Statnamic poses no greater danger to foundation integrity than does an equivalent static test. Therefore can be used on production piles.
Versatile and applicable to any deep or shallow foundation system. Statnamic is readily adaptable to lateral load testing, batter piles and group load testing on land or over water.
The photographs below show the most commonly used for Statnamic load testing. Statnamic load testing equipment, data acquisition, and analysis is constantly evolving to become more efficient, more cost effective and more accurate. The basic core components of the Statnamic load test device, i.e. piston, cylinder and reaction mass have not changed, except scaling up for larger test capacities. Currently, many innovations in setup efficiency and means of catching a heavy mass have been made using hydraulics and mechanical means. These advances have contributed to greater economy and testing efficiency. Ultimately resulting in significantly more site data at a fraction of the cost of static load testing.
500 ton Statnamic device w/ hydraulic catch 2,000 ton Statnamic Device w/ mechanical catch 5,000 ton Statnamic Device
(Right). Comparison of 500 ton static test and 500 ton Statnamic load test. (Newark Airport)
(Below) 500 ton Statnamic Load Test. (Mathews Bridge)