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Where more sophisticated means are required to evaluate the condition of steel piling:

• Ultrasonic inspection is available for thickness measurements. Pay particular attention to ensure that the areas are clear of all marine growth and scale. Use of ultrasonic equipment in areas with corrosion pitting can result in erroneous thickness measurements.

• Magnetic particle inspection may be used, particularly on welded connections, to detect cracks and small defects.

Exposed Area Under Pier or Along Wharf

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