Vu-Con System ultrasonic testing for roads, runways, retaining walls and bridge decks

General Info

The Vu-Con Analyzer provides the engineer with the sturdiest, most reliable system for impact echo analysis. No moving parts and implementation of the latest microcomputer technology has created a system that is both sophisticated and reliable.

Applications:

  • Roads and Runways
  • Retaining Walls
  • Bridge Decks

The Vu-Con® system uses the impact echo method to evaluate concrete and masonry structures. The impact echo method is based on the use of impact generated stress waves that propagate through the material and are reflected by both the materials external surfaces and internal flaws.

This method can be used to make accurate non-destructive measurements of thickness in concrete slabs and plates, and to locate internal flaws such as honey combing, debonding and delaminations. It can measure thickness, locate cracks, voids and other defects in masonry structures where mortar bonds the masonry together. Finally, the impact echo method is not affected by the presence of steel reinforcing bars.

Features:

  • The unit comes with a 90 mm by 115 mm graphic display screen that is easily viewed in daylight. This allows rapid analysis of results in situ. It may store more than 200 individual tests with time and date indication. The data is easily uploaded to a PC for inclusion in reports and data analysis. Data communication takes place via the RS-232 port and Windows compatible PC software. The unit allows the user to select sensitivity levels to adapt to varying conditions in the field.
  • Accurately determines concrete thickness without drilling cores or using similar destructive techniques
  • Quickly locates de-laminations and voids in concrete slabs & structures where access is limited to a single side
  • Rugged design for field use
  • Data can be stored and uploaded to a PC for later analysis and inclusion in reports
  • Conforms to ASTM C-1383

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