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Remote Concrete Crack Inspection

System

IPC Concrete Crack Testing &


Bridge Inspection Services
A Non Destructive Testing Company
www.Infrastructurepc.com

Infrastructure Preservation Corporation


561.972.8770
USA
IPC Corporation

Remote Concrete Crack Inspection


Service

IPC Concrete Crack Testing &


Bridge Inspection Services
A Non Destructive Testing Company
www.Infrastructurepc.com

Infrastructure Preservation Corporation


561.972.8770
USA
IPC Corporation

IPC Infrastructure Preservation Corpo


ration
Foundation:

March, 1995

Offices

Clearwater, Florida

Website:

http://infrastructurepc.com

Services:
Inspections of concrete structures
- Crack measurement using our own technology, IPC,
- Exterior wall diagnosis using IPC Crack Testing
- Concrete scanning, Testing & Monitoring
Bridge Inspections
- Bridge Deck & Approach way, Custom GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar)
- Concrete Crack Testing CrackScan
- Abutment Testing
- Concrete Slab Testing
- Post Tension Cable Assessment using IPCs TendonScan
- CableStay Scanning using IPCs CableStayScan
- ColumnScan using IPCs ColumnScan
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Bridge Collapses
Caused by Concrete Deterioration
TheI-35W Mississippi River
in Minneapolis,Minnesota,USA
on Aug 1st, 2007.
13 people died.

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The Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo


Expressway in Yamanashi
Prefecture, Japan
A ceiling panel fell down
on Dec 2nd, 2012.
9 people died.

Bridge Collapses

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Concrete Crack Testing


For Preventive Maintenance
Accurate Regular
Inspection

Appropriate Precaution
against the Aging of
Structures
Prevent Future
Tragedies

Save Future Repair


Mianus River Bridge
Costs
Collapse
in 1983
A crack is a sign of concrete damage /
Developing cracks
are a common phenomenon during the ageing
structural
problems.
process of deterioration.

Cracks are easy to inspect with IPC and the cause of the defects can be
identified.
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The future progression of damages can be analyzed by monitoring

Current Conventional
Method of Crack Inspection
Plan/Preparation
Assembling
scaffolds
Visual Inspection
Sketching

CAD data from the


sketch
Figure/Product

Sketching by
hand
Using scaffolds or a
boom-lift
to approach cracks

Inadequate accuracy; Difficult to track


cracks changes
Additional costs for approaching
Dangerous
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Measuring cracks from a distance


Minimum measurable crack
width
by distance
Measure Cracks from
1000 Feet Away!
Measure Crack Widths from
.0002inch
0.007inch-wide cracks are
measurable
from up to 1,800 Feet away.

Remotely measure width, shape and position


al coordinates of cracks. X, Y and Z Axis.
Non Destructive Testing NDT & Non Destructive Evaluation NDE
Company!
561-972-8770
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Monitoring the changes of the crack

* Crack Testing with IPCs Concrete Crack Testing System allows you to
monitor Crack Changes Over Time.
* Easily Find Cracks by their X, Y and Z Coordinates.
* Helps to manage ongoing maintenance of the asset.
* Saves money over conventional methods used today.
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Monitoring the changes of the crack

Longer and

New Cracks

Length: 7.874inch
thicker
13.39inch
Width: 0.0039inch
0.984inch

Color coordinated crack maps show new cracks and crack


progression over time.
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Comparison with Conventional Method


Conventional
Method
Plan/Preparation
Assembling
scaffolds

IPC
Plan/Preparation

Using IPC

Visual Inspection
Sketching

Remote
measurement
using IPC

CAD data from the


sketch

Automatically draws
figures

Figure/Product

Crack Sizes/Crack
Widths
Crack Positioning

The result of a demonstration inspection resulted in a cost savings of


over 34.5% with results being over 7 times more accurate. Manually
tested resulted in zero crack of the mandatory size to be recorded. With
Infrastructure Preservation Corporations IPCs
Concrete
Testing
System 7 cracks were detected and recorded and many more
approaching that minimum size.
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Case Studies
Tunnel

Bridge
Inspection

Our Crack Testing


System has been
used in more than
500 sites

Building
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Dam
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Bridge Inspection
No lane Closures required.
No boom trucks required.

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Tunnels
3D

Repair
panels

Repair
panels

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Dams

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Sample Drawing

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Applied Use (IPC & Pictures)


Digital pictures

Bridge Inspection
Superimposition

Measurements by IPC

Bridge Inspection
Concrete Crack Testing
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USA, Nevada

Bridge Inspection - No lane closures or boom trucks required!


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USA, Florida

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Crack Testing Results

More accurate, better public safety, less expensive than current


methods!
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Concrete Crack Testing Syste


m

Find out more about our Concrete Testing Services here Concrete Testing!
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Infrastructure Preservation Corporatio


n
561-972-8770
13131 56 th Court Suite 301
Clearwater, Fl. 33760
www.Infrastructurepc.com
A Non Destructive Testing Company
IPC Corporation