LOS ANGELES, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Material Technologies,
Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MTTG) ("MATECH") was retained by the New Jersey
Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to inspect the Manahawkin Bay Bridge,
a steel girder bridge, using its Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS)
system. This structure is the only bridge traversing the Manahawkin Bay
providing access to Long Beach Island, and has previously documented cracks
at fatigue sensitive details. The overriding purpose for utilizing EFS as
an inspection tool at this bridge was to help NJDOT prioritize the repair
or replacement of the cracked members by determining the growth activity of
existing cracks, and in some cases determining the existence of cracks not
yet visually detectable.
During the inspections the EFS system was installed at visually
identified cracks, areas adjacent to crack repair locations, and at
additional locations that exhibited similar fatigue-prone details as those
already showing cracks. The EFS data analysis was used to determine whether
the documented fatigue cracks were still growing under ambient traffic
flow. In some cases the objective was to determine the effectiveness of
previous remediation efforts. Additionally, MATECH inspected some
geometrically similar locations, which had not been documented as cracked,
to determine whether cracking had developed in those areas.
Using the EFS system, it was determined that some of the existing
cracks were continuing to grow while others which had been arrested by
drill stops were not exhibiting active growth. In addition, actively
growing cracks that had not previously been documented were identified with
the EFS system. This will allow the agency to make repairs at these
locations before they become more expensive problems, to more effectively
MATECH CEO Robert M. Bernstein commented: "We are extremely pleased to
demonstrate our EFS to the NJDOT. I am confident that the EFS will help the
State to detect growing cracks in their steel bridges, greatly increasing
their transportation infrastructure safety and to realize cost savings in
their bridge maintenance budgets."
About Material Technologies, Inc: (MTTG.OB)
MATECH is an engineering, research and development company specializing
in technologies to measure microscopic fractures and flaws in metal
structures and monitor metal fatigue in real time. The company's leading
edge metal fatigue detection, measurement and monitoring solutions can
accurately test the integrity of metal structures and equipment including
bridges, railroads, airplanes, ships, cranes, power plants, mining
equipment, piping systems and heavy iron.
MATECH owns the only nondestructive testing technology able to find
growing cracks as small as 0.01 inches -- critical information that allows
structural engineers to isolate and repair the more than 100,000 steel
bridges in the US which have been classified as structurally deficient or
functionally obsolete by the Federal Highway Administration. MATECH has
exclusive rights to seven patents along with $8.3 million in already
completed contracts from the US Government for research, testing and
validation of its innovative solutions.
To hear more about MTTG from CEO/President Robert M. Bernstein go to:
http://www.publiccoreport.net/featured/MTNA/company.asp or visit the
company's website at http://www.matechcorp.com .
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