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Kennards Hire adds new Elcometer concrete cover meter to equipment hire range

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article image Elcometer concrete cover meter measures the thickness of concrete cover of both stainless steel rebar and metal pipes

Kennards Hire Test & Measure has expanded its equipment hire range with a new concrete cover meter designed to locate steel reinforcement bars and metal pipes during construction and maintenance of structures.

It’s important to avoid steel tension rods when working on structural objects; hitting a steel tension rod during drilling can be hazardous to personnel, break expensive equipment and lead to serious structural damage as floors can partially collapse in multi-storey buildings, resulting in extensive and costly repairs.

The new Elcometer concrete cover meter, now available from Kennards Hire Test & Measure, enables users to easily identify the location, orientation and depth measurement of reinforcing bars and sub-surface metalwork at the project site.

Elcometer concrete cover meters have the capability to accurately measure the depth of concrete cover over reinforcement bars. Additionally, the device can be used to establish the condition of the metalwork and assess its corrosion potential, allowing maintenance to be scheduled as required.

Leo De Sousa, Product Specialist at Kennards Hire Test & Measure East Brisbane explains that the Elcometer concrete cover meter is the only gauge on the market today equipped to measure the thickness of concrete cover of both stainless steel rebar and metal pipes.

When the device’s search head approaches a reinforcing bar, a sound is emitted, increasing in pitch as it moves closer to the bar. A signal strength indicator on the display simultaneously increases in length.

In addition to the depth of the concrete, and the location and orientation of the rebar or metal pipe, Elcometer concrete cover meter can also determine the diameter of the rebar from 5 – 50mm up to 120mm deep in concrete.

Kennards Hire Test & Measure offers an ever-growing range of equipment for hire including hydrostatic test pumps, anchor testers, non-invasive smoke machines and service locators.

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