Intertek works to bridge the testing gap

Work continues on the Queensferry Crossing over the Forth. Picture: Scott Louden
Work continues on the Queensferry Crossing over the Forth. Picture: Scott Louden
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Testing and inspection specialist Intertek has won a contract to provide corrosion monitoring equipment and software for the new Queensferry Crossing.

The company’s instrumentation team – part of its production and integrity assurance business – will work with monitoring systems supplier Strainstall to deliver technology and engineering for the 2.7-kilometre bridge, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.

Intertek said its corrosion data monitoring units will play a key part of the system, providing details of the integrity of the concrete within the structure.

In total, the firm will provide 120 units which will relay information between one another and send data to a central hub. Strainstall will use this information to enable engineers to assess when maintenance is required on the bridge.

Tom Gooderham, business manager for instrumentation at Intertek Production and Integrity Assurance, said: “The Queensferry Crossing will be an iconic landmark and it is an honour for my team to contribute to the safety and integrity of the new bridge for years to come.”