Cable Assessment

CableScan™

CableScan™ is the only cable inspection technique currently available that is capable of detecting and reporting the location of corrosion damage on cables with equipment that is light and easy to use in the field.

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Accurate corrosion damage detection and reporting

Corrosion of cables or ropes is not always evident from visual inspection, as corrosion often originates in the interior of the cable.

Other non-destructive techniques have been used for bridge cables, such as magnetic flux leakage, dynamic analysis, or X-ray inspection. However, all of these techniques rely on bulky equipment or provide inconclusive results. CableScan is the only technique currently available that is capable of detecting and reporting the location of corrosion damage with equipment that is light and easy to use in the field.

CableScan can identify anomalies in bridge cables from a single location on each cable. This means that engineers and bridge owners can now undertake fast, accurate non-destructive evaluation of cables without the need for heavy equipment or complicated access requirements.

The system can detect and locate broken wires and loss of cross-section along the full free length of a cable. It also provides a baseline of cable condition for comparison with future inspections.