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PET

Pulse Echo Tester

Overview
 

The PET (Pile Echo Tester) uses the Pulse-Echo method (PEM) for a quick pile integrity test (PIT test) on a site with a large number of piles.

A pile test starts when the pile top is struck with a lightweight handheld hammer. The reflected wave is captured and analyzed by the PET's digital accelerometer to provide information regarding the length and shape of the pile. [ Overview of this test method ]

[ How to perform pile integrity test using the PET? ]

[ How to interpret the reflectogram with Pilewave simulator]

The PET is fully compliant with ASTM D5882-16: Standard Test Method for Low Strain Impact Integrity Testing of Deep Foundations and AFNOR P160-2,4 standard for pile integrity testing as well as additional standards.

The PET device (PIT tester) can connect to your MS-Windows portable PC or with the Bluetooth version to your Android smartphone or tablet.

The PET package for the PIT test includes all software versions, for PC and for Android.

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Piletest PET equipment with USB for pile integrity testing

PET USB with a tablet PC

(Computer is not included)

Piletest PET equipment with Bluetooth connection for pile integrity testing

PET Bluetooth with an Android phone

(Phone not included)

 

PET Main features:

 

  • Easy to use 

    • Usually, no training is needed, and the system can be self-taught in hours. (Without expensive training days)

    • Unique Smart Trigger for fast & easy quality results.

 

"We were up and running on the same day..." - WA, USA

 

  • Computer-independent

    • ֿUSB model: Plug it to the USB port of your regular MS Windows portable computer, Tablet PC, etc.

    • Bluetooth model: Connect to your  regular portable computer, Tablet PC, etc. or to your Android tablet or phone (more...)

 

  • Unlimited software licenses

    • No plugs, no registration, no  need to type in a long product ID

    • Install the fully functional software as many times as you need on many devices.

 

  • Rugged design

    • Specially designed and tested for a hostile construction environment.

    • IP68 (Protection against complete, continuous submersion in water - both PET models)

 

"Have been using it for more than 10 years now and found it very reliable." - India

  • Good signal quality

    • Very low noise level, extends the usual limits of the pile integrity test method, to longer piles

 

  • High productivity:

    • In favorable conditions - up to 100 piles/hours can be tested, by a single operator.

 

  • Simplicity

    • No batteries to charge.  (The BT model uses 2 off-the-shelf AAA batteries which last about 300-500 piles, which are easily replaceable for continues fieldwork)

    • Smart trigger - Variable trigger level and by impulse shape

    • Automatic Impulse sorting

    • Unbreakable

 

  • Very attractively priced.

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Additional features:

  • Fully customizable reports: Full control using MS WORD over report columns and rows, fonts, logo, and much more.

  • Includes comprehensive project-management features such as breaking a project into sub-sites, sorting, counting, and much, much more.

  • 10 years of free software updates

  • Interpretation assistance package (Included)

  • Dual time-domain (Reflectogram)/frequency domain analysis (FFT)

Operation 

Piletest PET pile integrity test report format

A sample report generated by PET

Typcal output

How can I take a deeper look at PET?

  1. View snapshots from PET software

  2. Read the technical specifications (PDF)

  3. Get the evaluation version of PET.

  4. Learn How to perform a PET test 

  5. View our ASTM D5882 compliance statement

How can I find out more about PET?

Contact us in one of the following ways:

Piletest PET carrying box for pile integrity testing