Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Foundations

    Portlands Energy Centre | Toronto, ON | Apr 2017

    FPrimeC Solutions was engaged by Portlands Energy Centre to perform Non-Destructive Evaluation and Testing (NDE/NDT) of concrete foundation supporting massive gas turbine generators in the PEC generating station in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

    The Problem
    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 client was interested to evaluate the condition of cracking, and the effects on structural performance of the foundation.

    NDT/NDE Inspection
    FPrimeC conducted a detail Visual Inspection to identify visible cracks on concrete surface. The evaluation was followed by Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV), and Rebound Hammer to study the current state of the cracks, and the effect on the performance of the foundation.