Structural monitoring at iconic lighthouse Eddystone

The winter storms early in 2014 were some of the most severe recorded in South West England. Coincidentally, during this period Plymouth University’s School of Marine Science and Engineering have been using vibration monitoring equipment from Caption Data limited, to measure the dynamic structural response of Eddystone Lighthouse’s tower under various stress loads ranging from…

Real time vibration monitoring on construction sites

With an ever increasing list of checkboxes, hoops to jump through, safety requirements, and along with a focus on sustainable and socially friendly operations in civil and structural engineering, remote monitoring systems can offer a range of benefits. Remote monitoring systems can offer real time access to data from construction and groundwork activities such as…

Earthquakes in New Zealand felt by remote monitoring systems

Two earthquakes struck in New Zealand last week. Coincidently a New Zealand-based customer had the Nano ULTRA-Vibe online, testing for vibrations, and what better clarification that the shock and vibration monitoring system works than capturing vibrations during two earthquakes within 50km of the system locations. The earthquakes which each registered as 4.9 on the Richter…

More than double the field-life and double the intelligence

Introducing the new and improved RDL//Vibe – with a host of improvements based on growing customer feedback! A common challenge faced by RDL//Vibe users is in the lack of power availability – to overcome the challenge, our remote shock and vibration monitoring system, the RDL//Vibe has always been battery powered as standard and optimised for…

RDL//Vibe with improved battery performance lasts over 12 months

Innovative shock and vibration monitoring equipment, the RDL//Vibe now has new technology to boost its service life on the job, to make it last longer. These units are often run using their self contained batteries for ease of commissioning in “robust” environments such as construction sites as well as remote and hard to reach sites. To…

Why should you be remotely monitoring shock and vibration?

All sorts of structures can suffer from shock and vibration. From major iconic structures to regular houses and factories near sources of disturbance like construction sites; and whether the cause is new construction or renovations, piling or groundworks, demolition or heavy vehicles – remote shock and vibration monitoring can limit liability for damage to structures and…

Peak Particle Velocity and vibration monitoring with the RDL//Vibe

Shock and vibration monitoring has historically been measured in pure Velocity, this was falling short in terms of compliance with the needs of civil engineering and construction professionals and also current British Standards (BS6472-1.2008, DIN-4150-3-1999, and ISO 4866:2010) The RDL//Vibe, remote shock and vibration monitoring equipment acquires shock data in Velocity (mm/s) then derives acceleration (g),…