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Nondestructive testing of concrete chimneys and other structures
Author(s): Allen G. Davis; Bernhard H. Hertlein
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Paper Abstract

Many tall reinforced concrete structures in electricity generating plants have been in service for over a quarter of a century. Like may others in our infrastructure, they are showing signs of deterioration. However, their relative size and height make the task of their inspection a difficult and costly one. This paper introduces a new and cost-effective approach for their evaluation, including a blend of nondestructive testing, sampling, and laboratory testing. Case histories are presented describing this evaluation system applied to chimney stacks, fly-ash silos, and cooling towers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2457, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Structures and Dams, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209386
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Allen G. Davis, STS Consultants, Ltd. (United States)
Bernhard H. Hertlein, STS Consultants, Ltd. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2457:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Structures and Dams
Soheil Nazarian; Larry D. Olson, Editor(s)

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