INNOVATIVE ULTRASOUNDINSPECTION FOR CRITICALINFRASTRUCTURE

Owners of critical concrete infrastructure, such as bridges, tunnels and buildings, depend on accurate data to assess the condition of their assets. Damage or failure may have severe consequences, financially, environmentally and most critically for safety.

A revolutionary new NDT solution

Current manual inspection techniques are often very time consuming and leads to maintenance being primarily reactive.

At Elop, we have designed and developed an innovative new method of collecting, assessing and monitoring critical data from concrete structures. The Cobri™ is a globally-patented ultrasound scanning technology that quickly, efficiently and accurately gathers assessment data on critical infrastructure.

The Cobri™ ultrasound scanner technology incorporates an ultrasound sensor that transmits and receives acoustic signals, mapping and creating a live image and 3D-model of the subsurface construction. When placed inside an innovative rolling device, this unique technology enables a considerably more efficient and practical way of inspecting large areas of concrete structures than is possible with existing technologies and devices on the market today.

Vertical or horizontal scanning provides a transparent view of the concrete structure.


Elop will be a market leader in gathering high quality data, that is easily accessed and accurately visualised to gain a unique insight into the condition of any concrete structure. Our realtime, 3D-view will facilitate interpretation and analysis to increase operational efficiency and significantly increase the benefits for all stakeholders.

One solution, clear benefits

Scan constructions of all sizes

The Cobri™ ultrasonic scanner is suitable for the efficient inspection of fixed structures and gives an accurate overview of the condition of all types of concrete structures. Our technology detects and locates features and defects, ensures safe and cost-efficient maintenance.


Detect weaknesses and defects

Scanning of horizontal or vertical surfaces to detect cracks, air pockets, reinforcement bars, delamination, density, strength, concrete thickness and placement of technical pipes and other features. Cobri uncovers and documents all conditions.


The fastest scanning solution

Cobri efficiently scans larger areas 10 times as fast as traditional scanning. A breakthrough compared to core drilling, X-ray, and static ultrasonic scanners.


The result is easy to understand

Scanning, data processing, visualisation and documentation, allow for better control of an asset. High quality 3D image makes scanning results easy to understand. Real-time 3D, imaging provides immediate and actionable insight


Information is easy to share

Recorded data, images, 3D video and documentation are stored in the system and easily enable maintenance overview.

Product features

Our inspection tool provides a rich data set and will radically improve the basis for decision-making


Cobri™ features

  • Patented ultrasound technology based on innovative broadband design
  • Dry coupling between instrument and concrete surface
  • Continuous transmission and reception of signal waves
  • Horizontal or vertical scanning

Use of the Cobri™ scanning solution

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Shows realtime 3D video of the structure during inspection
  • Simple interpretation and identification
  • Recorded data such as images, 3D video and documentation are stored in the system

The result of our scanning solution

  • Detects cracks, voids, air pockets, delaminations, rebars & technical pipes inside concrete structures
  • Detects depth and location of features and defects

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