AIG Instruments executed pile integrity tests using sonic and ultrasonic methods for the La Guaira port expantion project, La Guaira, Vargas State.

Since 2012 AIG instruments has the labor of determining the integrity of 465 piles using the PET sonic test and 140 using ultrasonic crosshole type test in the La Guaira Port expansion project. The continuity and possible anomalies in the piles is tested. For each evaluated pile, the reflectogram and graphic is shown, using the latest technology. The advantages of using the sonic test are that one can obtain information about: Pile length, outside materials intruded, fractures orthogonal to the axis, section change in the pile.

By Ing. Dionisio González

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