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Concrete testing services

The Centre for Infrastructure Management has a wide range of capabilities for testing concrete. A brief of each test we perform is given below.

Aggregate Testing
• Speedy moisture test
• Sieve shakers
• Sieves
• Riffle Boxes

Fresh Concrete Workability Testing
• Slump test
• Flow table
• Compacting factor
• Vee-Bee Consistometer
• Air Entrainment Meter

Manufacture of Hardened Concrete Test Specimens
• 1.5m x 0.75m vibrating table
• Vibrating poker
• Steel moulds - range of sizes
• Concrete core drilling
• High alumina core capping equipment
• Reinforced steel bar bender
• Diamond blade concrete saw

Structural Testing
• Avery Denison 300kN compression test for cubes, cylinders and prisms
• Large Universal Test Frame (300kN)
• ESH Tension & Compression Test Frame (600kN)
• Proceq fully automated pull-off adhesion tester

Non-Destructive (NDT)
• PUNDIT - pulse velocity measurement
• Schmidt hammer test (Digital & Manual)
• Covermeters: Protovale CM5 & Protovale CM9
• Demec strain gauges - full range
• Vibrating wire strain gauges
• Low voltage digital transducers
• Temperature/humidity probes
• Ferroscan
• Thermal imaging

Data Loggers
• Eltek Squirrel 1000 series - ideal for temperature/humidity measurement
• Datataker Geologger DT615 - universal loggers

Who to Contact
For more information about concrete testing, please contact Dr Fin O'Flaherty and Dr Vincenzo Starinieri.

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