Civil Engineering Testing Equipment
There is a wide range of inspection demands within the scope of civil engineering and a list of structures that are regularly inspected includes:
- Communication masts
- Road sign gantries
- Lighting columns
- Playground equipment
- Railway infrastructure
- Fairground rides and entertainment attractions.
All are likely to undergo routine inspections for predictive maintenance to ensure any corrosion or wastage is detected as early as possible.
The Cygnus Multiple-Echo technique which is standard on all our thickness gauges will measure through coatings and display a verified reading of just the remaining metal thickness.
Where access to the inspection site is using ropes the Cygnus 2 or Cygnus 2 PLUS are useful as the display is situated on the end of the gauge housing. The Cygnus 2 PLUS model has the added flexibility of Echo-Echo and Single-Echo modes as well as the standard Multiple-Echo.
The Cygnus 4+ General Purpose has a large LCD display, the benefit of all three measuring modes and linear data logging for recording measurements.
See Weathering Steel for Highway Structures – Residual Steel Thickness Measurement Using Ultrasonic Gauges.
The Cygnus 2 Hands Free and Cygnus 2+ Hands Free gauge both have an end-mounted LCD display making them ideal for rope access inspections. They are supplied with a neck-strap so can be worn around the surveyors neck and the display viewed from above or the optional belt clip allows them to be attached to a harness.
- The Cygnus 2 measures using the Multiple-Echo technique, allowing it to read through coatings.
- The Cygnus 2 PLUS has Multiple-Echo plus can be used in Echo-Echo and Single-Echo modes.