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July 26, 2017

Check Out Olson's New

FTG

Affordable Foundation Test Gauge

 

NDT System Add-On — Ultraseismic

USA Sales: 303.423.1212          International Sales: Click here for Agents
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Base Model:
US-1 Model (Ultraseismic)

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Scroll down to see a list of Key Features and Models available for the Crosshole Sonic Logging Add-on System.

Save money! Contact Olson Instruments when adding on to an existing system, or purchasing multiple systems as some of the components are common to other test methods.

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Ultraseismic (US) investigations are performed to evaluate the integrity and determine the length of shallow and deep foundations.


Developed by Olson Engineering, the Ultraseismic (US) system is designed to determine the length and integrity of foundations when the upper portion of the structure is accessible but the top is not or when other tests have led to inconclusive results. US investigations can be performed on drilled shafts and driven or auger-cast piles. The investigation can be performed on shallow wall-shaped substructures such as an abutment or a wall pier of a bridge provided at least 5 to 6 feet of the side of a the structural element are exposed for mounting instrumentation. The method is particularly useful in testing abutments and wall piers of bridges because of the relatively large exposed areas available for mounting instrumentation.

The Ultraseismic method represents a more sophisticated approach to the Sonic Echo/Impulse Response (SE/IR) method (for compressional waves) and the Short Kernel method (for flexural bending waves). The method was internally developed at Olson Engineering as a response to encountered difficulties with the SE/IR and SKM (bending waves) methods when many reflecting boundaries are present. The US investigation method can be performed on concrete, masonry, stone, and wood foundations. Steel pile foundations can also be investigated, however, acoustic energy damping is much greater than that of concrete and wood due to the large surface areas and small cross-sectional areas of steel piles.

The US-1 + SE/IR-1 + PS-1 Model combines Ultraseismic (US) with Sonic Echo/Impulse Response (SE/IR) and Parallel Seismic (PS) for complete foundation testing at a reduced price as the systems share many common components. Call for details!


Freedom Data PC or NDE 360 Required,
Sold Separately
Freedom Data PC
NDE 360
 

Training


Hands-on training classes are available for all of our NDE test methods at our Wheat Ridge, Colorado (USA) location, which is a suburb located appromately 15 minutes northwest of downtown Denver. Training may be available at your location by one of our agents upon special arrangement.

For complete details about the Ultraseismic System available as an add-on test with the Freedom Data PC or NDE 360 platform, call toll free 1-888-423-1214 or email:

details@olsoninstruments.com

 
 

Materials Tested:
(US-1 Model)

  • Auger Cast
    Concrete Piles
  • Bridge Abutments
  • Drilled Shafts
    (Bored Piles)
  • Driven Concrete Piles
  • Wall Piers
 
 

Test For: (US-1 Model)

  • Cracks
  • Depth
  • Soil Intrusions
  • Voids
 

Meets ASTM:

  • N/A

Meets ACI:

  • N/A





 


 
All of Olson Instruments have been researched, tested, and used on-site daily by our sister company, Olson Engineering, world reknowned for NDT consulting. The OE Website is loaded with Tech Brief and project photos using the equipment shown on this website. Purchase our products to “do-it-yourself”, or hire an Olson Engineering NDT professional for your next project