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Robotic Inspection Systems for the

Transportation Industry

Infrastructure Preservation Corporation

A Robotic Non Destructive Testing Company


IPC Corporation
IPC Corporation
Foundation: March, 1995
Offices Clearwater, Florida
Website: http://infrastructurepc.com

Bridge Inspections
- Post Tension Cable Assessment using IPCs TendonScan (Patent)
- CableStay Scanning using IPCs CableStayScan (Patent)
- ColumnScan using IPCs ColumnScan (Patent Pending)
- Concrete Crack Testing CrackScan (Patent being drawn)
- Bridge Deck & Approach way, Custom GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar)
- Abutment Testing
- Concrete Slab Testing
Inspections of concrete structures
- Crack measurement using our own technology, IPC,
- Exterior wall diagnosis using IPC Crack Testing
- Concrete scanning, Testing & Monitoring

High Mast Light Pole Inspections

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How it is done today visually
Inspecting with IPCs
with a flashlight.
TendonScan TendonScan
Robotic Tendon
Post Tension Cables are the threaded steel and grout inspection device
cables that hold up our brides and segmental roadways.

There are approximately 126,000 segmental bridges in the U.S.

and millions of miles of segmental roads. The estimated market
for the bridge segment at $60,000 (very light) per bridge is $7.6
billion dollars. The segmental roadways market are similar in
value to the bridge segment.

A government study showed that is tis impossible to assess the

elements of the cable visually.

How are they inspected Today

Visually with a flashlight
Boom Trucks & Scaffolds for segmental structures
Banging on tendons with a hammer

How does IPC inspect them.

Patented device that peers through concrete and
Data transmitted wirelessly to a laptop that
pinpoints problem areas.
A problem with a tendon can be a pre-cursor for disaster.
IPCs TendonScan allows for:
MRI like scan of entire tendon interior.
No guesswork.
No further damage by boring holes in suspect areas.
No Boom Trucks or lane closures.
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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


0.007inch-wide cracks are measurable

from up to 1,800 Feet away.

Remotely measure width, shape and positional

coordinates of cracks. X, Y and Z Axis.
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Comparison with Conventional Method
Conventional Method IPC

Assembling scaffolds
Using IPC
Visual Inspection Remote measurement
Sketching using IPC

CAD data from the sketch Automatically draws figures

Shows 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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CableStay Inspection System
No Lane Closures.
No Boom Trucks
Daytime Inspections Vs Night.
Inspects entire cable vs 3 sides.
Maintains progression over time.
No Risk To Human Life

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IPCs robotic HMLP Inspection System.
No Lane Closures, telescopes or binoculars required
Inspects 100% of the pole surface, seams and luminaries.
Stores problem areas to record deterioration progression over time.
Inspector Safety is enhanced.
200% more effective than a binocular inspection from a safe distance.

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High Mast Light Pole Inspection System


Concrete Crack Inspection System


Find out more about our Concrete Testing Services here Concrete Testing!
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Inspection Service Estimated Market

1 PoleScanTM $600 Million (IPC Patent)

23 $7.6 Billion (IPC Patent)
4 BridgeScanTM $3.8 Billion
5 AerialScanTM Market too new to estimate
6 Concrete Crack Testing New To Market

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Non Destructive Inspection Services
IPC is initially focusing on its following eight advance nondestructive inspection services for a national

1. PoleScan is a testing instrument that ascends and descends High Mast Light Pole (HMLP).This
is patented technology for the exclusive use of inspecting HMLP. IPC received a $465,000 contract
to inspect 1,550 HMLPs at $300 per pole in two of the seven DOT districts in Florida which
represents approximately 3% of the HMLPs in Florida. Floridas HMLP count is estimated at 45,000
poles and approximately 2 million poles in the contiguous States. At the current contract price of
$300 per pole it is estimated that the national HMLP market is $600 million.

2. TendonScan is the first testing equipment of its kind to perform MRI like inspections of post-
tensioned tendons of large segmental bridges. There is no 'off-the-shelf' equipment available today
nor will there be in the foreseeable future that can perform these types of inspections. As a result,
IPC is experiencing great demand for this service, a demand that will increase exponentially both
domestically and internationally. There are approximately 126,000 segmental bridges in the U.S.
and millions of miles of segmental roads. The estimated market for this service at $60,000 to
$120,000 per bridge is $7.6 billion dollars. The segmental roadways of the market are similar in
value to the bridge segmental segment.

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3. CableScan is the first testing equipment of its kind to perform MRI like inspections of cable stays
of large segmental bridge structures like the yellow cables on the Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg.
There are thousands of cable stay/suspension bridges in the world with inspection costs ranging from
$45,000 to $240,000 per bridge.

4. BridgeScan is IPCs routine Bridge Condition Assessment Inspection system that locates and
quantifies concrete deterioration within a bridge. The nation's transportation infrastructure is rapidly
aging. The majority of U.S. bridges, dams, levees and other water control structures are either in their
last 20 to 30 years of their designed service life, or are nearing the end of their service life. There are
601,000 bridges in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA)
National Bridge Inventory System throughout the United States. Conservatively estimating the routine
bridge inspection market alone using the lower inspection average price point of $8,000 per bridge, the
yearly reoccurring inspection revenues for this market is estimated at $3.8 billion dollars. After adding
potential tens of thousands of water control structures, access and exit ramps to bridges, multi-level
parking garages, airport runways, multi-level high-rise building structures, and virtually any other
structure constructed of concrete or steel, the U.S. market for NDT testing services is estimated to be
$25 billion dollars. If IPC were to capture 10% of the U.S. bridge inspection market alone that would
yield IPC $380 million dollars in by-yearly reoccurring revenues.

5. AerialScan is a drone inspection system designed to perform concrete deterioration

assessments and HD video inspections of high profile structures; bridges, communication towers,
utility towers, dams, levees, and other structures that require climbing during inspection. It utilizes multi
spectral infrared technology that locates and quantifies concrete deterioration. These structures are
currently being inspected by inspectors that climb and repel along the structure putting their life at risk.
In addition, there are sections of the bridge/structures that are not accessible by these inspectors.
IPCs AerialScan drone inspection system can perform inspections of entire structures in half the
time of existing services.

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6. CableView is patented robotic technology and the first testing equipment of its kind to perform
HD video inspections of bridge cablestays. Today, cablestays are inspected by closing traffic, putting a
200 foot crane on the bridge with an inspector being hoisted up and down the stays at night.
CableView can inspect the stays without closing traffic, during the day and without putting an
inspectors life at risk. CableView can inspect these bridges for the same costs the DOTs are
spending today.

7. ColumnScan is patented robotic technology and the first testing equipment of its kind to perform HD
video inspections with multi-spectrum infrared technology to inspect the interior of bridge columns. Today,
columns are inspected by lowering an inspector into a confine space from another confine space. The inspector
is lowered into the column with a breading apparatus, a flashlight and a camera. ColumnScan can perform
these inspections with full HD video and infrared technology to locate concrete deterioration without lowering
an inspector and putting life at risk. ColumnScan can inspect these bridges for the same costs the DOTs are
spending today.

8. CrackScan is an inspection system that locates and measures cracks in concrete structures using a laser
light from a distance of up to 300 feet. Today, crack inspections are performed by closing traffic and putting an
inspector in a bucket truck raised up 40 to 60 feet to the underside of a bridge. The inspector is moved along
the bottom of the bridge with a plastic measuring plate looking for cracks. CrackScan can sit on a tripod on the
side of the bridge, without closing traffic, and scan the underside of the bridge measuring cracks using
precision laser light without putting an inspectors life in danger. CrackScan can inspect these bridges for the
same costs the DOTs are spending today with increased accuracy.
For more information see http://www.infrastructurepc.com

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Secondary Markets

The following sub-segments are not in the bridge/road markets but rather in the infrastructure support and
railroad markets. The following are the sub-segmental markets that IPC will pursue with their same equipment
and methodology as they arise:

1.Railroad industry: Inspecting rail integrity, ballast, base and sub-base densities.
2.Public Works Departments: Surface inspections of underground water and sewer
systems for damage/leakage without digging.
3.Damage (Forensic) Assessments: Inspections of any steel or concrete structure that has been damaged by
impact, fire or structures showing cracking due to loss or unbalanced of load bearing ability.
4.Utility Companies: Inspecting deterioration in concrete/steel line towers, poles, foundations, and other
support structures.
5.Water Control Structures: Inspecting dams, levees, gates, and any other structure that controls water flow.
6.Military and Commercial Ships: Inspecting loss of section (steel corrosion) within steel hulls and bearing
7.Public and private Buildings: Identifying concrete and steel deterioration within public and private buildings.
As we grow, we may consider expert personnel to head each of these segmental markets.

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Infrastructure Preservation Corporation

13131 56th Court Suite 301

Clearwater, Fl. 33760
A Robotic Non Destructive Testing Company

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