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CPTP Equipment Loan Program Request Form

CPTP Equipment Loan Program

Introduction

The equipment loan program was established to promote implementation of promising technologies identified under the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Concrete Pavement Technology Program (CPTP). The following devices are available to the States for either a loan or on-site demonstration:

  • Air Void Analyzer - a device for testing fresh concrete to evaluate air void system of portland cement concrete (PCC). One (1) unit is available.
  • MIT Scan-2 - a nondestructive testing (NDT) device for evaluating dowel bar or tie bar placement. Three (3) units are available.
  • Maturity testing system - to estimate in-situ concrete strength. Three (3) different systems are available.
  • Ultrasonic testing device - impact-echo device that can be used to determine PCC slab thickness and to detect integrity of concrete. Two (2) Germann Instruments DOC 500 units are available.

Loan Procedure

Complete the request form (CPTP Equipment Loan Request) and email to:

Gary Crawford (gary.crawford@dot.gov)

The CPTP Implementation staff will confirm the availability of the requested device and schedule delivery.

Terms

The basic terms of the loan are as follows:

  • The on-site demonstrations and equipment loans are provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Limited on-site training and technical support, if needed, are provided with the loan for each device.
  • The basic period of the loan is 1 month, excluding the time for shipping and training.
  • The loan devices are provided for the use by the State only and may not be transferred to a third party.

The loan equipments are intended primarily for the evaluation of the devices. However, the States may use the devices in limited production work to determine if the devices are practical in actual construction applications. There are no restrictions on the use of the data collected using the loan equipment.

State Responsibility

The State is responsible for the following:

  • Safe keeping of the device while the device is in the State's possession.
  • Return shipment of the device to the location designated by the FHWA.
  • A brief report documenting the State's experience. The report should include the following:
    • Description of the evaluation conducted - include photos, if possible.
    • State's assessment of the device - comments on whether the State found the device useful, practical, or not suitable.
    • Potential future plans - comments on how the State may use the device in the future (e.g., as a part of specification requirement, use in QC/QA by the State, or for research).
 
Updated: 07/21/2011

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