Developed at 3S’TECH facilities
The CRACKOMETER® is an evolution of the devices used nowadays for the fissure control. The sensor autonomously controls the progression of the cracl through the time is monitored by displaying the paramenters through 3STECH’s DASHBOARD. The data shown the historical of the displacements of the crack, the temperature, pressure and ambient humidity. It is also possible to visualize in the graphs, the direct relationship between temperature and displacements.
The CRACKOMETER® is a plug and play device, the user receives it ready to install and controls the evolution of the structure through the platform, with the possibility of configuring an alarm system for threshold values defined by the customer, which they would receive on their mobile phone.
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There is a great need for safer civil structures. New technologies improve structural deficiencies detection and/or risk conditions so that actions can be taken before it is too late. At the same time, there is a continuous need to reduce the maintenance and operating costs of the infrastructure throughout its lifetime, and to extend it as much as possible.
P-TER, short for Post-Tension Extensiometric Readings, is primarily an innovative Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) solution for post-tensioned concrete structures. P-TER, is a tool developed and patented by 3S’TECH for easy and fast instrumentation of the stresses applied in the stressings. Using as an example the post tensioning, it is applied on a certain number of tendons during the construction process (Test Field) allowing to read the exact tension applied during the stressing and its losses. In this way, the results can be applied statistically to the rest of the tendons in the work, so that the real results can be asserted, correcting the total number of tendons to be installed and the most optimum stressing to be applied, knowing the exact losses.
Online visualization, predictions and alarms in an intuitive cloud-based dashboard.
The Cloud platform supports and centralizes the monitoring of the structures. With a suitable Instrumentation Project (both with own and external sensors), the “3S’TECH LIVE” Dashboard provides continuous monitoring of the structural health of projects in real-time, both in construction phases and in existing structures and buildings. Monitoring of different reading parameters (tension, vibration, displacements, loads, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc…) and the subsequent data processing by 3S’TECH’s Senior Technicians, result in very easy and quick reading of graphics and data so that the client has an agile reading and control of conclusions.
With the advanced implementation of analysis algorithms based on Predictive Modelling, Statistical Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence techniques, 3S’TECH offers a powerful online tool that allows to control and monitor in a passive way the structural health of critical assets.
Agreed thresholds, signal warnings and/or alarms will reach anyone as ordered by the client. Also, different communication channels (SMS, Whatsapp, e-mail, Telegram…) or on-site alarms (light ando/or sound) can be programmed according to specific thresholds and schedules.
Monitored Structure Example
UHPFRC test simulation example for the Structures III GATE course at the University of Girona
Often there is no procedure or sensor for a certain purpose, but this does not limit us to innovation and development.
In collaboration with AMADE, EXIT and other companies in the sector, we develop sensor-based product lines initially as a support tool, and then turn them into a business line with its own entity to respond to the needs of the sector.
It is necessary to know the behaviour of a material in the face of loads, radiation, elements and other conditions; 3S’TECH can clarify unknowns in an experimental way and in a controlled environment before proceeding to its use.
We have successfully applied these techniques, in situ or in laboratory conditions, to problems as diverse as the characterization of new and pre-existing concretes, the connection behavior between materials subjected to fatigue, the quantification of efforts in structures in use, etc.