Infrastructure as a Service is coming
You'd better be well equipped!
As the construction world suffers from low margins, the world of 'Smart Cities' emerges. The end result will be smart infrastructure, that will be made available to its users or authorities through a subscription model: Infrastructure as a Service. This model will increase financial resilience, but needs a dedicated tool for close follow-up and monitoring of how the assets are doing and where to intervene to avoid standstill. The end result is an infrastructure that is continuously in an optimal shape, with minimal maintenance costs and a maximal operational life: ultimate sustainability.
Availability is key !
Reduce failures & risks
When operating in a recurring income model, availability is key. Major repair works are a nightmare for owners and users. These are avoided by acting exactly when necessary: at the moment where the degradation is still in an early stage. In a DBFM or PPP scheme a reduced availability directly hits the bottom-line. This is avoided using a dedicated monitoring platform that provides learning based on historical data to generate predictions on the asset health. Replace expensive and lengthy inspections & maintenance jobs by targeted and short data driven inspections and repairs.
Know the actual remaining lifetime and asset value
Data is power
Infrastructure is built to serve the community for a long time. Traffic loads and usage types however evolve continuously: supertrucks, autonomous cars, climate change... As such predictions on actual operational life become increasingly challenging. Assessments on remaining lifetime and maintenance needs have to be based on true loads and usage, not on assumptions from the design phase. This is a prerequisite for proper lifetime extension or when designing and executing of necessary repair or reinforcement jobs. The integrated approach ultimately determines the capital value of the asset. You'd better do this continuously and with the smallest possible degree of uncertainty: through monitoring.
Create a true Digital Twin
Combine data and models to increase knowledge
Structural and Finite Element models are essential tools to design structures and predict their operational performance. Actual behaviour however always deviates due to imperfect knowledge of surrounding conditions and inhomogeneities in materials and joints. A Digital Twin is the ideal tool to track the structure over its entire lifecycle. Sensor-based continuous follow-up allows the owner to match the Twin’s behaviour with what is actually happening. Combining physics and data science allows operators to engage in profound asset criticality analysis.
Perform maintenance ... in time!
And avoid disaster
A visible crack in the concrete surface may be an indication that things are not going as planned. Most often it is not enough to just cover it up. Cracks in concrete originate from internal disintegration, corrosion or (external) stresses. Based on multi-aspect monitoring, dedicated sensors and the appropriate correlation analysis you can solve the root cause rather than treat the symptoms. Recent incidents such as the one Genoa, Italy (Morandi bridge) can be perfectly avoided if a proper continuous follow-up is implemented.
What InfraLytics brings to the table
InfraLytics®️ is a turnkey, end-to-end infrastructure integrity management solution that combines state-of-the-art sensors with comprehensive data ingestion, profound data analysis methods and insightful dashboarding. Making use of advanced data science approaches such as trained Neural Network models as well as well-known physical laws describing for example fatigue life consumption advanced insights are generated, continuously.
Unlock value from data lakes
InfraLytics®️ continuously and automatically combines and analyses data from multiple sources to provide hands-on diagnostics & recommendations for asset maintenance:
Retrofit your existing assets
InfraLytics®️ can be installed on your existing assets and provides insight on deterioration phenomena which have been undetected so far. All required hardware is easy to install and can be operational within hours.
Open & Vendor Agnostic product
Why stick to a single provider of SHM sensors, data acquisition system or data provider? Reap the benefits from selecting the right technology for each phenomena or application. Whether you need to integrate existing, legacy sensors or you want to combine multiple cutting-edge sensors together, all data is treated and stored in uniform ways.
Our data acquisition systems are based on industry-class hardware with open and standardized protocols for I/O and control.
Keep an overview on your portfolio's integrity from our browser-based InfraLytics®️ dashboard. Combined with additional data sources as BIM, weather, SCADA or traffic information, the integrity data is processed and analysed to provide valuable decision support.
Through big data analysis & machine learning, the multi-parameter data is converted into clear ROI and remaining lifetime insights. Well-planned and executed actions are executed based on data, not on opinions.
Relevant phenomena are: Concrete Cracks, Fatigue, Traffic loads, Corrosion, Bolt tension, Weather impact, Stray currents, Ground water movements, Inclination, Concrete cancer, ASR, Tilt, Deformation, Currents, pH, Temperature, Pressure, Settlement, Strains...
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