Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete structures is the largest cause of their deterioration. GalvaPulse is a handheld device for evaluation of the corrosion activity on reinforcing bars by measuring corrosion rates, half-cell potentials (ASTM C876) and electrical resistance.
The deterioration of concrete structures due to corrosion of reinforcing steel is a prevalent issue. Addressing this concern, we present GalvaPulse, a cutting-edge handheld device designed for accurate evaluation of corrosion activity on reinforcing bars. By measuring corrosion rates, half-cell potentials (ASTM C876), and electrical resistance, GalvaPulse equips you with essential information to combat corrosion effectively.
Key Features and Benefits:
Monitoring and Assessment: GalvaPulse enables the continuous monitoring of corrosion activity in reinforced concrete structures. Stay informed about the health of your structures and take timely action to prevent further deterioration.
Service Life Estimation: Determine the remaining service life of your concrete structures accurately. GalvaPulse empowers you to plan maintenance and repair interventions proactively, ensuring longevity and cost-effectiveness.
Efficiency Evaluation: Assess the effectiveness of corrosion arresting measures, such as inhibitors, membranes, electrochemical chloride removal, concrete realkalinisation, and more. GalvaPulse provides valuable insights to optimise your corrosion prevention strategies.
Comprehensive Surveys: Conduct condition surveys of suspect reinforced structures, particularly in wet environments where traditional half-cell potential mapping may yield insufficient or misleading information. GalvaPulse ensures reliable data for informed decision-making.
Post-Repair Verification: Measure corrosion activity in repaired areas to validate the effectiveness of your repair interventions. GalvaPulse ensures the quality and longevity of your repair work.
GalvaPulse is a portable and handheld device that evaluates the corrosion rate of reinforcement using the galvanostatic pulse technique. This innovative method involves applying a current pulse to the reinforcement from a counter silver chloride reference electrode (Ag/AgCl) positioned on the concrete surface.
The device polarises the reinforcement in the anodic direction compared to its free corrosion potential, Ecorr. The resulting change in the electrochemical potential is recorded over time. By utilising curve fitting techniques, the polarisation resistance of the reinforcement is calculated, and the corrosion rate is estimated using the Stern-Geary equation and Faraday's law.
Choose the GP-5000 GalvaPulse kit for comprehensive corrosion mapping and corrosion rate evaluation.
GalvaPulse empowers you with accurate and reliable data, enabling proactive measures to combat corrosion effectively and ensure the longevity and safety of your reinforced concrete structures. Invest in GalvaPulse today and take control of corrosion prevention and maintenance with confidence.