SMARTEC SA – Switzerland is the leader in the development, production and implementation of advanced complete monitoring of structures. The products and services stand out through inovation, quality, ease of use and durability.

 

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SMARTEC's measurement technologies normally use optical fiber transducers which bring the following advantages:

  1. Long life-time (more than 30 years) while maintaining their characteristics.
  2. Measurements not influenced by external perturbations (electromagnetic fields, vibration, radio waves, electrical discharges, humidity, etc).
  3. Not influenced by corosion and chemical substances.
  4. Multifunctional.
  5. High temperature resistent.
  6. No need for electrical power supply.
  7. No moving elements.
  8. Suitable for environments with fire and explosion hazard.
  9. Can be manufactured in very small size for fitting narrow spaces.
  10. Can perform long distance measurements.
  11. Compatible with optical fiber data transmission networks
  12. The cost/performance ratio is very good.

Directly or indirectly measured parameters:

  1. Stress
  2. Temperature
  3. Deformation
  4. Pressure
  5. Force
  6. Acceleration
  7. Rotation
  8. Humidity
  9. Chemical concentration

Sensors can be used for punctual measurement, multipunctual on the same optical fiber or distributed (they measure stress and temperature along the whole lenght of the sensor, that can reach more than 10km).

 

Bridges


Concrete monitoring in the drying period

GlobalViewMonitoring of stresses, displacements, deformations, cracks, vibrations, concrete - steel interaction, long term deformation

Post earthquake evaluation 

Yield speed monitoring

 

 

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Buildings

Wall and pillars stress and strain monitoring
Detecting earthquake damages
Cracks monitoring
Tunnels under construction monitoring

 

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Dams

Foundation and concrete state monitoring
Local displacement monitoring
Spatial displacement measuring and analysis (curvings)
Infiltrations monitoring
Temperature distribution measurement

 

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Tunnels
Convergency monitoring, displacements monitoring
Multipunctual optical extensometers
Gunite and prefabricated arches evaluation
Ramming evaluation
Portal monitoring
Fire detection

 

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Geotehnics
Rock and soil alteration measurements
Pillar monitoring (Axial/transverse displacement, abrasion)
Foundation monitoring
Underground temperature monitoring
Mine monitoring

 

Pipes, Industrial Plants, Ships, Research
Monitoring and measurement of local and global stresses, displacements, inclinations, vibrations
Detecting leakages with distributed temperature sensors
Strain measurement
Pressure measurement

Flaw detection within electric power equipment and electrical wires