Basic material savings
The rising level of safety requirements for buildings in our increasingly industrialised and urbanised societies means it is essential we find new forms of risk monitoring and prevention. With infrastructure managers facing growing budgetary restrictions throughout the world, it is vital that we can ensure building soundness and security.
OPTIMISING INFRASTRUCTURE SOUNDNESS AND SECURITY
OSMOS, a subsidiary 70% owned by EREN, has developed accurate and dynamic fibre-optic technology that measures structure deformation. OSMOS solutions help optimise buildings’ operating conditions and prolong their life, thus avoiding engineering works that have a high economic and environmental impact.
HEALTH OF THE CONSTRUCTIONS
Created in 2001, OSMOS provides engineering solutions for monitoring buildings and infrastructures. Its cutting-edge technology based on the Optical String allows to transcribe in an extremely early stage the state of health of any structure. By optimizing the operating conditions of structures, OSMOS extends their lifespan, thus preventing heavy renovations with a strong economic and environmental impact.
INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT: LIMIT THE CONSUMPTION OF MATERIALS AND ENERGY
Extraction of raw materials, transformation, manufacture of intermediate materials, transport, construction, maintenance, recycling… The stages in the life cycle of a building or infrastructure consume resources. Preserving them requires taking care of our heritage.
Extending the life of buildings and optimizing the conditions of their transformation is now possible thanks to appropriate technical monitoring, allowing the identification of risks, the early detection of deformations and the monitoring of buildings during heavy restructuring works. The interest is threefold: to anticipate damaging incidents, to limit the consumption of materials and to extend the life of the structures. OSMOS thus offers its clients a decision-making tool that enables them to improve the management of operational risks, prioritize maintenance needs and minimize their costs. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
A UNIQUE MONITORING SYSTEM VIA OPTICAL FIBER
The “Corde OptiqueTM”, the result of 20 years of Research and Development and protected by more than 50 worldwide patents, allows its users to continuously monitor how the structure is behaving.
Deadweights, overloading or fatigue at sensitive points, climate variations, work nearby, etc. Cordes Optiques (Optical Strands) detect all types of stress a building may be subject to with unrivalled precision. The system constitutes a real health check-up and can be integrated into works at any time, including during their design and build. Intégralement fabriqués en France, les systèmes OSMOS ont des applications dans 25 secteurs d’activité, des ponts au parasismique, en passant par l’immobilier, les monuments historiques, les équipements industriels ou encore les parcs d’attractions. Entirely manufactured in France, OSMOS systems have applications in 25 business sectors, from bridges to anti-seismic activity, not to mention apartments, historic monuments, industrial equipment or even theme parks.
A UNIQUE SERVICE FOR A GLOBAL MARKET
Anticipating the risks of damage, extending buildings’ lifespan and supporting them as they are transformed together represent a fantastic source of savings for those that manage structures around the world.