Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) testing is used to determine the integrity of structural concrete.

  • Relative velocity measurement to check for voiding, cracking, or other defects
  • Can be used on concrete or stone members up to 25 feet thick
  • 2-sided access for direct testing

The UPV method can also be used on structural elements to provide an indication of material quality.

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity UPV, Olson Engineering

Applicable On:

Elevated Slabs

Beams

Columns

Members with Two-Sided Access 

Test For:

Voids

Honeycomb

Cracks

Delaminations

Strength of Early Age Concrete

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity UPV, Olson Engineering
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity UPV, Olson Engineering
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity UPV, Olson Engineering

The UPV System

Quality Assurance

Determine the integrity of structural concrete

Diagnose Defects

Identify and map voids, honeycomb, cracks, delaminations, and other damage

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity UPV, Olson Engineering
Testing Options

The two surfaces used for testing can either be a direct transmission, semi-direct transmission, or an indirect transmission

Test New Pours

The UPV system can predict the strength of early age concrete

Variety of Materials

Test on concrete, wood, masonry, stone, ceramics, and metal materials