Learn more about your structures, so you can make the best decisions
Our keys for maintaining serviceability
- Identification of overloads
- Targeting of structural issues and the necessary work
- Verification of the sizing of load-bearing elements
- Estimation of the long-term lifetime of the structure
Does the structure’s operation meet the required standards?
The improper operation of infrastructure or equipment can cause structural problems. The consequences in terms of budgetary and security are substantial, such as restrictions on use, reduced reliability, and necessary repairs. However, many solutions are available that can anticipate these critical situations.
When positioned where structural phenomena occur, OSMOS technologies use objective criteria to continuously track the structural deformation of all or part of a structure with a high degree of precision – even during operation.
Such monitoring enables a detailed analysis of the equipment’s usage and identifies any corrective actions that may need to be implemented, in order to limit wear and ensure optimal performance levels.
Structural integrity controls
- Identification of structural weak points
- Verification of any problems
- Corroboration of equipment fitness for service
Dispelling doubts monitoring
Is reinforcement needed or not? And if so, can I delay that work?
Many situations can compel a property manager to reflect upon the health of his/her assets. OSMOS’s expertise allows us to offer innovative monitoring solutions for each of these issues.
First, monitoring is defined for the physical parameters of the most vulnerable parts of the structure. Next, a sufficiently-long measurement period allows us to analyze whether behavior is stable, or if any drift has emerged.
In addition, under certain conditions, we are able to predict the future health of the structure.
Oversight of construction work and prevention of consequences from adjacent structures
- Monitoring of construction work
- Measurement of the effects of adjacent structures
- Monitoring of load testing
Monitoring for maintenance and rehabilitation
Will the construction work make any structural changes that will generate unsustainable efforts for certain structural elements?
The wide range of sensors we use, in combination with their flexibility, allows for the continuous instrumentation of all of the physical and mechanical parameters that may be affected by the work. Thus, by judiciously arranging them on the critical points of the structure, any unusual changes in behavior can be detected in real time. A more detailed post-processing analysis will then highlight less obvious changes, making it possible to assess the structure’s state of health.
In addition, we can provide an ad-hoc analysis of the structure under a controlled load.
Operational control of industrial facilities
- Prevention of breakdowns
- Identification of overloads
- Verification of wear and tear on the elements
- Identification of weak points and any necessary replacements
- Estimation of long-term lifetime of the facilities
Monitoring of industrial facilities
Are the industrial facilities being used correctly?
The installation of our monitoring system in industrial facilities helps to keep them operational. The system monitors the facilities’ actual behavior during operations. The resulting real-time measurements of deformations and constraints make it an appropriate tool – as a supplement to real-time monitoring – for conducting periodic and/or ad-hoc testing, in order to produce a detailed behavioral record.
As a result, the role of this monitoring system is to improve how the facilities are run, bolster decision-making regarding conditions of use, and guide the client’s future management of the facilities.
Monitoring of climatic hazards and seismic impacts
- Verification of return to normal following structural stresses
- Verification of continued serviceability
Crisis management monitoring
Are the affected structures still serviceable? If so, what reinforcement work is required?
Sometimes, managers have to deal with crisis situations. This is the case during natural disasters, but also fires and accidents. In this context, how can you make the right decisions if you do not have the relevant information? Our continuous structural monitoring solutions are designed to meet this need.
When positioned where structural phenomena occur, OSMOS technologies use objective criteria to continuously track the structural deformation of all or part of a structure with a high degree of precision – even if damaged. The client is notified whenever a threshold is exceeded, and then a team of specialized engineers will support the client until the situation has stabilized.