Examination of the Pilodyn as a non-destructive test method for detecting decay in CCA treated eucalypt poles
L E Leightley
Below groundline condition of 274 CCA treated eucalypt poles comprising 13 different species was examined using 6 and 12 Joule Pilodyn units with 2 and 2.5 mm diameter pins. The data obtained was used to calculate regressions of density on pin penetration. A decrease in density was accompanied by an increase in pin penetration. The best correlation was found using the 6 Joule, 60 x 2.5 mm² diameter pin. The results are discussed with comments on future work with the Pilodyn.