Freedom Data PC Platform for Nondestructive Testing

The ultimate in a professional, field ruggedized battery powered Nondestructive Testing & Seismic Geophysical Testing Platform...with several optional add-on test method capabilities!

The Freedom Data PC (FDPC) multiple system platform provides the user with unmatched flexibility for stress-wave based NDT condition evaluation of concrete, masonry, asphalt, wood and other construction materials, as well as seismic testing of soil and rock. This platform provides complete data processing capability for all test methods.

By simply changing out the custom instrument modules, the user can quickly switch between tests using any of the available test method options shown in the tabbed charts below, while using similar software for data acquisition and analysis.

Materials Tested:
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Masonry
  • Wood
  • Soil
  • Rock
Test On:
  • Foundations Depth & Integrity Systems
  • Structural, Pavement, Tunnel Systems
  • Geophysical System Solutions

Key Features & Specifications

14" Diagonal Color Backlit Screen (1366 x 768) National Instruments 16 Channel 1.25 MHz, 16 bit PCI data acquisition card
Windows based low-power Intel Atom Processor 10/100/1000MB LAN, USB, and SVGA Ports
Solid State Hard Drive External 12 Volt Automotive Cigarette Lighter Adapter
~ 8-10 Hour Run Time Internal Lithium Ion Batteries Weathertight Keyboard and Mouse
Shock Mounted, Weather Resistant, Field Ruggedized Design Case: Weight 23 lbs [10.5kg], 18.5" x 14" x 6" [47 x 36 x 15cm]
2 Pockets for Multi-Channel Data/Source Modules External 110/220 VAC 50/60Hz Power Supply/Charger

APPLICATION TABLES

Test Method Standards Applicable On Test For Freedom Data PC NDE-DAQ NDE 360 FTG
Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL)


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ASTM D6760

ACI 228.2R

  • Auger Cast Concrete Piles
  • Drilled Shafts & Bored Piles
  • Diaphragm Walls / Slurry Walls
  • Mass Concrete Pours
  • Cemented Radioactive Wastes
  • Mat Foundations & Seal Footings
  • Pressure Injected Footings
  • Water Saturated Media
  • Cracks
  • Necking
  • Sand Lenses
  • Soil / Water Intrusions
  • Uncured or Weak Concrete
  • Voids
Tomographic Velocity Imaging Software

(for CSL, UPV and CS/DS)

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ACI 228.2R
  • Bridge Substructure
  • Cemented Radioactive Wastes
  • Concrete Drilled Shafts
  • Dams
  • Mat Foundations
  • Slurry Walls / Diaphragm Walls
  • Soil / Rock / Masonry / Wood
  • Structures
  • Cracks
  • Honeycomb
  • Soil / Rock Moduli
  • Soil / Rock Velocity Profiles
  • Soil / Water Intrusions
  • Uncured or Weak Concrete
  • Voids
Parallel Seismic (PS)


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ACI 228.2R
  • Abutment Piers
  • Deep Foundations
  • Sheet Piles and Footings
  • Timber Piles
  • Foundation Type / Integrity
  • Length Determination
  • Scour Evaluation
Sonic Echo (SE)


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ASTM D5882

ACI 228.2R

  • Auger Cast Concrete Piles
  • Bridge Abutments
  • Drilled Shafts (Bored Piles)
  • Driven Concrete Piles
  • Wall Piers
  • Wood Piles
  • Cracks
  • Deep Foundation Depths
  • Diameter Changes (Bulb or Necking)
  • Soil Intrusions
  • Uncured or Weak Concrete
  • Voids
Test Method Standards Applicable On Test For Freedom Data PC NDE-DAQ NDE 360 CTG
Impact Echo (IE)


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ASTM C1383

ACI 228.2R

  • Beams
  • Bridge Decks
  • Columns
  • Dams
  • Pavements
  • Pipes
  • Post-Tensioned Duct Grouting
  • Runways
  • Slabs
  • Tunnels
  • Walls
  • Cracks
  • Delaminations
  • Honeycomb
  • Thickness
  • Voids
Impact Echo Scanner (IES)

Patented technology by Olson

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ASTM C1383

ACI 228.2R

  • For scanning concrete with smooth surfaces
  • same as Impact Echo (IE) above
  • same as Impact Echo (IE) above
Slab Impulse Response (SIR)


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ASTM C1740

ACI 228.2R

  • Concrete Slabs / Retaining Walls
  • Pavements
  • Pond or Pool Bottoms
  • Runways
  • Spillways
  • Tunnel Liners
  • Delaminations in Decks
  • Soft or Weak Subgrade Support
  • Voids Below Slabs
  • Voids Below Tunnel Linings
Spectral Analysis of Surface Waves (SASW)


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ACI 228.2R
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Stone
  • Wood
  • Layer Thickness
  • Material Moduli
  • Shear Wave Velocity Profiles
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV)


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ASTM C597

ACI 228.2R

E494

  • Beams
  • Bridge Decks
  • Elevated Slabs
  • Shaft Tops
  • Walls
  • Columns
  • Cracks
  • Delaminations
  • Honeycomb
  • Velocity vs. Strength Correlation with Cores
  • Voids
Test Method Standards Applicable On Test For Freedom Data PC LWD
Crosshole / Downhole Seismic Systems (CS/DS)


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ASTM D4428/
D4428M/
D7400
  • Soil & Rock for Seismic Vibrating and Machine Foundation Design
  • Soil Modulus Measurement
  • Image voids, Solution Caverns, Washouts with Tomography
  • Locate Faults, Fractures
  • Seimic Shear & Compressional Wave Velocities
Lightweight Deflectometer (LWD) ASTM E2835
  • Road Base
  • Subgrade Soils
  • Stabilized Soils
  • Railway Ballast
  • Overlot Fill Grading
  • Earth Retaining Walls
  • Earthen Dams
  • Compaction QA
  • Stiffness
  • Young’s Modulus (E)
Test Method Standards Applicable On Test For LWD RTG
Resonance Test Gauge (RTG) ASTM C215

ASTM C666

  • Concrete
  • Rock
  • Asphalt
  • Masonry
  • Young’s Modulus (E)
  • Shear Modulus (G)
  • Poisson’s Ratio (ν)
Lightweight Deflectometer (LWD) TBA
  • Unbound Aggregate
  • Railroad Ballast
  • Young’s Modulus (E)
  • Stiffness (k)

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


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

For complete details about any of our products, call our toll free number at 1-888-423-1214 or email Olson Instruments: