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Year: 2022

Client: El Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona 

Location:  Barcelona, Spain.

Main actions: Inspections and Non-Destructive Testing

 

 

 

Inspection and Testing Campaign to Ensure Safety, Durability, and Functionality.

 

 

Detecting weak points and determining the necessary maintenance actions are one of the main areas of action of SOCOTEC's quality control team.

 

At SOCOTEC, we play a crucial role in the rehabilitation of infrastructures such as the Feixa Llarga road bridge in the Zona Franca Industrial Estate in Barcelona. We address its shortcomings through a comprehensive set of actions to determine the necessary repairs.

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What are the objectives of the construction inspection?

Our Approach Focuses on Ensuring the Safety, Durability, and Functionality of the Bridge, through:

Bridge Structural Assessment:

Our highly trained technical team performed exhaustive visual inspections, identifying apparent damage to the bridge structure.

Additionally, we carried out detailed structural evaluations using advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques. This process provided us with a comprehensive understanding of the structural integrity, identifying points of weakness and wear, to aid in the future repair and maintenance of the road bridge.

 

Specialized Non-Destructive Testing:

The application of a variety of specialized techniques, such as ultrasound, radiography, penetrant liquids, and magnetic particles, allowed us to assess the structural health of the bridge.

These tests allowed us to detect damage types such as micro-cracks, corrosion, and other problems that could compromise the long-term stability of the bridge.

 

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TESTING & INSPECTIONS

Inspection Work on Bridges

One of the major challenges in infrastructure maintenance is the accurate detection of critical points. SOCOTEC helps to establish a precise rehabilitation plan with a focus on prevention and reinforcement of weak points to extend the bridge's lifespan.

 

SOCOTEC's inspection expertise helped to identify multiple cracked welds, likely due to a lack of maintenance over time and heavy traffic, especially from heavy-duty vehicles, on the road bridge.

 

In view of these deficiencies and types of damage, a repair and reinforcement plan was established for the critical points of the structure. The application of protective paint will help to preserve and maintain the integrity of the bridge before it is put back into service.

One of the major challenges in infrastructure maintenance is the accurate detection of critical points. SOCOTEC helps to establish a precise rehabilitation plan with a focus on prevention and reinforcement of weak points to extend the bridge's lifespan.

 

SOCOTEC's inspection expertise helped to identify multiple cracked welds, likely due to a lack of maintenance over time and heavy traffic, especially from heavy-duty vehicles, on the road bridge.

 

In view of these deficiencies and types of damage, a repair and reinforcement plan was established for the critical points of the structure. The application of protective paint will help to preserve and maintain the integrity of the bridge before it is put back into service.

We are experts in the inspection of bridges and railway structures

What is done in a construction inspection?

Inspections are essential to ensure the safety and integrity of bridges. As experts in conducting detailed inspections on bridge SOCOTEC offers a wide range of services to comprehensively assess the structure of these infrastructures.

  • In the case of the Feixa Llarga Bridge in the Zona Franca Industrial Estate in Barcelona, our team of highly qualified technicians carried out an exhaustive inspection using a variety of techniques, including: paint layer thickness measurements, adhesion tests, corrosion inspection, visual inspection, magnetic particle testing.
  • The inspection results allowed for the precise identification of all types of damage present in the bridge structure, including: cracks, corrosion and deformations

Thanks to this information, it was possible to develop an appropriate repair and reinforcement plan to guarantee the safety of the road bridge and extend its lifespan.

 

The inspection carried out by SOCOTEC on the Feixa Llarga road bridge is an example of our commitment to safety and quality in the inspection and maintenance of infrastructures.

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