Detection of metal reinforcements in concrete Greetings

  • Detection of metal reinforcements in concrete Greetings

    Posted by arsal on 27/11/2021 at 1:59 pm

    I am in need of clarification from experts who have used equipment to detect metal reinforcement in concrete. The specific situation is how to determine if the existence of transformers and high voltage lines nearby could disable the use of these systems? That is why I put a reference photo of the place of measurements. Suggestions or models of equipment capable of meeting this requirement are appreciated.

    lucas replied 1 year, 4 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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    27/11/2021 at 10:08 pm

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    I suppose it might depend on the nature of the reinforcement too. If you are looking for the traditional steel rebar that is embedded, you might consider the ACS system (MIRA)
    It uses an array of dry-point contact shear wave transducers (I think they operate on the principle of bimorphs). Because it is ultrasonic it should be unaffected by the surrounding EM.
    I am not sure how ground penetrating radar would work when surrounded by an active EM field but perhaps the manufacturers can advise you on this (or demonstrate the equipment for you).

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