Applications

FAQ

Can OSMOS sensors be used for monitoring bridges?

OSMOS sensors have been designed for monitoring bridges. Depending on the type of information required, they allow for the collection of the parameters for immediate use: the level of safety at all times, extension of the useful life of the bridge, optimisation of the maintenance. Such parameters may consist of the maximum deflection at mid-span, shear stressstrain, compression stress in support pillars, rotation at the extremities of supporting beams, monitoring traffic, determining its natural frequency, static/dynamic measurements rations.

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How can the deflection point mid-span be measured on a bridge?

Such parameters may consist of the maximum deflection at mid-span, shear stressstrain, compression stress in support pillars, rotation at the extremities of supporting beams, monitoring traffic, determining its natural frequency, static/dynamic measurements rations.

By integrating this function twice, we are able to calculate the horizontal and/or vertical deformations of the bridge. All this data is automatically processed by our software.

Bridges entail all kinds of construction materials, geometrical shapes and contexts. Since the OSMOS system can be used for the whole range of engineering structures, it can also be used for all kinds of structures.

Can OSMOS sensors be used with Weight in Motion Systems (WIMS)?

The OSMOS group has perfected a process which makes it possible to enter and classify in real time all relevant information on a particular section of road per traffic load, with advantages such as: the traffic is neither asked to slow down or to stop, speed is measured, the offending vehicles are identified, the system is reliable and robust in the long-term, the cost is attractive.

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Is it possible to measure the tension of pre-stress cables?

OSMOS sensors can be placed directly in the pre-stressing hose, when it is being installed, or on the matter which encases it.

Can OSMOS sensors be used for testing pile stakes?

Yes, they can be used during load trials carried out to obtain the final load capacity, the pile stake peak load, the lateral distribution of friction and, on the basis of how deep the pile stake is embedded, its lateral displacement.

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Can OSMOS sensors be used in load trials?

Yes, the OSMOS group supplies the most reliable and most precise method of guaranteeing that the real bearing capacity of a support area corresponds to that required by regulations.

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Are OSMOS sensors suitable for monitoring around railway tracks?

Yes, the OSMOS system is particularly highly recommended for the premature detection of the subsidence which may occur underneath railway tracks.

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Are OSMOS sensors suitable for monitoring historic buildings?

The system is totally suitable, owing to the following properties:

  • Embedded with the aim of being used for years, it is long-lasting.
  • It is safe: no electric current is involved, therefore there is no risk of sparks.
  • It is discreet: the general public is highly unlikely to see the sensors.
  • The fact that there is a long-measurement range makes it possible to bridge over local conditions, situations and circumstances and to ensure that measurements are reliable, even on varying construction materials (e.g. masonry).

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Are OSMOS sensors suitable for monitoring traditional buildings?

Yes, owing to its very wide range of products and prices, the OSMOS system can be used to monitor all types of buildings from skyscrapers to small houses.

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Are OSMOS sensors suitable for monitoring in major building projects?

OSMOS has developed and perfected an automated monitoring system for clients who are in charge of overseeing large building works on a regular basis.

What training to I need in order to be able to use the OSMOS system?

In order to use the OSMOS system efficiently, it is necessary just to read the different manuals. We suggest, however, that in order to ensure that our system is not damaged during installation and that, once installed, it offers a high performance, you consider contracting OSMOS or one of our associate companies for the initial installation and connection on siteAre the OSMOS optical sensors adapted to monitoring large-scale.