Health Monitoring solution Preventing failures in civil structures
Monitoring the health of a civil structure is essential for tracking aging, observing any structural change and preventing collapses, especially for structures subject to stress, such as bridges, dams or historical architectures.
With a network of IoT sensors, it is possible to set up practically any structure and monitor it remotely 24 hours a day.
The goal is to be able to monitor any structure with an easy-to-install, low-cost battery-powered wireless sensor system. There is no need to lay wiring, and it is possible to leave devices on the structure for years and collect a large amount of data to model its behaviour.
The characteristics of the solution to achieve are the following:
Move Solutions took up the challenge and developed a line of devices called Deck, that meet all the requirements mentioned.
The products have an innovative technology patented by Move, for which it can measure the displacement of the point where it is applied. It is low noise, low power and with an accuracy equal to that of the interferometric radar (0.01 mm), but with a cost about 100 times lower. It also measures temperature and vibration frequency and then relates all these data over time. More traditional sensors have also been developed with the same communicative heart such as accelerometers, inclinometers, crack meters and more.
Summarizing the solution characteristics:
With continuous Structure Health Monitoring (SHM), structural engineers can view the health status of a structure from anywhere and at any time. They can be alerted by an alarm for an anomalous event and can schedule maintenance or safety measures in advance to avoid excessive ageing, damage or collapsing of the structure.
With the application of this system, it is possible to guarantee top-level safety standards with a negligible cost; preventing disasters, saving human lives, optimizing investments, and having a clear situation of all the structures for which you are responsible.