Static & Dynamic tests

Overview

What does this system analyse?

All pole, column and mast structures up to a 30m height depending on the load (including portals), support structures, anchors and foundations can be tested for material strength, material fatigue, oscillatory behaviour and stability.

Non-destructive load testing - the directional and material-conserving application of test load uses partial pressure combined with the no-contact laser measuring technique, preventing collapse and canting of the structure.

Column types (examples) Materials
  • Lighting columns
  • Floodlighting columns
  • Light signal systems
  • Wooden poles
  • High masts
  • Support structures
  • Steel
  • Cast iron
  • Aluminium
  • Wood
  • Concrete

Static 3D Analysis

How the system works (click on each to enlarge)

Rei-Lux measurement apparatus is unobstrusive and highly mobile.

Examples of results and recommendations (click on each to enlarge)

Conclusion: Ideal result graph – 5 year insurance period, due to no material or foundation weaknesses Conclusion: Excessive ground movement – various remedial actions given, depending on movement recorded Conclusion: Material failure below ground level – column to be replaced within six months Conclusion: Crack formation in the door opening – column to be replaced within six months

Dynamic 3D Analysis

The Dynamic 3D analysis test measures the structural soundness of the pole above the 1.2M point where the static test finishes. Through the lasers and 3D Camera technology this analysis can show if any welds or attachments to the pole are a structural issue.

This information is determined using oscillation measurements and the resonance is viewed during and after the testing on site. Oscillation measurement on the structure is produced by applying a smaller load than the first static load (approx 30% less) to the structure at the same height of 1.2M. This load is then released and the resulting action creates an oscillation effect which is picked up by the laser and 3D camera software.

Rei-Lux then determine the result of the Dynamic 3D analysis test using data produced by the on-site computer. Please refer to examples below. (click on each to enlarge)
Conclusion (Static 3D Analysis): column base structurally sound Weak top section / Excessive column oscillation

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  • Tests are quick and accurate
  • Warranty of up to 5 years including liability insurance
  • Latest proven European technology
  • Asset Management: Money spent on unnecessary replacements and current inspections can be used elsewhere
  • Safe load testing : no chance of overloading structures

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