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Shotcrete Thickness Analysis

Real-time sprayed concrete thickness analysis for less waste and safer tunnels

SmartScan: Making Shotcrete Thickness Calculation Easy

Sprayed concrete (or shotcrete spraying) can generate excessive waste: costing too much, or uneven application, compromising the safety of the tunnel, your equipment, and workers. The team at GeoSLAM have designed and built an intelligent shotcrete thickness analysis tool to help you ensure your sprayed concrete is applied to the correct thickness using LiDAR scanning.

The GeoSLAM shotcrete product is sold exclusively by Normet under the SmartScan name.

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How can SmartScan improve Shotcrete Analysis?

  • Save wasted concrete and additives from excessive application thickness.
  • Gain useful management information – understand wastage and calculate the total over or under spray according to your own parameters.
  • Reduced downtime – no waiting for survey results.
  • Ensure your shotcrete wall thickness is contractual and legal obligations are met.
  • Built for and tested in the harshest environments.

Scanning Shotcrete in Mining

The Sika Sprayed Concrete Handbook states that the only method for accurately calculating initial strength is by measuring thickness.  Current methods rely on operators endangering themselves to un-secured shotcrete in order to manually collect thickness readings.  A total of 5% of all tunnelling injuries can be attributed to the shotcrete process in tunnelling.  Industry professionals recognise the need to balance the provision of a safe working environment for its operators with the demand for increased production rates, accurately measured and documented shotcrete thickness.


Sprayed Concrete Measurements

Underground Construction

Bridge and Structural Repairs

Tunnel Lining Maintenance

New technologies, such as laser scanners, are helping to improve the concrete spraying process for tunnel construction

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