Efficient use of raw materials
Increasing demands for building safety in our progressively industrialised and urbanised societies make it essential to find new forms of risk monitoring and prevention. Due to growing budgetary constraints for infrastructure managers around the world, it is imperative to be able to ensure the health and safety of the built environment.
OPTIMISING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF INFRASTRUCTURES
EREN Industries’ subsidiary, OSMOS, has developed a technology for the dynamic and precise measurement of structural deformation using optical fibres. OSMOS solutions optimise the operating conditions of structures and extend their life, thus avoiding work with a high environmental and economic impact.
STRUCTURAL MONITORING OF BUILDINGS
Founded in 2001, OSMOS provides engineering solutions for monitoring buildings and infrastructures. Its cutting-edge technology, based on the Optical Cord, enables the state of health of any structure to be recorded at an extremely early stage. By optimising the operating conditions of structures, OSMOS extends their life, thus preventing heavy renovations with a strong economic and environmental impact.
INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT: CONSERVING 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 depletes resources. Preserving them means protecting our heritage.
Extending the life of buildings and optimising the conditions for their transformation is now viable thanks to appropriate technical monitoring, making it possible to identify risks, detect deformations early on and check buildings during major restructuring work. The interest is threefold: to anticipate damaging incidents, to conserve materials and to extend the life of structures. OSMOS therefore offers its clients a decision-making tool which enables them to improve the management of operational risks, prioritise maintenance needs and minimise their costs.
A UNIQUE FIBRE OPTIC MONITORING TECHNOLOGY
The “Optical CordTM”, the result of 20 years of Research and Development and protected by more than 50 worldwide patents, allows the continuous monitoring of a structure’s behaviour.
Self-weight, overloading or fatigue of sensitive points, climatic variations, work in the vicinity, etc. The Optical Cord detects all types of stresses experienced by a structure with unparalleled precision. The system creates a complete health record, which can provide vital structural information at any time, including during design and construction. Entirely manufactured in France, OSMOS systems have applications in 25 sectors of activity, from bridges to earthquake resistance, including real estate, historical monuments, industrial facilities and amusement parks.
A UNIQUE SERVICE FOR A GLOBAL MARKET
Anticipating the risks of deterioration, extending the life of structures and supporting them in their transformation represents a tremendous source of savings for structure managers throughout the world.