The QuikChek QC-1 is the newest member of our EFS product range. Designed to make our CrackChek platform more efficient and of higher value to asset owners by identifying what areas of a structure actually require monitoring. This platform allows Asset owners to save up to 40%+ of their monitoring expense by knowing where fatigue activity is actually occurring before undertaking the costs of higher expense regional or global structural monitoring.
QuikChek 1 (QC-1) Expedites civil infrastructure decision making by providing actionable data months in advance of current inspection procedures. Bridges and other components of the Nation’s infrastructure are experiencing increased overloading compared to the initial designs of 40+ years ago. This increased loading over time creates cracks known as Fatigue Damage. If the damage is unaddressed, it can become a serious public safety issue when failure occurs.
To mitigate the failure possibility, asset owners must enforce lower weight limits often causing deleterious loss of municipal revenues with heavy haul traffic being diverted around restricted structures, and places additional costs to shipping commerce and the public. This new, innovative, first of a kind investigatory instrument is built as a tool to help Asset Owners Increase Safety, Efficiency and see Tremendous returns by proactively planning for these foreseeable failures rather than reactionary structural maintenance.
As an inspection tool, QuikChek is the first of a kind technology in fatigue crack damage assessment. It is a handheld device that will quickly and easily indicate to an inspector whether a crack in a metal structure is actively growing or dormant. The alternative to QC-1 currently is marking the tip of the crack upon visual detection and then coming back to the crack after a period of time, for example months to up to 2 years, and then visually verifying if the crack grew. QuikChek will make the same determination typically in less than 30 minutes: Thus, allowing owners and managers to address issues based on real condition assessment and permitting the prioritization of investment of monitoring their structures only where needed based on fatigue activity.