The applications of the Move Solutions monitoring system are several, covering many solutions. By having different sensor types, suitable for both dynamic and static monitoring, it is possible to apply the system on any structure that may be affected in some way by aging or structural degradation, especially if subject to stress.
On all bridges, overpasses and viaducts, Move devices have of their main applications. It is possible to monitor the reaction to ordinary traffic and notice the passing of something heavier, observe aging and structural deformation, understand any deterioration by detecting frequency changes and much more.
Static measurement can monitor roads and tunnels, and combined with dynamic measurement it can be applied on vertical buildings subject to gusts of wind, such as dams under the pressure of the watercourse which causes rapid vibrations and slow deformations.
Construction or working sites with temporary structures or in partial construction, subject to great stress, such as industrial production plants, are situations of great interest for the Move monitoring system.
The system: how it works
In the Move Monitoring System, several sensors detect different types of stresses and any morphological/structural changes of the monitored site, to have a clear view of the situation.
All the data detected by the sensors are transmitted via the LoRaWAN protocol to the receiving Gateway: it is a control unit that has the purpose to collect all the data transmitted by the sensor network and forwarding it to the online servers, through cellular connection.
At this point, the information can be viewed on the Move Cloud Platform, useful to constantly check the health status of the structure and to create a history of data that can be consulted at any time.
Thanks to this full wireless feature, the installation operation is very easy. Considering the wireless communication and the battery power, the devices are closed boxes with no incoming or outgoing wires, on whose back there is an installation plate. So, the device can be installed with four simple screws and wall plugs in the desired surface. There are also other installation solutions, for example with metal bands for poles. The devices and the receiving gateway are delivered already set and configured and already switched on. After installation, the gateway must be turned on to immediately have the monitoring system online, displayed on the Move cloud platform.
Cloud management platform
The Cloud platform can display data anywhere and on any device, constantly monitoring the state of the structure, showing the oscillation trends and mathematically relating them to each other. Moreover, the software checks the change of the structure over time by monitoring its degradation over months and years.
Through this system, regarding the data acquired with Deck, it is possible, for any event recorded, to view oscillation amplitudes, temperatures and frequencies (through the FFT algorithms). Continuous and in-depth analysis is done to estimate the type and intensity of stress.
Specific Examples Of Applications
Monitoring of bridges, overpasses and railway bridges:
Health monitoring of the structure
Monitoring of traffic profiles and anomalous oscillations
Monitoring of load-bearing elements such as piles, beams and spans
Structural solidity monitoring
Monitoring of dangerous oscillations and seismic verification
Dam deformation monitoring
Monitoring of efforts
Underground works monitoring:
Monitoring of underground works during excavations
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