The TECO time domain system by Testconsult is used for checking the integrity of concrete piled foundations.
Using solid state memory the equipment is built for security of data and speed of operation. With a rugged yet lightweight casing, backlit LCD screen and waterproof connectors the TECO unit is easy to transport and can be used in inclement weathers.
A user friendly menu system guides the operator and displays data in an easy to follow format. Data is transferred to the windows based TEAP analysis software through a USB interface.
The site unit can measure pile length and provides the operators with a choice of filters to suit the application. This versatile system can be used to test pre-cast concrete, cast-in-place concrete and timber piles of most dimensions.
Download Testconsult's TECO product data sheet
Benefits of the TECO pile integrity system:
- Lightweight and rugged design
- Operates for up to 8 hours on full charge
- Backlit LCD screen for working in dark environments
- Storage for over 700 results
- User friendly software
- Compliant with ASTM D5882
- Testconsult complete testing package available
All of our equipment is supplied fully calibrated to UK national standards.
|TECO system specifications|
|Features||Single channel hand held spectrum analyser
Daylight viewable screen
Tactile large keys for operating with gloves
Low power with long battery life
Flash memory for instant start up and power down
On-site length measurement
Rugged lightweight unit with waterproof connectors
Up-gradable to twin channel TDR2 system
|Keypad||Sealed, colour coded and full alphanumeric keypad, tactile and audio feedback|
|Operating temperature||0°C to +50°C|
|Screen||Monochrome LCD transflective with backlight
Contrast keypad adjustable, backlit display with auto-off, 122mm x 70mm with protective screen cover
|Acquisition||1 channel, 16 bit acquisition at 25KHz sample rate
Pre-trigger, auto-ranging gain feature
|Frequency range||0Hz to 5000Hz|
|Storage||700+ results, including 3 data sets per pile with full header information including site, pile no, diameter, operator, transducers and date/time stamp|
|Numbering||Manual or auto numbering|
|Signal polarity||Positive or negative|
|Display||Velocity v time
Integrated output from accelerometer in time domain, auto vertical scale
User defined horizontal scale in depth m
|Filtering||Slow, medium or fast filters to suit depth measurement|
|Signal velocity||Default 4000m/sec, but can be user defined|
|Accuracy||Time domain: ±0.5%
|Power||Battery: 1.2V NiMH rechargeable AA cells
Battery indicator and user defined auto power off
|Battery life||8 hours + operation on full charge|
|Charge time||Approx 6 hours|
|Charging||External wall plug-in charger for 100/110/250VAC inputs (trickle charge)
External cigar plug-in charger for 12VDC inputs (fast charge)
|Dimensions||L 218mm x W 187mm x D55mm|
|Type||Non-instrumented with fibre glass handle and hard/soft tips|
|Type||ICP type with military type IP65 connector and cable|
The TEAP2012 software is supplied as standard and provides an easy to use platform for analysing test results and producing reports. The software can tabulate the data and present all response curves either individually or up to 8 test results per page for comparison.
Response curves can be filtered and exponentially amplified to help detect weak responses from depth and signal polarity can be reversed to suit the users' preference.
Piles are tabulated and automatically stored into numerical order. The test results can then be accessed directly from the table.
The user is able to define what variables to include in report tables select different concrete velocities and save commonly used interpretations. Overall site comments can be included with the table and the user's company logo can be stamped on each page.
The print menu enables 4 or 8 plots per page to be presented and depth scales to be normalised.