We provide high quality engineering services to the owners and managers of infrastructure facilities to understand the condition of their assets, and what they can expect in the future. Our testing innovations and technologies are backed up by our great mathematical toolboxes for improved service life design, and maintenance. Our engineering services ensure minimum intervention to the structure, with minimal effect on the environment.

 


 

Non-destructive Evaluation of Concrete at Portlands Energy Centre

Toronto, ON

 

Assignment
cracking and delamination was observed on the concrete foundation of a gas turbine generator, during the routine inspection. The concrete structure sits over a mat concrete foundation and supports the generator. The structure is located in the Portlands Energy Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada 

Our role
FPrimeC Solutions was engaged by Portlands Energy Centre to perform non-destructive evaluation of concrete. The evaluation involved using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV), and Rebound Hammer, and Half-Cell potential in order to study the condition of concrete foundation. 


 

Non-destructive Evaluation of Concrete Strength at OPG Darlington Nuclear

Bowmanville, ON

 

Assignment
The main objective of the assignment was to conduct non-destructive tests on a concrete slab to evaluate the compressive strength on-site. The structure under construction was located at the Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Darlington Nuclear site. 

Our role
FPrimeC Solutions was engaged by SNC-Lavalin Nuclear  and Aecon Industrial - Central Canada to perform non-destructive evaluation of concrete. The evaluation involved using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV), and Rebound Hammer in order to identify potential weak points, and predict the compressive strength of concrete over 400 square meter slab. 


 

Non-destructive Evaluation of Concrete at OPG Darlington Nuclear

Bowmanville, ON

 

Assignment
Non-destructive testing of concrete to verify the quality of concrete at the Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Darlington Nuclear site. The project involved testing concrete for potential damages and defects during construction. 

Our role
FPrimeC Solutions was engaged by Aecon Constructors Canada to perform non-destructive evaluation of concrete. The evaluation involved using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV), Ultrasnoic Pulse Echo (UPE), and Rebound Hammer in order to identify potential weak points that might put the safety of structure at risk. 


 

Nondestructive Evaluation of Trunk Sewer

Ottawa, ON

 

 

Assignment
Non-destructive testing of concrete to verify the quality of concrete in Trunk Sewer at the Ottawa-West Nepean Collector (City of Ottawa). The main goal of the project was to assess the quality of concrete in the trunk sewer, and evaluate the thickness of concrete lining in 400 long trunk sewer. 

Our role
FPrimeC Solutions was engaged by Andrews Engineer to perform non-destructive evaluation of concrete. Based on the existing condition of the trunk sewer, and after review of the exposure, FPrimeC proposed the use of Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV), Ultrasonic Pulse Echo (UPE), and Surface Electrical Resistivity (ER) to evaluate the quality along the trunk sewer. The test plan was designed such that the test equipment could be easily mobilized in the confined space. Test locations were identified and the test surface was prepared.  Test results from the field investigation was used to evaluate the variations of concrete quality, and concrete lining thickness.  


 

Concrete Inspection at Chesterville Dam

Chesterville, ON

 

Assignment
The Chesterville Dam was built in 1978 and it controls a drainage area of 1,050 km2. The dam consists of a six-bay, reinforced concrete structure. Concrete damage was noted by the owners (South Nation Conservation Authority-SNC), around the automatic gate, bays, and the deck slab. The goal of the project was to inspect concrete, and prepare prioritized recommendation and associated costs. 

Our role
FPrimeC Solutions engineers conducted a detailed element by element visual inspection in order to identify any material defects, performance deficiencies, and maintenance needs. The test plan involved close-up inspection of structural elements, including the wing walls, bays, concrete slab (top), and the bays. The damaged area in the vicinity of the automatic gate was also inspected. The cracks were marked where possible, and the width were printed next to the crack. 


 

Concrete Evaluation of GO 10.67 Thickson Rd. Bridge

Whitby, ON

 

Assignment
The GO 10.67 Thickson Rd. bridge was constructed in 1992, and consists of a reinforced concrete slab, supported over two vertical piers and the abutments. Inclined cracks (likely to be due to excessive shear force) were observed on the north face of the slab, right above the abutments. There was no physical access to the southern face of the concrete slab, as it is confined by the older CN Bridge. The client (Veresk Inc. and Go Transit) was interested to evaluate the condition of cracks in the deck slab along the abutment.

Our role
FPrimeC Solutions engineers designed and performed an advanced NDE to identify the quality of concrete in the vicinity of abutments. P-Wave seismic tomography and GPR scanning were used to evaluate the condition. Impact-Echo was conducted to study the depth of existing cracks in the abutments.