Updated Standard for Rebound Hammer Testing

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February 10, 2014

Silver Schmidt Rebound Hammer and AnvilThe latest European Norm EN 12504-2: 2012 ‘Testing concrete in structures – Part 2: Non-destructive testing – Determination of rebound number’ is in use and supersedes EN 12504-2:2001.

The main changes are:

  • Clarification of the test procedure including the use of the anvil for reference checking;
  • Specification on the equipment to be used for the testing i.e. the size, mass and hardness of the anvil;
  • The option of using an electronic measuring device as well as the mechanical version.

For more information on rebound hammer testing or advice on using the equipment recommended in the latest Standard, please contact Dr Thomas Callanan in Infrastruct Asset Management Services Limited.