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Bridge monitoring in Hamburg Port

Kattwyk Bridge is used for both rail and road transport, and it has played an important role in the Port of Hamburg since 1973. However, the increasing pressure from traffic requires a monitoring solution. The goal of the project is to assess in real-time the bridge's status and dynamic responses to traffic and lift processes.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Worldsensing
    Worldsensing is a technological company that specializes in wireless sensing technologies for both the Industrial and Smart Cities sectors. They provide customers with the tools to make the right operational decisions based on real-time intelligence. And their insights enable operators to understand the performance of distributed infrastructure, make predictions, improve efficiency and prevent disasters.Worldsensing uses wireless sensor technology and real-time software solutions to provide operational intelligence to operators and decision makers. They work with customers in more than 50 countries across 5 continents.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Transportation
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Maintenance
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Cellular
    Ethernet
    Other frequency
  • USE CASES
  • Structural Health Monitoring
    Structural health monitoring solutions ensure the safety and soundness of engineering structures such as a buildings and bridges. Structural health monitoring uses an assortment of sensors to collect and analyze data pertaining to any damage or deterioration that a structure may receive over the course of its life. The data that structural health monitoring systems acquire can help its users avoid structural failures and changes to the material and/or geometric properties of a structural system, including changes to the boundary conditions and system connectivity, which adversely affect the system's performance. The structural health monitoring process involves the observation of a system over time using periodically sampled response measurements from an array of sensors (often inertial accelerometers), the extraction of damage-sensitive features from these measurements, and the statistical analysis of these features to determine the current state of system health. For long term solutions, the output of this process is periodically updated information regarding the ability of the structure to perform its intended function in light of the inevitable aging and degradation resulting from operational environments. After extreme events, such as earthquakes or blast loading, health monitoring is used for rapid condition screening and aims to provide, in near real time, reliable information regarding the integrity of the structure.
  • CUSTOMER
  • Hamburg Port Authority

  • SOLUTION
  • Worldsensing's contribution involves assessing in real-time the status and dynamic behavior of Kattwyk Bridge. This is accomplished by the structural and environmental sensors that have been installed on the bridge and which provide real-time data on its structural responses to environmental factors and other day-to-day operations such as traffic. Hardware Components - Structural sensor - Strain gauge - Tiltmeter - Accelerometer - Environmental sensor

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Asset Performance, Asset Status Tracking, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Pressure, Weight
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Process Optimization - Remote Control]
    Real-time visibility,monitoring, and control of Kattwyk Bridge improve asset and resource efficiency.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]
    Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
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