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What is Concrete X-Ray and How Does It Work? The non-destructive application called concrete x-ray utilizes gamma or x-rays to come up with an image of a concrete’s interior in order to figure out and locate specific embedded objects that could cause harm or distraction in a project; some of the most common of these embedded objects include rebar, conduit, and post tension cables. For the most part, the source of the x-ray is either cobalt-60 or iridium-192, while there also are some instances in which they are generated through an x-ray tube. There also is a need for a detector, which in this case is either film or digital detector panel. While there can be multiple uses for concrete x-ray, the objective is literally the same, which is to reveal or learn what the contents of a concrete target is, but without the need to move, remove, or destroy it. The most commonly targeted concrete components are walls and suspended slabs that are to be subjected to renovation or retrofitting. For the most part, the walls or slabs made out of concrete are only a part of a much bigger structure.
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In reality, concrete x-ray is quite a revolutionary method because in the past, there was no other way to figure out what’s inside the concrete target than to cut through it. When it comes to cutting through rebar, there’s a possibility that the structure will be weakened, although there are so many times that it can be done due to certain structural tolerance. However, it’s not the same as cutting through post tension cables since there’s a bigger chance of causing a serious issue or irreparable damage to the structure. As a matter of fact, it no longer is deliberately used or performed these days. Also, cutting through conduit isn’t recommended as well because accidentally cutting it could result to safety issues, not to mention costly repairs.
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Today, concrete x-ray is preferred by structural engineers because it is the most effective way of figuring out if there are any hidden objects, more particularly dangers and hazards before any cutting procedure is done for a specific project. Even though some people believe that ground penetrating radar is the more practical and safer approach, the fact remains that concrete x-ray is still the one that produces more accurate and clearer images of the interior contents of a concrete target. Also, engineers love working with x-rays since they’re easier to translate or interpret. But there also is no denying that concrete x-ray is a bit pricier compared to ground penetrating radar, though the difference wouldn’t be that much in practical field applications.