During the decades following year 2000, structures build has been higher, wider, thinner, or longer than ever before, and have been facing ever increasing demands. When nature at the same time have been producing weather and circumstances that have not been seen before, structural monitoring is more important than ever.
When preparing for the erecting of a structure, process is important. When you have established a “ground zero” sensors will tell you if any of the parameters move out of bounds, or even toward a boundary set. During the entire building process, monitoring this data is crucial to the success of the project.
Structural feedback can consist of many different data. For the foundation, level of vibration gives you knowledge of the continued homogeneously of the concrete and will let you know how it reacts to environmental impacts, both long terms, but also live views to monitor during high impact situations, earthquakes, high winds and the like.
Raising higher into the structure, motion analyzing will give you the data needed to ensure the safety of the entire building and everyone inside and around. Vibration sensors throughout the entire construction will deliver data vital for the understanding of the condition of the structure. It will let you know how the building reacts on tower sway and live feedback will give you an advantage when making decisions to avoid critical situations.
Dams gets impacted by pressure, wind and quakes, all which influence the structure in different ways. Large structures like stadiums or arenas have a very large surface, and warmth from the sun together with cold from the ground, create situations where the structure moves in different ways. Sometimes empty, sometimes filled with many tons of people watching sport or listening to music or the like. Its impossible to fully counter this but understanding how it impacts the structure gives you the edge to avoid structural failure and collapse with catastrophic consequences.
KPM100 can deliver angular feedback in all 3 directions simultaneously, angular velocity and acceleration in just one sensor. With multiple sensors throughout the structure, these data will give you a complete overview of any motion the structure does.
KPV100/200 will give you the vibration data needed to understand the impact that different conditions have on the structure. Impact of high wind, load on the structure, elevator motion and more, and it will detect even the slightest motion of the foundation and the load-bearing structure and provide live and historical data for the user to analyze. Data from different structures can even be compared and used, making the data base of knowledge even larger and more complete.