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October 20, 2014

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NDT System Add-On — Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity

USA Sales: 571.379.5334          International Sales: Click here for Map

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity

click here for method graphic [+] predict strength of early age concrete
Base Model:
UPV-1 [Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity]

click here to see UPV in use [+]

Scroll down to see a list of Key Features and Models available for the NDT- Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity 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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Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) investigations are performed to assess the condition of structural members if access to both sides are available. SPV is performed on mass concrete over 10 ft (3 m) thick


The Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) systems are designed to identify and map voids, honeycomb, cracks, delaminations, and other damage in concrete, wood, masonry, stone, ceramics, and metal materials. UPV tests are also performed to predict strength of early age concrete. The UPV methodology relies on direct arrival of compressional waves, which are generated by sources with resonant frequencies ranging from 50 to 150 kHz. The highest resonant frequency sources/receivers are typically used with thinner structural members for higher resolution and smaller anomaly identification.

The test is performed by positioning the source and receiver on either side of the area in question, then the source sends a compressional wave through the region, and the receiver records the full waveform on the other side. The position of the two transducers can be varied such that direct, semi-direct, and indirect tests can be performed, which aids in mapping out the volume of the defect — click here for more details [+]. Further tests can be performed if the user wishes to generate a 3-D rendering of the volume in question. This is done by testing many different “paths” through the medium and then using a tomographic inversion program to generate a model (sold as an optional add-on feature for the UPV-1 Model)

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 Nondestructive Testing 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 Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity systems 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

 
 

Applicable On:

  • Beams
  • Bridge Decks
  • Elevated Slabs
  • Shaft Tops
  • Walls
 
 

Test For:

  • Cracks
  • Delaminations
  • Honeycomb
  • Velocity vs Strength Correlation with Cores
  • Voids
 

Meets ASTM:

  • ASTM C597-02
  • E494-95
  • BSI 98/105795

Meets ACI:

  • 228.2R





 


 
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