Our technicians are specialists in testing of elastomeric bridge bearings to state and federal requirements.
Our laboratory is environmentally controlled in accordance with ASTM requirements for temperature and humidity (74̊ F 50% RH) and fully equipped with state of the art calibrated test and measurement instruments.
For a more comprehensive list of tests and inspections please see the information below.
AASHTO LRFD Bridge Construction
AASHTO Standard for Highway Bridges
AASHTO M251-06 Standard for Plain and Laminated Bridge Bearings
Strip seals and compression seals for expansion joints
Urethane disc bearings
AREMA and State DOT requirements
Batch testing for product performance
Verification testing of experimental elastomers
Customer specific or designed test standards
2 million pound test press capable of simultaneous horizontal and vertical loads static and dynamic.
Instron 250 kN (56,000 lbf) Universal Test Machine (UTM)
Instron 2000 kN (450,000 lbf) UTM
Forney 60,000 lbf UTM
Hydraulic, hydrostatic, pneumatic pressure testing