What are the minimum and maximum shaft diameter and length that can be tested with the TIP™? Can augercast piles be evaluated?

There is not a minimum or maximum limit to the diameter of shaft that can be tested. The minimum size of the shaft is only a concern if there are test time constraints. Small diameter shafts or augercast piles need tested soon after casting. For very small diameter elements, such as soil nails where the diameter might be 6 inches (152mm), the Thermal Wire® cables will need additional sensors along the length (one sensor placed every 6 inches (152mm) to accurately evaluate the element.

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