Civil Engineering Testing Equipment

Do you work in the civil engineering industry and regularly undertake inspections on a range of structures using thickness measurement devices? Are you looking to upgrade or replace your current device? If you are, look no further than Cygnus Instruments for all your civil engineering testing equipment. We provide the most comprehensive range of quality products, so call us today on +1 410-267-9771.

Cygnus Thickness Gauges for Civil Engineering

In the civil engineering industry, there are a wide range of inspection demands and a list of structures that need to be regularly inspected. These structures need to undergo routine inspections to ensure any corrosion or wastage is detected as early as possible. This is achieved through the use of a UT thickness tester, which we manufacture and provide at Cygnus Instruments.

We provide a range of devices with the Cygnus Multiple-Echo technique as standard, allowing you to measure through coatings to achieve an accurate measurement. However, different projects require different applications, which is why we manufacture a comprehensive range. Whether the inspection site is using ropes or you need to be hands-free, we can provide the right civil engineering testing equipment.Civil Engineering Testing Equipment

Structures that are regularly inspected using thickness gauges for civil engineering include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridges
  • Playground Equipment
  • Railway Infrastructure
  • Fairground Rides and Entertainment Attractions
  • Cranes
  • Lighting Columns

How Does a UT Thickness Tester Work?

When you need to measure the thickness of a surface, whether corroded, coated or uncoated, you need a thickness measurement gauge. They work by sending a short pulse of high-frequency sound from the probe through the material you wish to measure. The device then waits for an echo to be received from the back wall, and uses this data to measure the material thickness. This is part of civil engineering testing equipment.

There are multiple measuring modes and two separate probes available to choose from, with each being ideal for certain applications. Multiple Echo, using three consecutive echoes, is the most reliable, with Echo-to-Echo, using two consecutive echoes being slightly less reliable, and Single Echo being the least reliable.

When choosing thickness gauges for civil engineering, it is important to purchase the right probe for the job. We supply ultrasonic twin crystal probes and ultrasonic single crystal probes. A twin probe has a face that is divided into two; transmitting and receiving, and it used with Single Echo or Echo-to-Echo modes. Single probes have one piezo-ceramic crystal that both sends and receives, and is used with Multiple Echo mode.

Why Choose Cygnus Instruments for Your Civil Engineering Testing Equipment?

When you are using a UT thickness tester in your civil engineering work, it is important to use the best devices on the market. At Cygnus Instruments, this is exactly what we provide as the pioneers of the digital multiple echo technique. This technique has long since been the industry standard for accurate measurement of material thickness, making us the premier manufacturers and suppliers.

When it comes to civil engineering testing equipment, it needs to be durable and reliable. A Cygnus device is designed to be robust and engineered to withstand the harshest environments. For a device that provides the most accurate measurements and lasts for years, we are the best choice.

We believe in an entirely application driven, user-focused approach, which is why we invest heavily in market research and product development. The industry is ever-changing, with users’ needs changing with it, requiring us to manufacture new devices in line with demand. This means you can always rely on us for all the latest civil engineering testing equipment.

As an ISO-9001 certified company, Cygnus Instruments are dedicated to providing high quality first and foremost. Additionally, we hold intrinsically safe certifications BASEEFA and CSA and are constantly being audited. This provides extra peace of mind when investing in Cygnus thickness gauges for civil engineering.

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For further information about our civil engineering testing equipment, please contact us today. You can call us on +1 410-267-9771, send an email to, or fill out our online form. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.