Compared to other pile integrity test (PIT) devices
on the market, iPile offers an integrated ecosystem
where inspectors and engineers can perform the test,
analysis and reporting from the same device. The iPile
sensor benefits from an advanced low noise acceleration
sensor that improves signal quality which is essential for
analysis. Unlike other devices, iPile was developed as a
mobile app to bring the most recent advances in mobile
computing to the inspection and monitoring field by providing
customers with continuous and easy updates and
upgrades. iPile also has an integrated platform to collect
data, perform analysis and generate PDF reports. Since
iPile is connected to an iPad, the size and memory of a
kit can be customized. In this way, upgrades and replacements
are more convenient and more cost effective.
How does iPile work?
Using iPile is easy; the test itself can be done in minutes.
Essentially, all that is required is to ensure the pile head
is prepared and there are no other unsuitable materials
such as dust or debris that could interfere with data collection.
The testing surface should also be clean to ensure
that there will be a firm connection after applying a thin
layer of putty or Vaseline between the concrete surface
and the iPile tip. The iPile sensor is usually placed in the
centre for piles with a diameter less than 500 mm, but for
larger pile diameters, at least three locations are advised.
iPile in place for testing
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