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DEFIX CONCRETE PRODUCTS SDN BHD (986490-X)

No.8, Jalan PJS 5/26, Taman Desaria


PJS 5, Petaling Jaya
46000 Selangor, Malaysia
TELEPHONE +603-7773 2886 TELEFAX +603-7773 2889

Method Statement for Fischer Hydrajaws Pull Off


Tester

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of site tests may be either:


a) Investigative Test (Mock Up) - To establish the suitability of fixing and/or admissible
resistance in a particular base material. This is provided as part of the product
submission for consultant approval. The test is usually witnessed by the consulting
engineers, owners and contractors.
b) Proof Test - To confirm the Manufacturer's Design Resistance. "Manufacturer's Design
Resistance" means the resistance designed by the Manufacturer for that type and size
of fixing in the base material with known concrete strength, taking account of any spacing
and / or edge distances reduction factors. This is usually performed on request by
consultants or their representative as well as the contractor.
c) Validation Test - To validate installation / adequacy of the installation of fixings. This is
usually proposed by the consultants to validate the quality of work by installers or
contractors.

GUIDELINES
1. Pull-out test result should meet the minimum required Design Load.
2. For anchors, Proof Resistance of 1.4 times the Recommended Resistance (Design
Resistance with reference to Fischer Handbook International) should be used as a
guideline. If there is anchor design calculation done by Fischer, the Design Resistance
should be used. For testing of non-Fischer anchor / cast-in channel, client is to provide
the references test load value.
3. For Anchor, Proof Resistance of 1.4 times the Recommended Resistance (Design
Resistance with reference to Fischer Handbook International) should be used as a
DEFIX CONCRETE PRODUCTS SDN BHD (986490-X)
No.8, Jalan PJS 5/26, Taman Desaria
PJS 5, Petaling Jaya
46000 Selangor, Malaysia
TELEPHONE +603-7773 2886 TELEFAX +603-7773 2889

guideline, provided that it does not exceed the ultimate service limit (95% of yield
strength of steel).

4. Thread engagement between fixing and coupler should be adequate to take the applied
load and for Ultimate Resistance Testing should be at least 1.5 x d, where d = nominal
diameter of the thread under test.

Fig. 1a Fig. 1b

5. The load-measuring gauge should be accurate to within 10% of the readings. This
equipment should be recalibrated annually / bi-annually, by a laboratory with load
measuring equipment whose calibration is traceable to national standards such as Sirim.
6. The consulting engineer requesting the tests should decide the number of tests required,
however, the following guidelines may be used as reference.

1. For Ultimate Resistance and derivation of Recommended Resistance in establishing


suitability of the fixing in a particular base material at least 3-5 tests should be carried
out.
2. For investigation test (mock up) and validation test, number of test is dependent on
consultants / contractors’ requirements.
DEFIX CONCRETE PRODUCTS SDN BHD (986490-X)
No.8, Jalan PJS 5/26, Taman Desaria
PJS 5, Petaling Jaya
46000 Selangor, Malaysia
TELEPHONE +603-7773 2886 TELEFAX +603-7773 2889

EQUIPMENTS

25kN Hydrajaws 2000 Pull Off Testing Equipment

The equipment is illustrated in the picture below. Setup of the tester can be vertical,
horizontal or at an angle depending on site condition. Analog display is used to monitor the
loading during the test.

Pull out on anchor bolt

Load Screw

Load Gauge

Leveling Bubble

Load Spreading Bridge


Adjustable Legs

Connection to Test Anchor


DEFIX CONCRETE PRODUCTS SDN BHD (986490-X)
No.8, Jalan PJS 5/26, Taman Desaria
PJS 5, Petaling Jaya
46000 Selangor, Malaysia
TELEPHONE +603-7773 2886 TELEFAX +603-7773 2889

50kN Hydrajaws 2050 Pull Off Testing Equipment

The equipment is illustrated in the picture below. Setup of the tester can be vertical,
horizontal or at an angle depending on site condition. Analog display is used to monitor the
loading during the test.

Pull out on anchor bolt

Load Screw

Load Gauge

Leveling Bubble

Load Spreading Bridge


Adjustable Legs

Connection to Test Anchor


DEFIX CONCRETE PRODUCTS SDN BHD (986490-X)
No.8, Jalan PJS 5/26, Taman Desaria
PJS 5, Petaling Jaya
46000 Selangor, Malaysia
TELEPHONE +603-7773 2886 TELEFAX +603-7773 2889

GENERAL TESTING PROCEDURE


General guideline of operating Fischer Hydrajaws Pull Off Tester may be different
depending on site condition & type of anchor to be tested. Detail operating instruction is
available under operation manual (upon request).

1. Client to identify test points onsite.


2. Surface of the surrounding anchor to be tested should be even and clear of obstructions
to allow fixing of load spreading bridge
3. Tighten up the specific size bolt adapter based on size of anchor to be tested.

4. Setting up Fischer Hydrajaws Pull Off Tester on the anchor and ensure load spreading
bridge is in leveled condition based on bubble level by manually adjust the adjustable
legs.

5. Ensure all locking nuts on load spreading bridge had been tighten accordingly.
6. Install the load gauge meter.
DEFIX CONCRETE PRODUCTS SDN BHD (986490-X)
No.8, Jalan PJS 5/26, Taman Desaria
PJS 5, Petaling Jaya
46000 Selangor, Malaysia
TELEPHONE +603-7773 2886 TELEFAX +603-7773 2889

7. Before the test, adjust the red pointer on the load gauge meter reading to zero.

8. Increase the loading by manually turning the load screw clockwise gradually until the
required test load is attained. Hold this load and observe any falling back of the gauge
pointer which would indicate movement and possible failure of the fastener. Record the
satisfactory load. The red pointer indicate the highest load achieved.
9. Release the load on the fastener by turning the operation handle anti-clockwise and
allowing the test jaw to return to the original position.
10. Maximum pull out load capacity dependent on model and are listed below:
a. Model 2000: 25kN maximum capacity
b. Model 2050: 50kN maximum capacity

TEST REPORT
1. After each test, a soft copy test report is produced to record the details. Soft copy report
will email to customer directly. Hard copy test report will only be prepared upon request
with additional charges applied. The original will be kept in Defix’s office for record
purposes.
2. Test report will include testing site details, personnel involvement, product information,
applications details, method and procedure of test, equipment info, reports, and
calibration certificates.
3. Test report lead time is 7 working days from date of testing

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