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Non Destructive Concrete Test Equipment – Rebar Detection

Concrete constructions rely on reinforcing steel to provide the necessary tensile strength. Drilling through those reinforcing bars is a costly business that can be dangerous: Hitting a rebar while boring into the reinforced concrete can destroy the drilling instrument and can severely weaken the concrete structure. An instrument for non destructive rebar detection that quickly and accurately determines the location of the reinforcing bars in the concrete will significantly decrease construction time and costs.

Sufficient concrete cover above the reinforcing steel is one of the key factors in determining the design life of a concrete structure. Correct assessment of the concrete cover using a cover meter is an essential test during construction.

The rebar detection instrument Profoscope has a unique real-time visualization mechanism, similar to a scanner, allowing the contractor to actually see the location of rebars beneath the concrete surface in real time. The Profoscope+ features data storage for automatic collection of data to make rebar detection more efficient.

The Profometer 6 combines rebar detection, diameter estimation and the statistical analysis of concrete cover in one instrument. Both of these non-destructive testing products use eddy current technology.