Historic buildings, monuments and elements are a very important part of the artistic, architectonic and cultural heritage. ENVIRA has developed a solution for the structural health monitoring of the heritage, to assess the structural safety and possible pathologies of this kind of buildings in real time.
The system includes:
The monitoring system, based on IoT technology, is conducted in very short periods of time, thus providing real-time information to make the decision making quicker and closer to the moment.
Physicochemical damage monitoring
Due to the morphology of the heritage structures, whose construction material is usually made of stone or stone with mortar, it is important to monitor physicochemical damage.
The structural health monitoring of heritage solution consists on the installation of a wireless sensor network that allows studying physicochemical damage, measuring variables such as temperature, relative humidity, dew temperature, moisture content, absolute humidity, temperature amplitude, humidity amplitude or levels of polluting gases. It is also possible to install sensors to monitor dilatations, corrosion, molds or oxides.
Mechanical damage monitoring
Taking into account the present and/or future damages that can become a hazard for the stability of historic buildings or cause any harm to their users, several sensors are set up in the relevant points:
The following sensors are included:
Thanks to this heritage structural health monitoring system, remote supervision with accurate data is possible, the information stored can be assessed and the cracks can be acted upon with foresight.
These data provide:
A warning system can be set up so that, in case the threshold measurements or definable percentages are surpassed, a warning e-mail or SMS is sent to the users of the system.
Open solution, integrable with external developments at any level (device, connectivity, CLOUD or user application).
An unlimited number of devices can be included in future extensions.
High-reliable and available data in real time.
Complete adaptation and integration with different types of buildings.
Creation of data history.