Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing
The method provides a very simple but cost effective test to evaluate quality of concrete, cracks or defects in the structure. The key to evaluation is selection of proper locations for the test and sampling to ensure good structural evaluation. Geo Dynamics is equipped with several PROCEQ equipments that conforming to international standards to provide UPV testing for both old and new concrete structures. Our low frequency probes are capable to evaluate upto 4m thickness of concrete in most cases.
Although the test looks simple and the equipment is easy to operate, it is more important to understand the specific requirements at site before recommending or conducting the tests. Poor sampling or selection of test locations may lead to incorrect findings. The results should preferably be coupled with other NDT tests wherever possible.
Geo Dynamics conforms to BS:4408, ASTM C:597 and IS:13311 (Part:1)-1992