. The alert with GPS item data is spread world-wide over the Internet. The combination also for everyone accessible maps of the world can facilitate the management after disasters substantially. So fast data are available over destroyed ...


    By IBJ Technology

  • How Remote Sensing Can Save Time & Money - Roads & Bridges

    A 2014, Department of Transportation report finds that to maintain the condition of U.S. highways and bridges at 2010 levels through the year 2030, between $65.3 billion and $86.3 billion per year would be required. A suburb in the greater St. Louis area has recently been ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

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