When do you need installation quality testing?

Whenever you want or need to document the installed quality of anchors or post-installed rebar as reference for the quality manager, project owner or an external inspector. As such, proof testing takes place during or after the installation phase. 

What are the benefits?

  • Validated and documented installation of post-installed anchors or post-installed rebar
  • Peace of mind that the installed solution can perform as needed

What does the service deliver to you?

1. Test report with:

  • Customer and jobsite information
  • Fastener and base material information
  • Installation and test equipment information
  • Test information and test results:
        - Test picture and comment per trial
        - Load and displacement values
        - Load versus time and load versus displacement graph

Displacement measurement enables a qualitative plausibility check based on the load versus displacement relationship. It helps to ensure a reliable assessment of tests regarding consistency and predictability of anchor behavior. 

  • Comparison of test trials within the same test series
  • Comparison of failed test trials with typical failure curves 

2. Evaluation report (optional) with:

Test load calculation and assessment based on:

  • British Standard

How do we perform tests to validate installation quality?

Tests to validate installation quality are tensile proof tests to a predefined test load that is not supposed to damage the fastening and the base material.

The minimum number of test trials is based on the chosen testing and evaluation method:

  • Usually 2.5% or 5% of all fasteners in an application
  • Minimum 3 test trials

Calculated test load and assessment change according to the chosen testing and evaluation method.