Rolling scanner on wall
12. August 2020

First commercial assignment – confirming the potential of the technology

Elop has recently completed its first commercial assignment for a large residential project in Oslo. In collaboration with the Swedish company Invator AB, which specialises in inspection of concrete structures, Elop’s concrete scanner was a central part of assessing the construction quality.

Real-time 3D visualisation technology gives unique insight into concrete structures

As a part of their quality control process, the contractor wanted to inspect almost 3,000 m2 of internal and external walls to verify the quality. The Cobri scanner was used to identify the condition and internals of the structure in critical areas to ensure that the concrete construction was built in compliance with specifications.

 – It would not have been possible for us to check such a large area, in the given timeframe, without the Cobri scanner. With real-time 3D visualisation of the inside of the concrete structure, Cobri provides us with unique insight that no other instrument that we know of is able to provide, says Björn Täljsten, partner of Invator AB and Professor LTU Building-construction with research in condition assessment and reinforcement of concrete structures.

The assignment demonstrates that Cobri may be used for different applications. Not only does it validate the scanner’s effectiveness for inspection and maintenance of aging infrastructure, it also provides evidence of its value to contractors of new build projects. Elop is currently utilising a prototype version of the scanner, and the product will be commercially available towards the end of the year.

– By using the Cobri scanner to verify the condition of the concrete structure, we got valuable insight of the asset. Until now it has been difficult to inspect structures this way, without doing major structural interventions. The feedback confirmed that by utilising the scanner, the project avoided potential delays and cost impacts, says Elop CEO, Kjersti Kanne.

About Invator

Invator is a company performing inspections and structural condition assessments of concrete structures, carries out non-destructive testing, as well as repairs and reinforcement of structures.

For further information, please contact:

CEO Kjersti Kanne
+47 480 31 075

BD & Sales Director Per Arne Haug
+47 907 09 570

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