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PCTE team have an extensive background in concrete Non Destructive Testing (NDT). 30 years ago Frank Papworth was involved in assessing ultrasonic's and gamma ray backscatter as a means of detecting defects in concrete. He also worked as part of a team developing corrosion assessment methods for marine structures.

Techniques such as potentials, resistivities and polarization resistance were evaluated as part of the Concrete in the Oceans programme in the UK and published in “Tongue Sands Tower Survey” the report of a major seminar at the Institution of Engineers UK in 1980. The team under Frank Papworth developed the first “Potential Wheel” and concrete four probe resistivity equipment. Many of these techniques have become common place today. But PCTE are still at the forefront of concrete NDT. For example our MD Reuben Barnes has trained internationally on advanced NDT such as GPR and Impact Echo. He also has extensive field experience. Some concrete testing methods have been around for 30-50 years but have improved dramatically since the introduction of the PC: cover meter, Schmidt hammer (rebound hammer), potentials, polarisation resistance, moisture measurement, maturity. Other concrete testing methods are less than 10 years old and have only become viable since micro computers allowed rapid data collection and assessment (impact echo, impulse response, ground penetrating radar).

 

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All of these are commercial techniques that can be applied to give very useful information in construction and assessment of old structuresPCTE specialises in the sale and hire of testing equipment for construction materials. That includes field testing equipment (non-destructive testing equipment), for structures as well as metals, Ground Penetrating Radar (Concrete Scanning and Utility Location), Construction Material Laboratory test equipment as well as geotechnical and structural monitoring sensors. We supply a  range of equipment from around the world to offer you a one stop shop with all of the latest instruments and sensors. PCTE have a long history in the development and assessment of concrete testing equipment. Reuben heads the company from PCTE's Perth Head Office. He is supported by an expert team of sales staff in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. William Ward is our sales manager in NSW, he also manages our technical support and repair facility. Warren Villarosa is our newest member of staff. He is a Metal NDT specialist and also manages WA and SA sales. Stuart McCurdy and Michael Dubery are our sales managers in Melbourne and Brisbane respectively. They have a vast knowledge of the equipment and can provide ongoing customer support. Apart from sales and hire PCTE can arrange training courses for your staff, provide after sales support via phone or email and are always ready to advise on the best systems for your application.

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Melbourne

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Brisbane

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t (07) 3040 6166

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WA:

Perth (Head Office)

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