12 May 1995 Nondestructive testing of concrete chimneys and other structures
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Abstract
Many tall reinforced concrete structures in electricity generating plants have been in service for over a quarter of a century. Like may others in our infrastructure, they are showing signs of deterioration. However, their relative size and height make the task of their inspection a difficult and costly one. This paper introduces a new and cost-effective approach for their evaluation, including a blend of nondestructive testing, sampling, and laboratory testing. Case histories are presented describing this evaluation system applied to chimney stacks, fly-ash silos, and cooling towers.
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Allen G. Davis, Bernhard H. Hertlein, "Nondestructive testing of concrete chimneys and other structures", Proc. SPIE 2457, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Structures and Dams, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209386; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209386
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