ST-LAMBERT, QC, July 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Roctest Ltd. "Group Roctest"
(TSX: RTT) announces the immediate introduction of the new SensCore product
line, dedicated to the monitoring of corrosion in reinforced concrete
structures. The SensCore system is a wireless sensor network, designed to
detect and predict the onset of steel corrosion in concrete. The system
consists of sensors, dataloggers and a measurement hub that concentrates the
data from several dataloggers and transmits it to a central database, where it
can be accessed by the authorized users. The sensors are able to measure
several parameters, which are critical to evaluate the present and future risk
of rebar corrosion in concrete. In particular the corrosion current and the
concrete humidity are measured at several depths between the concrete surface
and the rebar depth, to analyze the progression of the corrosion front as well
as evaluate the performance of hydrophobic coatings.
The sensors are extremely simple to deploy and can transmit their data
wirelessly to the measurement hub, thus eliminating the need to install any
wiring in the structure to be monitored. Because of its modular design, this
system is adapted to structures of all sizes, from a small overpass to a long
tunnel and can be installed in both new and existing structures. The SensCore
system integrates seamlessly with all present Roctest, Télémac and SMARTEC
product lines, based on electrical, vibrating wire or fiber optics
technologies. It is therefore possible to combine several technologies in
order to implement an optimal monitoring network for any type of structure,
being it a bridge, a building, a tunnel, a dam or any other concrete
structure. The SensCore System ties into Roctest's SDB database system,
providing a unified display and interface to all monitoring data, regardless
of the underlying sensing technologies.
The SensCore system has been developed in cooperation with a leading
Swiss University and has already being deployed on tens of structures,
including the I35 St. Antony Falls Bridge in Minneapolis recently instrumented
by Roctest. "Corrosion is one of the leading concerns in reinforced concrete
structures and often limits their durability" said Daniele Inaudi, Roctest's
CTO, "it is therefore advantageous to complement the current monitoring
strategies with a direct measurement of the corrosion progression".
"The SensCore system ideally expands our growing toolbox of sensing
systems" added François Cordeau, Roctest's CEO, "further positioning our
Company as the leading provider of Structural Health Monitoring solutions".
The SensCore system will be distributed by Roctest, Télémac and SMARTEC.
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Roctest designs, manufactures and markets sensors and high-precision
measuring instruments for the civil engineering, energy, healthcare and
industrial control markets. The Company is recognized for its leading- edge
technology, the quality of its technical expertise and its product development
capabilities for challenging and demanding environments. Its products are
mainly sold internationally. The shares of the Company are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol RTT.
For further information:
For further information: François Cordeau, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Roctest Ltd., (450) 465-1113, email@example.com, www.roctest.com