Innovation in Site Concrete Testing

Have you ever needed to quickly assess the strength of concrete on site, and then found that there isn’t an instant and reliable way to do it?

Well, thanks to some research, help may soon be at hand, as an innovative piece of equipment has been developed by Surrey University.

It applies a technique called Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Relaxometry, similar to a MRI scan in the medical world.

A prototype scanner has now been built and Osborne is looking to test this, on site soon.

Recently, further research has been performed by MR Solutions with the support of Innovate UK funding and input from the construction industry, including Osborne.

A spokeswoman for Surrey University said: “We are looking forward to collaborating with Osborne. Their help with concrete in-situ testing will be invaluable to further development of the equipment and its ability to measure concrete properties.”