Structural steel can be defined as a construction material that is formed into various shapes and sizes depending on the manufacturers design. Structural steel is used everyday on large structures such as:
- Lift Bridges
- Swing Bridges
- Suspension Bridges
- Pedestrian Bridges
- Overhead Sign Structures
- Elevator frames
- Elevated track framing
The below-mentioned protocols are limited to just a few of the inspection processes InTouch uses for structural steel inspections.
- Anchor Bolts are inspected for defects and to ensure the threads are not damaged and adequate lubrication has been applied
- Visual inspection are performed to ensure the structural steel displays all label markings and identifications.
- Inspect to ensure the structural steel protective coating conforms to IBC 2006
- A dimensional inspection is performed to confirm that the structural steel is manufactured according to the design drawing that specifies the dimensions and indicates the design tolerances.
- Aterial test are performed to indicate the toughness of the structural steel.
- Structural Steel Diameter measurements are taken with a micrometer to ensure dimensional accuracy.
- Load bearing tests are performed to ensure the structural steel can hold the required load.
- A tensile test is performed to test the tensile strength, the yield strength, and the elongation restrictions.
- Corrosion tests are performed to verify resistance of the structural steel to corrosion
- Ultrasonic testing is performed using sound wave emission and which calculates the amount of waves coming back which dictates if there are any defects or cracks in the welds.