Gravity Dams present several challenges, from foundation bearing strength during the design phase, to stable concrete cooling, and long-term health monitoring. With sensors that can measure temperature and strain, MS Barracuda’s SHM is the perfect solution to gravity dam monitoring. With all the factors combating dam infrastructure, rest assured that MS Barracuda’s market leading technology is here for your success.Learn More Get in Touch
Our expert team approaches each dam as a unique system, and will work with you to establish a successful monitoring program to suit the specific needs of your gravity dam.
Our objective is to provide actionable information, through MS Barracuda’s SHM system, to ensure the longevity and safety of the dam as well as optimizing its operational management.
MS Systems fiber-optic sensing systems, deployed in combination with FBG and a distributed fiber-optic sensing cable and MEMS, provides precise, real-time information on infrastructure changes.
Through successfully implementing monitoring systems across the world, we have the experience and expertise to tackle dam-monitoring projects both big and small.
We’d be happy to discuss your objectives with you and share how we can help set up a successful monitoring system for your gravity dam.
Data acquisition systems
Data transfer and storage mechanism
Data interpretation and diagnosis
MS Barracuda offers our customers a dam monitoring system that provides instant information to quickly and precisely determine problems as they arise, helping them make an informed decision.
MS Barracuda’s Distributed Structural Health Monitoring (DSHM) approach provides our customers with a complete solution, utilizing ultra-sensitive sensors, such as: MEMS, fiber optics, etc.
Monitor infrastructure degradation and receive warning notifications to perform preventative maintenance and ensure safety to the surrounding region.
Actively monitor the dam’s elements to accurately assess the current condition of the structure and establish a maintenance plan to perform repairs as needed.
Assure that the performance of your new or existing dam meets both design and code specifications.
Gain increased knowledge and insight about the materials and environmental impacts influencing your system.
Get an immediate status update about the dam’s health, including possible damage and failures, following adverse events.