A human operator runs the robot over the surface of the bridge deck being inspected. The custom unit then uses its non-destructive technology and scans through the deck cover and it’s components. The unit scans and simultaneously collects data. The Bridge Condition Assessment Inspection collects data by identifying where the concrete deterioration is occurring, where the rebar might be failing and other possible failure points. The data is interpreted and used to create a rating assessment model for the inspectors to read.
This data can be used to evaluate current damage and even help estimate and prioritize repairs which will in turn help extend the service life and keep the public safe. The quantitative data presented and subsequent report is of course the main point of bridge deck inspections. And with BridgeScan® it can be efficiently accomplished.
The data collected can help the relevant departments direct budget to where it is needed rather than use it to completely repair the bridge or bride deck altogether. The life expectancy of the entire structure is essentially extended through early detection and fixation.
This level of accuracy and detail was more or less impossible to achieve through conventional subective methods. It was either too time consuming or completely inaccurate. But that is now a thing of the past with BridgeScan®.
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