Thermography is simply a type of imaging technology that visualizes the analysis of temperature differences across objects and surfaces. It is widely used in various fields such as building inspections, industrial maintenance, energy monitoring, medicine, and more. At the core of this technology lies the thermal camera, which is an essential tool for capturing and interpreting thermal images.
If you are a handyman of any level, there is a good chance that you need to know how to do concrete drilling or masonry at some point. Whether it’s mounting shelves on a cinder block garage wall, installing a planter on a brick veneer or stucco, or mounting exterior lighting on a stone, you’ll need to know how to drill concrete.
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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-destructive geophysical technique based on the propagation and reflection of electromagnetic waves from 20 MHz to 3 GHz. It is sensitive to changes in the electromagnetic properties of the medium (permittivity, conductivity and magnetic susceptibility). Investigations are usually carried out by moving the antenna on the surface, with or without contact with the ground. Measurements are taken at regular intervals, which allows a quick image of the basement structure.
Ground Entrance (RPS) or Ground Entering Radar (GPR) first appeared around the turn of the twentieth century, where they were used as non-destructive devices in photographing soil and storm cellars. This framework’s first application occured in 1910, when it was used to locate buried targets – and it has evolved since then! Fast forward to the 1970s, ground radar saw a fast rise within the military space, particularly in the discovery of anti-personnel mines.
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Corrosion can be one of the greatest threats to the longevity of equipment. Without proper monitoring, large industrial assets such as power lines or pipelines can wear out slowly due to corrosion, causing leaks or failures and contributing to poor performance and reliability. In extreme cases, if corrosion is not monitored, it can result in complete equipment failure, posing risks to personnel safety, huge equipment costs and subsequent environmental damage.
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GPR, or ground-penetrating radar, uses radio waves to capture images of embedded objects. It is a non-intrusive detection method that allows technicians to locate underground utilities and other objects such as live wires, post-tension cables, utilities, conduits, pipes, and voids. By identifying such objects before excavating, one can avoid potential damage and the associated safety risks and cost burdens. The all-important question is, is GPR effective? In short, yes, it is highly effective. Let’s explore how GPR can profoundly benefit your project.
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Corrosion, although invisible to the naked eye in its early stages, is a latent threat that can undermine the durability and safety of infrastructure and materials. It not only threatens physical integrity, but also has a considerable economic cost for businesses and society.
While corrosion is a natural and unavoidable phenomenon, its detection and proactive management have become a priority, especially in regions like Quebec, where extreme climatic variations accentuate its impact.
In this article, we delve into the complex world of corrosion, its effects, and the crucial importance of professional detection in countering its devastating effects.
What Is Corrosion?
Corrosion is the destruction or deterioration of a material due to a reaction with its environment. The term can refer to a process or to the damage caused by such a process.
Although different types of material are affected by corrosion, iron is the most common victim. When iron is exposed to oxygen and water, the result is a red iron oxide commonly known as rust. Continue reading “The Importance of Corrosion Detection”
GPR, or ground-penetrating radar, is a highly effective detection method with a host of benefits and applications. If you are using it for the first time, however, you may have some reservations. In this article, we will explore some of the common concerns about GPR.
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When it comes to analyzing objects embedded in concrete structures, there are a number of methods. Of all these methods, however, ground-penetrating radar is by far the most effective. In this article, we will explore the importance of using GPR before drilling into concrete.
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If you are building a new office, you should get an underground duct detection system. It gives you a rough idea of how easy or difficult it is to carry out a particular project in that area.
Using the most advanced technology available (GPR), it shows a colour-coded map of the area. This reduces the burden of huge excavations and simplifies your work. It is highly recommended to use the GPR for underground infrastructure detection, whether it is a large or small project.
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