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Shotcrete Penetrometer for Testing Sprayed Concrete

Consistency verification is essential in the early phases of the concrete curing process to ensure maximum strength.

During this stage, multiple needle penetration tests offer a reliable indication of texture, and can be considered in combination with other tests as the mixture hardens over time.

The shotcrete penetrometer from Mecmesin provides accurate readings of the forces needed to penetrate poured or sprayed concrete in the first few hours of development and gives a reliable indication of compressive strength and curing progress. The portability and accuracy make the shotcrete penetrometer perfect for on-site testing to BS EN 14488-2 (Method A) and for use with other tests as the mixture hardens over time.

Key Features

  • Integrated 1000 N loadcell
  • Required 10 N accuracy (+-0.1% of 1000 N F.S.)
  • Penetrometer needle adaptor and 15 needles
  • Fast and easy penetration needle swapping
  • Strong, cleanable, and portable design
  • Stores up to 500 readings in memory
  • Resolution 1:5000
  • Live display for easy reading
  • Measurement units in N, kN, mN, lbf, kgf or gf
  • RS232 data output to printer or SPC systems

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Concrete penetration testing ensures:

  • Repeatability and accuracy
  • Optimum safety
  • Optimum reliability
  • Consistent quality in concrete layers
  • Minimizing costly down time
  • Simple operation suitable for unskilled staff
  • Compliance with recognized standards

Mecmesin Shotcrete Penetrometer

The Mecmesin Shotcrete Penetrometer is a comprehensive portable system designed for testing the compressive strength of the early phase of young sprayed concrete to BS EN 14488-2 (Method A). The kit contains:

  • 1 x Shotcrete Penetrometer with dual handle (fitted)
  • 1 x Penetrometer Adaptor
  • 5 x Rechargeable NIMH Batteries
  • 1 x Mains Adaptor/Charger
  • 15 x Penetration Needles (15 mm needle, diameter 3 mm, top angle 60º)
  • 1 x User Guide
  • 1 x Operating Manual
  • 1 x Calibration Certificate
  • 1 x Carry Case

Customer Testimonial

The Mecmesin penetrometer provides accurate low strength data (up to 1 MPa) as soon as you can start testing. This data can immediately be shared with the Shotcrete crews working underground.

The instrument and accessories have brought benefits through easy transportation and has the ability to be used for shotcrete trials, where the samples are shot to be cored at a later date. This has eliminated the need to transport additional samples.

Adam O’Ray, Quality Control Manager, Multicrete Systems Inc.

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