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RTF Surface Jointmeter

RUGGED & WATERPROOF

EASY INSTALLATION & REUSABLE

UNIAXIAL & TRIAXIAL AVAILABLE

The RTF is a jointmeter used to measure the displacement of cracks in structures or rock masses. The RTF is available in uniaxial (RTF 1D) and triaxial (RTF 3D) versions.

Description

The RTF surface jointmeter (also crackmeter or fissurometer) is designed to monitor relative movements of adjacent surfaces across cracks or construction joints.

The RTF surface jointmeter consists of a vibrating wire transducer or a potentiometer, and a set of mounting brackets.

The RTF surface jointmeter is available in uniaxial (RTF 1D) or triaxial (RTF 3D) versions. The 3-D version allows simultaneous measurements in three orthogonal directions.

The sensor is housed in a rugged cylindrical enclosure which is end fitted with a spring-loaded rod. The bracket containing the transducer(s) is mounted on one side of the discontinuity and the bracket fitted with the reference surface(s) is mounted on the opposite side of the discontinuity. The spherical tip of the spring- loaded rod rests against the reference surface.

The RTF is easily bolted astride the joint or crack. On uneven surfaces, brackets welded to short lengths of rebar are used.

 

Specifications

TRANSDUCER :

VIBRATING WIRE

POTENTIOMETER

Ranges1 :

252 – 502 – 1002 – 150 – 200 mm

25 – 50 – 100 – 150 mm

Accuracy1 :

±0.25% F.S. (±0.1% in option)

±0.5% F.S

Resolution :

0.02% F.S.

Depends on readout

Operating temperature :

−20 to +80°C

−20 to +80°C

Thermistor :

3kΩ (see model TH-T)

Readout instruments :

MB-3TL, SENSLOG

Contact Roctest

Cable :

IRC-41A(P)

IRC-41A(P)

1 Other ranges and accuracies available upon request.
2 3D available for these ranges only.

 

Ordering Info

Please specify:

  • Transducer type and range
  • 1D or 3D version
  • Cable length

Optional Accessories:

  • Protective cover (for RTF 1D only)
  • Installation template (for RTF 1D only)
  • Readout instrument

 

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