Concrete cover provides the protection to the Reinforcement bars against corrosion. It thus becomes essential that there should always be a cover of suitable depth existing between the surface and first layer of reinforcement. Cover meter detects the cover depth using the pulse induction technique.
Cover meter can also be used to estimate the depth, size and spacing between the reinforcement bars.
Avantech Engineering Consortium has carried out tests to estimate the cover depth for various RCC structures as a part of health assessment for power and infrastructure projects.