Inspection of industrial structures utilises a condition rating system to track the degradation level of steel and concrete over time, using a 1 to 5 scale rating (pristine to unserviceable). The system allows for a consistent rating from any inspecting engineers. The paper gives background on the condition rating from the inspection system developed by ASPEC’s engineers.
Welding and fabrication defects can greatly affect the performance and longevity of steel structures. Having an understanding of the various defects, their causes and remedies can help to ensure higher-quality and longer lasting structures.
Steel corrosion is a major issue for mining and public infrastructure worldwide.