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PCTE is one of the leading suppliers of large range of proven technical products that have been used and demonstrated to be effective in their respective applications. For more details, visit their website.

5 Important Facts About Concrete Moisture Meter. The best way to perform a Charpy Impact Test. 7 essential tips to follow while purchasing coating thickness gauge. 7 Important Features of Ground Penetrating Radar for Concrete Scanning. Blog: Setting up a Pundit for Different Applications. Choosing and Setting up Sonic Test Equipment for Different Tasks Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) testing is on of the most well known and understood sonic measurement techniques used over concrete.

Blog: Setting up a Pundit for Different Applications

This article discusses a few different application, talking specifically about the right transducers and the access needed to complete testing successfully. Ultrasonic Pulse Echo (UPE) equipment is comparable, but only requires access to one side of a structure to be used, and takes advantage of the unique properties of point contact shear wave transducers to enhance imaging and datalogging potential. Most UPV tests are completed using Compression wave energy, the same energy as caries sound through the air, but it is also possible to complete tests with shear wave energy, which has a different slower velocity compared to compression waves.

Specialised transducers are required. Blog: Method for Scanning Post Tensioning. (Written by Reuben Barnes 20/09/2019) One of the prime targets for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) scanning of concrete are Post Tensioning (PT).

Blog: Method for Scanning Post Tensioning

Post Tensioning (PT) is a type of reinforcing in concrete, where tensioning is applied to steel bars or wire after the concrete has strengthened. Usually these wires are places into a metal (or plastic) duct in bundles. Cutting PT can be dangerous for the sawing operator as well as damaging for the structure and is generally avoided. Congratulations Reuben! Our head honcho Reuben Barnes was delighted to attend the Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA) WA Branch seminar last week, to deliver a rousing speech on concrete durability.

Congratulations Reuben!

The event was held at the QV1 Building close by to our head office in Perth CBD. Reuben attended the event along with 60 other industry experts from across Perth, he was asked to speak at the seminar about concrete durability I relation to NDT testing for QA. The CIA hold monthly seminars and events focusing on a variety of subjects.

We are delighted to have Reuben representing PCTE and our NDT experts on such an occasion and in recognition of his contribution to the night, he received a certificate of appreciation addressed to him by the WA branch Vice President of the CIA, Bill Felton. Reuben always strives to promote the values of the CIA which are to develop excellence in concrete research, technology, application, design and construction and has been an expert in non-destructive testing for over 15 years. GPR and Post Tensioning Scanning. Introduction to Post Tension Post-Tensioning (PT) is a method of reinforcing (strengthening) concrete or other materials with high-strength steel strands.

GPR and Post Tensioning Scanning

The benefits post-tensioning brings to a structure include large open plan, column free floor spaces. The technology reduces the amount of conventional reinforcement and concrete required thus delivering a more economical and environmentally friendly solution. With its varied depth and presence in slabs amongst reinforcing steel and other embedments GPR is the suitable technology to locate and avoid it. Please follow this link to read more about the GPR products offered by PCTE. Coating Thicknesses on Concrete Using Positector 200 Gauge. 5 Useful Tips to Measure the Paint Coating Thickness. Geotechnical Equipment. Concrete Thickness Gauge. Marshall Testing Machines. Marshall Compaction Mould UTAS-0061/A - Marshall Compaction Mould ASTM 4" UTAS-0062 - Marshall Compaction Mould ASTM 6" The Marshall Compaction Moulds, which are made from galvanized steel, use automatic or manual compactors to create the Marshall specimens.

Marshall Testing Machines

The Compaction Moulds consist of a base plate, mould body and a collar. The Marshall Storage Plate is designed to store 6 pcs, 4” diameter Marshall specimens. Concrete Resistivity Meter. Surface resistivity measurement provides information about the state of a concrete structure or sample.

Concrete Resistivity Meter

Resitivity is a material property of concrete related to moisture content, the likelihood of corrosion and the corrosion rate. Recent studies have also shown that there is a direct correlation between resistivity and chloride diffusion rate. The ResiPod is a fully integrated 4-point Wenner probe, used to perform resistivity measurements on concrete as a non-destructive test. Soil Compaction Testing Equipment. For soil compaction testing moulds and rammers are used to determine the connection between the density and moisture content of compacted soil.

Soil Compaction Testing Equipment

The local standards that define compaction testing in Australia are AS 1289.5.1.1 and 1289.5.1.2. PCTE's range of test hardware include standard and modified compaction moulds and handheld manual hammers / rammers. The same hardware is also used to compact samples for CBR testing. Alternatively an Automatic Soil Compactor lets your lab technicians focus on their other work, replacing endless manual impacts with a robust chain drive machine that can work all day. Soil Drying Laboratory Ovens. Laboratory Ovens UTEST Laboratory Ovens have been designed for the drying asphalt, soil, rock, concrete, aggregate or similar materials.

Soil Drying Laboratory Ovens

Various litre capacity models are available. The ovens have a temperature range of ambient to 250°C. The interior of the ovens is manufactured from stainless steel and the exterior has been created from sheet steel and finished in powder coated paint. All models are fan circulated (forced convection), fitted with a direct reading digital control unit and equipped with an analogue over-temperature protection thermostat.

Technical Specifications Working Ambient Temp. Concrete Cylinder Moulds. Concrete Rebar Locator. Crack Measuring Device. Here are the range of crack measuring device available at PCTE.

Crack Measuring Device

These tools are used to measure crack width and change in crack width. Crack width can be measured through visual inspection within the specified range of the tool, while change in crack width can be monitored using a fixed gauge sensor to measure movement across surface cracks. Sonic Echo, Impulse Response Testing. Sonic Echo and Impulse Response (SE/IR) investigations are performed to evaluate integrity and determine the length of deep foundations.

Sonic Echo, Impulse Response Testing

Sonic Echo is also commonly known as Pile Integrity Testing or Low Strain Dynamic Pile Testing and is covered by ASTM D5882-00 and AS 2159-2009. The SE/IR test can be performed on concrete, wooden and steel piles. The test can also be performed on shallow wall structures. It can be used to determine the depth of a foundation, to locate defects, intrusions, and bulbs in the foundation or pile damage such as breaks or cracks. Industrial Testing Equipment. Strain is defined as the ratio between the length of an element before and after a force has been applied to it.

In concrete strain can be seen in the change of concrete or reinforcing steel due to temperature, curing and forces applied during its use. These VW strain gauges can be set up individually or in concert to monitor the shrinkage/movement of concrete. Loggers can be monitored manually or remotely. There are a number of various methods as follows: Surface mounted strain gaugesEmbedded strain gauges & joint metersSpot weld strain gaugesCrack & 3d joint meters Working principle The strain gauge operates on the principle that a tensioned wire, when plucked, vibrates at its resonant frequency.

Concrete Cylinder Grinder. Automatic Grinding Machine Plane and parallel surfaces can be easily achieved due to the fast grinding of specimen ends that the Automatic Grinding Machine provides. Cylinder specimens from Ø38mm to Ø150mm can be ground with the suitable adaptors. Grinding Method can be used for all strength grades for reliable strength results. Application. Concrete Testing Equipment. Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine. The resistance to abrasion, wear and polishing are critical for the performance of aggregate that will be used in paving and road base applications.

The following systems offer a number of testing method for the characterization of aggregates along with tiling and paving products. The Los Angeles Abrasion Machine is used to evaluate resistance to fragmentation and wearing due to friction. Aggregate sample is tumbled inside of the drum for a fixed number of revolutions.This system has the following features: Digital counter and auto stop after testingOptional soundproofing cabinetSafety stop on door opening31 - 33 r.p.m711 mm Internal Diameter508 mm length.

Portable & In-Place Soil Inclinometer. Laboratory Test Sieves. Laarmann Test sieves are produced to comply with the specifications set out by the world's most demanding Standards: B.S. 410 / I.S.O. 3310 parts 1 & 2 and A.S.T.M: E.11 amongst others. Prior to leaving our quality assurance department, each test sieve is carefully packaged along with a Certificate of Conformity and Record Card. Each sieve is laser engraved with a unique serial number for quality tracking. All Laarmann 200mm (50mm height), 300mm (75mm height) test sieves are manufactured with a unique safety edge.

Advantages We offer qualitative advantages compared with other manufacturers in each detail. Laboratory Crushing Equipment. Direct Shear Test Apparatus. The test covers the determination of consolidated drained shear strength of a soil or sand material in direct shear. Heavy Duty Vibrating Wire Piezometer. Geosense® VWP-3000 Series of Vibrating Wire Piezometers use the well-proven method of converting fluid pressures on a sensitive diaphragm into a frequency signal.Frequency signals are particularly suitable for the demanding environment of Civil Engineering applications, since the signals are capable of long transmission distances without degradation, tolerant of wet wiring conditions and resistant to external electrical noise.

INSITE - Concrete Temperature and Strength Profiling. Coating Inspection Equipment. Concrete Hardness Tester. ProfoScope Cover Meter. Specifications - Downloads - Video The ProfoScope cover meter and rebar locator is the simplest to use system in the Proceq range. Magnetic Soil Extensometer. The Geosense® GEO-XM settlement system is used typically to monitor settlement and heave in foundations, excavations and embankments. Settlement is identified at the depth/position where the settlement has occurred and as well as measuring the total amount of settlement. The GEO-XM soil extensometer comprises a series of magnetic targets positioned so that they move freely outside flush jointed access casing or inclinometer casing. Universal Testing Machines. California Bearing Ratio [CBR] Test Machine. Coating Paint Thickness Gauge. Wireless In Situ Concrete Moisture Meter. Wireless In Situ Moisture Meter The PosiTector® CMM IS probe is a self contained relative humidity meter, which when working with the free mobile app guides users through the ASTM F2170 testing and documentation criteria.

ASTM F2170 has recently been update such that the probes need only be installed for 24 hours before data can be collected. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Ground Penetrating Radar. Construction Testing Equipment. What is Coating Thickness Meter and How It Works? Papworths Construction Testing Equipment: Applications of Moisture Meters in Different Industries. Know About the Uses and Working of Utility Locating Equipment - Papworths Construction Testing Equipment. The Importance of Concrete Scanning Equipment in the Construction Industry. California Bearing Ratio [CBR] Test - Equipment, Procedure, Calculation & Use - PCTE. The Importance of Coating Thickness Gauge in Ensuring Precision of Paint Thickness. Main Considerations While Performing Concrete Compression Test - PCTE. Charpy Impact Testing Factors and Variables. Importance of Laboratory Crushing Equipment. Utility Locating Equipment. Visit : Profoscope Cover Meter Online By PCTE. Visit : Papworths Construction Testing Equipment & Tools.Visit :

The Most Advanced Utility Locating Equipment. Working Process of Coating Thickness Gauge. A Buyer’s Guide for Concrete Moisture Meters. The Expert’s Guide To Use Utility Locating Equipment. Buy Soil Triaxial Test Systems at PCTE. Buy Schmidt Hammer from PCTE. Concrete Corrosion Testing Equipment by PCTE. California Bearing Ratio Test (CBR): PCTE. Buy Universal Testing Machines from PCTE. PCTE - Concrete Strength Test. PCTE - Get Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity tools. Soil Testing Equipment -

Half Cell Potential - PCTE. Ground Penetrating Radar by PCTE. Papworths Construction Testing Equipment (PCTE) Construction NDT. Construction NDT. Construction NDT July 2014. Construction NDT October 2014. Construction NDT March 2015. RH meter available online at PCTE. Online Vibrating Wire available at PCTE. Schmidt Hammer. Strain Gauge device available Online at PCTE. Pile Integrity Test at PCTE. Geotechnical Testing device available online at PCTE. Half Cell potential available at one of the leading store - PCTE.