Static Pile Testing

State-of-the-Art Instrumentation

FSG provides static load testing instrumentation and analysis services to both land-based and marine projects. Services can be provided to ensure compliance to a range of specifications and standards, and for lateral, tension and compression tests.

Our test setups are designed for remote monitoring and control by ensuring that there is no requirement for personnel under or near the load during the test sequence. All equipment is calibrated to NATA standards.

Our 16-channel HBM data acquisition systems have almost limitless device acquisition capabilities. We currently routinely monitor the following devices at 1 second intervals throughout the load testing:

  • Load cells
  • Pile-mounted strain gauges
  • Displacement transducers
  • Temperature gauges

In order to eliminate the need for personnel to enter the test setup during loading we also utilise:

  • Web cams to automatically take still images of dial gauges at 1 minute intervals during the testing.
  • multiple PDM (Pile Driving Monitor) units to make continuous displacement measurements in marine applications to provide sub 0.1mm accuracy to pile movements even in these difficult environments with wind, tide and wave effects.