PET - Pile Integrity Test Method

Pulse Echo Tester


The PET (Pile Echo Tester) uses the Pulse-Echo method (PEM) for quick pile integrity test (quality control) on a site with a large number of piles.

A pile test starts when the pile top is struck with a lightweight handheld hammer. The reflected wave is captured and analyzed by the PET's digital accelerometer to provide information regarding the length and shape of the pile. [ Overview of this test method ]  [ How to perform pile integrity test using PET? ]

The PET is fully compliant with ASTM D5882-16: Standard Test Method for Low Strain Impact Integrity Testing of Deep Foundations and AFNOR P160-2,4 standard for pile integrity testing as well as additional standards.

The PET device can connect to your MS-Windows portable PC or with the Bluetooth version to your Android smartphone or tablet.

The PET package includes all software versions, for PC and for Android.

Pile Integrity Tester

PET USB with a tablet PC
(Computer is not included)

PET Main features:

  • Easy to use 
    • Usually, no training is needed, and the system can be self-taught in hours. (Without expensive training days)

    "we were up and running on the same day..."
    WA, USA

  • Computer-independent.

    • USB model: Plug it to the USB port of your regular MS Windows portable computer, Tablet PC etc.

    • Bluetooth model: Connect to your  regular portable computer, Tablet PC etc. or to your Android tablet or phone (more...)

    Unlimited software licenses

    • No plugs, no registration, no  need to type in long product ID
    • Install the fully functional software as many times as you need on many devices.

    Rugged design

    • Specially designed and tested for hostile construction environment.

    • IP68 (Protection against complete, continuous submersion in water - both PET models)

    "Have been using it for more than 10 years now and found it very reliable."

  • Good signal quality.

    • Very low noise level, extends the usual limits of the pile integrity test method, to longer piles

  • High productivity:

    • In favorable conditions - up to 100 piles/hours can be tested, by a single operator.

  • Simplicity

    • No batteries to charge.  (The BT model uses 2 off-the-shelf AAA batteries which last about 300-500 piles, which are easily repalceable for continues field work)

    • Unbreakable

  • Very attractively priced.

Pile Integrity Tester (Wireless BTPET)

PET Bluetooth with an Android phone
(Phone is not included)


Additional features:

  • Fully customizable reports: Full control over report columns and rows, fonts, logo and much more.
  • Includes comprehensive project-management features such as breaking a project into sub-sites, sorting, counting and much, much more.
  • 10 years of free software updates
  • Interpretation assistance package (Included)
  • Dual time domain/frequency domain analysis


Pile Integrity Test Report

A sample report generated by PET
Typical output

How can I take a deeper look at PET?

 View snapshots from PET screens

 Read the technical specifications (PDF)

 Get the evaluation version of PET.

How can I find out more about PET?

Contact us in one of the following ways:

    1. Fill and send the information request form
    2. Contact our Resellers
Pile Integrity Tester equipment set

The PET package

 Mailing address Limited
18 Fouracres Walk
Hemel Hempstead
Herts HP3 9LB
United Kingdom