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Our innovative solutions help diagnose performance deficiencies in the early stage, eliminate time-consuming and labor-intensive repairs, and reduce the life cycle cost of the structure.
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Our solutions have successfully been implemented and tested in different infrastructure facilities, including: dams, bridges, nuclear plants, and water treatment facilities.
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FPrimeC Solutions is a knowledge-based company specialized in developing smart structural heath monitoring technologies for infrastructure facilities. Our smart technologies are meant to accurately identify and asses the damages and defects from corrosion. Our technology helps diagnose earlier, avoid premature failure of structures, and ensure improved performance of structures.
Advanced NDT methods for durability and structural evaluation.
Professional in corrosion investigation of bridge structures.
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Extreme weather conditions (extreme heat or cold, and humidity variations) can significantly alter the quality of concrete. In hot weather concreting, one should make sure that all the negative impacts of high ambient temperature are appropriately alleviated by taking the necessary precautions. In this article, we will review how hot weather temperatures can affect the[…]
Half Cell corrosion mapping is an effective method for assessing the severity of corrosion activity in concrete structures. It is the most well-known procedure to identify the likelihood of active corrosion; however, the test does not provide any information about the kinetics of corrosion activity. The easy and cost-effective procedure of the test makes it popular[…]
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) is an effective non-destructive testing (NDT) method for quality control of concrete materials, and detecting damages in structural components. The UPV methods have traditionally been used for the quality control of materials, mostly homogeneous materials such as metals and welded connections. With the recent advancement in transducer technology, the test has[…]
What is the future of bridge deck scanning? What is beyond traditional scanning methods such as chain dragging? This article briefly describes application of NDT methods for scanning concrete bridge decks. Regular monitoring and maintenance of concrete bridge decks is a challenging task. The Inspection and monitoring of concrete bridge decks using traditional chain dragging[…]
Acoustic Emission is referred to the radiation of acoustic waves in solids as a result of damage or any irreversible change in its internal structure. Acoustic emission monitoring is well-known for its application in structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure. Structural Health Monitoring Health monitoring is a process of implementing inspection, evaluation, reaction, re-inspection and re-evaluation in[…]
Structure inspection manuals such as the Ontario Structure Inspection Manual (OSIM) mostly emphasizes on the visual inspection and physical condition of bridge structures. The visual inspection methodology in this guideline consists of close up visual assessment of defects in the superstructure and substructure. This methodology is limited to inspection of elements that are at the arms[…]
Corrosion inspection of structural anchor bolts can be quite challenging. The reason is that access to these buried elements is often very difficult. The visible part of the bolt is usually in poor quality, and mechanical tests such as pull-out is not an option. Non-destructive ultrasonic testing of anchor bolts provide a very good method[…]
Taking core samples from concrete structures is required for comprehensive assessment of durability and structural performance of the structure. The compression test on core samples is known as the most reliable method for assessing the compressive strength and a means of quality control. The procedure for taking core samples and testing them has been standardized[…]
The use of electrical resistivity method for quality control and evaluation of concrete durability is becoming very popular among scholars and engineers. The measurement of electrical resistivity of concrete provides useful information about the microstructure of concrete material. The test procedure has since been standardized by AASHTO TP 95. This method is adapted by several Department of Transportation[…]
This articles reviews some of the most accepted and widely used nondestructive tests of thickness measurement for concrete elements. Thickness measurement can be of interest for engineers and technicians involved in the assessment of existing concrete elements, such as slabs, foundations, or pavements, or as a means of quality control (QA) in the construction of[…]