Thermal Aggregator (TAG) and Thermal Acquisition Port (TAP-Edge)

 

Thermal Aggregator (TAG) and Thermal Acquisition Port (TAP-Edge) Units 

TAG and TAP-Edge units provide Cloud-enabled capabilities for the Thermal Integrity Profiler (TIP). Advantages include:

  • Provides real time data collection via the Cloud
  • Allows engineer, designer, and contractor to evaluate data from any location
  • Saves construction time and money with early shaft evaluation

 

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Thermal Integrity Profiling with Thermal Aggregator (TAG) and Thermal Acquisition Port (TAP-Edge) Data Collection

Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP) is an award-winning technology that utilizes heat generated by curing of concrete to assess the integrity and quality of drilled shafts, augured cast in place (ACIP) piles and other concrete foundations. The critical time for recording TIP data occurs during the hydration process, until peak concrete temperature is reached. Temperatures should be recorded at a minimum time of half peak and again at peak. PDI’s TAG units can be used to collect TIP data from multiple TAP Edge (Thermal Acquisition Port) boxes attached to a foundation, sending the data via a cellular modem to the Cloud. The TAG allows engineers, designers and the contractor to see the data all at once, in real time, from any location.

Innovative Data Collection

TIP data is collected by the Thermal Wire® Cable system which includes cables fitted with digital thermal sensors spaced along the cable length and TAP Edges. The Thermal Wire cables are attached to the reinforcing cage prior to concreting. In general, one cable is installed per each 305 mm (one foot) of shaft diameter. A TAP Edge is connected to each Thermal Wire cable, and automatically samples data from that cable at user selected time intervals, typically every 15 minutes. Temperatures obtained throughout the concrete curing process are saved in each TAP Edge, and may be viewed at any time, via the TAG data upload to the Cloud, once data collection begins. The expected temperature at any location is dependent on the shaft diameter, mix design, time of measurement and distance to the center of the shaft.

 

Thermal Integrity Profiler with TAG and TAP-Edge Specifications

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Main Unit

Physical
Size: 272 mm X 212 mm X 60 mm (10.7 in x 8.3 in x 2.4 in)
Weight: 2.04 Kg (4.5 lbs.)
Sunlight readable VGA color display for any lighting conditions, resolution 640 pixels x 480 pixels
Screen size: 21.3 cm (8.4 in)
Temperature Range: Operating: -20 º C to 40º C (4 º F to 104 º F); Storage: -30 º C to 65º C (-22 º F to 149 º F)
Powered by Internal Battery (10-hour duration)
Data Storage: Built in 32 GB drive minimum
Data Retrieval: USB port or WiFi
Microsoft Windows® 10 Operating System

Thermal Acquisition Port for Wires (TAP)

Size: 133 mm X 102 mm X 57 mm (5.2 in x 4 in x 2.2 in)
Weight: 766 g (1.7 lbs.)
Temperature Range: Operating: -20 ° C to 65 ° C (4 º F to 149 º F); Storage -40 ° C to 85 ° C (-40 º F to 185 º F)
Contains 1 installed Li-Ion battery or 0.64 grams ELC
Internal Battery (28-day duration)
Sampling frequency: user programmable, defaulted to once every 15 minutes
Hangs from reinforcement cage; may be bolted to cage for security
Water Resistant

Thermal Acquisition Port with cloud access for Wires (TAP-Edge)

Size: 114 mm X 65 mm X 41 mm (4.5 in x 2.6in x 1.6 in)
Weight: 400 g (0.9 lbs.)
Temperature Range: Operating: -20 ° C to 65 ° C (4 º F to 149 º F); Storage -40 ° C to 85 ° C (-40 º F to 185 º F)
Contains 2 installed Li-Ion battery (14.8 W Hrs.)
Internal Battery (20-day duration)
Sampling frequency: user programmable, defaulted to once every 15 minutes
Hangs from reinforcement cage; may be bolted to cage for security
Water Resistant

Thermal Aggregator for Wires (TAG)

Size: 160 mm X 80 mm X 57 mm (6.3 in x 3.2 in x 2.2 in)
Weight: 540 g (1.2 lbs.)
Temperature Range: Operating: -20 ° C to 65 ° C (4 º F to 149 º F); Storage -40 ° C to 85 ° C (-40 º F to 185 º F)
Contains 2 installed Li-Ion battery (22.2 W Hrs.)
Internal Battery (10-day duration)
Sampling frequency: user programmable, defaulted to once every 15 minutes
Hangs from reinforcement cage; may be bolted to cage for security
Water Resistant

Thermal Wire Tester Box for Wires

Size: 133 mm X 102 mm X 57 mm (5.2 in x 4 in x 2.2 in)
Weight: 766 g (1.7 lbs.)
Temperature Range: Operating: -20 ° C to 65 ° C (4 º F to 149 º F); Storage -40 ° C to 85 ° C (-40 º F to 185 º F)
Contains 1 installed Li-Ion battery or 0.64 grams ELC
Internal Battery (28-day duration)
LCD Display Screen
Adapter cable included for splice cables; ADAPTOR CABLE REQUIRED FOR SPLICE CABLES
DOES NOT STORE DATA

Thermal Wire® cables

Sensor type: digital
Furnished in rolls of length starting at 6 m (20 ft) with length increments of 1.5 m (5 ft).
Sensor spacing: 305 mm (12 in)
Sensor operating temperature: up to 105°C
Sensor Accuracy: ± 0.5ºC (± 0.9°F)
Splicing: multi segment cables available upon request – featuring quick-connect

Thermal Acquisition Port for Probes (TAPP)

Size: 114 mm x 133 mm x 57 mm (4.5 in x 5.2 in x 2.2 in)
Weight: 822 g (1.8 lbs)
Temperature Range: Operating: -20 ° C to 65 ° C (4 º F to 149 º F); Storage -40 ° C to 85 ° C (-40 º F to 185 º F)
Internal Battery (8-hour duration)
Contains 2 installed Li-Ion batteries (1.28 grams ELC)
Sampling frequency: once per second, or as a function of depth (user input)
Water Resistant

Probe

Sensor type: infrared (four orthogonal sensors)
Size: 130 mm x 30 mm (5.1 in x 1.2 in)
Weight (Probe): 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
Cable length: 60 m or 100 m (200 ft or 332 ft)
Weight (60 m Cable): 3.3 kg (7.4 lbs.)
Weight (100 m Cable): 8 kg (17.6 lbs.)
Sensor operating temperature: up to 105 ° C (221 º F)
Removable sensor head
Water resistant

Depth Measurement Unit

Type: Rotary Encoder
Resolution: 2.5 mm (0.1 in)

Other

Soft carrying case
Full one-year warranty
Operates in English or Metric units
Technical manual provided in PDF form on a USB drive