A Highly Advanced Non-Nuclear Asphalt Density Gauge
AASHTO T343 and ASTM D7113
The InstroTek NoNuke is a highly advanced dielectric asphalt density gauge specifically designed to increase accuracy and dependability. The NoNuke’s unique algorithm automatically corrects and alerts the operator of issues like surface-roughness, temperature, and presence of moisture that can negatively affect the accuracy and repeatability of test results.
The NoNuke’s multiple innovative sensors can automatically correct for surface-roughness by varying signal depth along the asphalt layer. Unique placed internal and external temperature sensors measure gauge and pavement temperatures to ensure the gauge is within the operating temperature and advanced temperature corrections are applied to density measurements. Moisture presence warning also will alert the operator of high moisture content in the asphalt pavement while the non-contact warning assures the gauge is positioned correctly and making proper contact with the asphalt pavement. These unique and innovative system checks are built into the NoNuke to continually monitor its environment and produce the best and most accurate test results.
Go Beyond the Surface!
The NoNuke has a large 13-inch diameter measurement area and multiple sensors that can penetrate the pavement surface up to 5-inches (125 mm). These features work together to produce a large field of measurement. This large field of measurement allows the NoNuke to have the best density resolution and will more effectively pick up changes in density or percent compaction in the asphalt layer.
Easy to Use, Easy to Own!
The NoNuke’s lightweight design and rugged exterior make it easy to use even in the harshest environments. A simple and intuitive user-friendly software design allows the user to enter material, project, and target density information quickly. The QuickTest button located at the top of the gauge handle can take readings and display the results on a large 4-line LCD that is viewable from any angle and in direct sunlight.
The NoNuke mobile application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and can capture data, display test results, and create reports from any Android Smartphone or tablet. Users can download, print or email test results for quick and easy sharing. Other features of the NoNuke App include reporting of GPS coordinates, customized reports with client information and company logos, and a camera function that allows the operator to take a picture of the testing location. The NoNuke App is available free for all InstroTek gauge users.
The NoNuke requires NO license, special transportation requirements or radioactive certifications.
InstroTek has 100 years of combined experience in density measurement and development. InstroTek’s scientists and engineers have been developing density gauges for decades. InstroTek's technical team started developing a non-nuclear asphalt density gauge almost 10 years ago with the goal of improving the currently available technology and reducing the uncertainty of dielectric density measurements.
- Meets and exceeds the requirement of ASTM D7113 and AASHTO T343
- No license or radioactive certification required
- Free Android App for management and reporting of project data
- Faster and easier to use
- Automatic and embedded surface roughness correction models
- Automatic bad contact and excessive moisture alerts
- Capable of storing large amounts of data
- Data download via USB