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Integrity Testing AKA: Echo test, Pulse test, hammer test, PulseEcho Method (PEM), Pile Integrity Test (PIT), Impulse Response etc Impulse Response, etc. The Sonic Pile Testing is covered in ASTM Sonic standard D5882 In the Sonic test, the top of the pile is tapped with a lightweight plastic hammer and the reflected wave are recorded by a suitable computerized equipment. From the resulting signal, or reflectogram, one can determine both length and continuity of the pile. In its most basic form, the sonic test measures the time between the hammer trigger, and the reflected wave, to indicate the pile’s length. this is very similar to the famous Newton’s cradle “executive toy”.

Castle Quay Banbury

AMD Testing Ltd completed a massive project at Banbury installing 3400 CFA piles. AMD Kagera Ltd provided highly flexible testing services for the duration of the contract visiting at short notice to test groups of piles that could then be released to the main contractor.
The contract was finished on time
and the Company were delighted to
be part of such.