On 6th December, CET Infrastructure were proud to exhibit at the annual New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Festival 2018, which celebrates the latest innovation, technical expertise and project excellence in the tunnelling industry.
Over the years CET has supported various large-scale tunnelling projects, including the likes of Thames Tideway and the Crossrail 305 project. Their comprehensive geoenvironmental and materials testing services and years of experience means they’re well placed to support projects of this nature.
CET showcased some of their most recent developments at the event; including the innovative Barcelona Test and Inductive method for fibre content test on fresh or hardened steel fibre reinforced concrete, CET are the only UK test lab offering these tests today and are already delivering them on major UK infrastructure projects, such as the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project.
The Barcelona Test (UNE 83515:2010) is an innovative double-punch testing method of ductility, residual flexural tensile strength and cracking strength of steel fibre reinforced concrete. Using smaller format cubes or cylindrical concrete cores (75% lighter than traditional specimens) it provides a quicker format for extraction, processing and testing. Currently, CET Infrastructure is on the process to gain UKAS accreditation for this test.
Inductive method for fibre content test on fresh or hardened fibre reinforced concrete provides a non-destructive method designed to determine the fibre content of fresh and hardened reinforced concrete. Providing clear visibility and accuracy on fibre content without the need to crush and sieve samples as with traditional methods; reducing the volume of samples required for testing by 50%.
“These types of events are an excellent way to demonstrate our latest innovations and capabilities and keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends” explains Mark Collyer – Technical Sales Manager, CET Infrastructure. “It’s great to network with delegates and discuss their pain points”.