Shotcrete Penetrometer

Shotcrete Penetrometer

Shotcrete Penetrometer
to BS EN 14488-2 (Method A)
Other StandardsEN14488-2
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The shotcrete penetrometer provides accurate readings of the forces required to penetrate sprayed or poured concrete during the first few hours of development, giving a reliable indication of compressive strength and curing progress. Its accuracy and portability make it ideal for on-site testing to BS EN 14488-2 (Method A) and used in conjunction with other tests as the mixture hardens over time.


  • Sturdy, cleanable, and portable design
  • Built-in 1000 N loadcell
  • Quick and easy penetration needle swapping
  • Live display for ease of reading
  • Measurement units in N, kN, mN, lbf, kgf or gf
  • Required 10N accuracy (+-0.1% of 1000 N F.S.)
  • Penetrometer needle adaptor and 15 needles
  • Store up to 500 readings in memory
  • RS232 data output to printer or SPC systems
  • Resolution 1:5000

Concrete penetration testing ensures:

  • Accuracy and repeatability
  • Optimum reliability
  • Optimum safety
  • Minimising of costly down time
  • Consistent quality in concrete layers
  • Compliance with recognised standards
  • Simple operation suitable for unskilled staff
The Shotcrete Penetrometer is a complete portable system for testing the compressive strength of the initial stage of young sprayed concrete to BS EN 14488-2 (Method A). The kit includes:
1 × Carry Case
1 × Shotcrete Penetrometer with dual handle (fitted)
1 × Penetrometer Adaptor
15 × Penetration Needles (15 mm needle, diameter 3 mm, top angle 60º)
5 × Rechargeable NIMH Batteries
1 × Mains Adaptor/Charger
1 × Operating Manual
1 × User Guide
1 × Calibration Certificate
The user guide includes complete step-by-step instructions for using the penetrometer to measure and
report the test results to the standards.
Delivered with a calibration certificate traceable to UK national standards.
Also includes example compressive strength conversion curves and a blank test protocol form.

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A user guide is available to download from the Impact web site