Remote Ground Vibration Monitoring with RDL//Vibe Wireless Equipment
The RDL//Vibe is a complete ground vibration monitoring system - that offers wireless (mobile) connectivity, long battery life (usually 1 - 2 months), alarming (Email and SMS), and constant access to data online via the CDLSmartHub portal.
Caption Data began manufacturing the RDL//Vibe in 2012 and it was originally designed to be robust for use in harsh environments such as construction sites, yet simple to use and sensitive enough to capture low frequency vibrations.
Since 2012, RDL//Vibe ground vibration monitoring systems have been used on hundreds of construction sites to monitor vibration levels arising from activities such as: piling, demolition, blasting, excavation, heavy truck use as well as monitoring ground vibrations generated from road and rail traffic.
In addition, RDL//Vibe ground vibration monitoring equipment has been used to remotely monitor vibration levels in some of the UK's most prestigious buildings, landmarks such as the Natural History Museum and the most iconic lighthouse in the British Isles.
RDL//Vibe Ground Vibration Monitoring Features and Benefits
The RDL//Vibe was designed to offer a cost-effective ground vibration monitoring system to the construction industry.
Using remote vibration monitoring systems puts control back in the hands of project managers and contractors, who can now make informed decisions in real time about work methods that ensure minimal vibration impact from their operations on neighbouring buildings and structures.
When carrying out construction works which may produce vibration, all potential receptors must be considered, with particular attention paid to occupiers and users of buildings, hospitals or laboratories, as well as cosmetic or structural damage to buildings or heritage sites.
Companies are already requested to take care planning the sequence of works in order to minimise the transfer of vibration to neighbouring properties, and in some cases project managers are instructed to monitor ground borne vibrations, react and adjust work methods to ensure vibration levels are kept below specific levels.
As available space becomes tighter it will be imperative to protect surrounding properties from the effects of excessive vibration during such works, particularly in cities across the UK.
Piles are the permanent foundation support to so many different structures throughout the UK, so it is of great importance to know the likelihood of disruption that could be caused through installing piles in order to minimise or alleviate it altogether. An increasingly important aspect of project management during construction work, is to understand the impact of ground-borne vibration, on the surrounding community.
Most susceptible to damage from ground vibrations are fragile and historic buildings. A building’s response to ground-borne vibration is affected by various different factors and while a concern doesn’t always mean that there’s potential for damage, without an auditable trail of vibration data it can be difficult to link damage with a particular cause.
As available space becomes tighter it will be imperative to protect surrounding properties from the effects of excessive vibration levels arising from demolition works, particularly in cities, as well as on sites near historic building and sensitive structures such as railway viaducts, railway lines, hospitals, server rooms, electrical sub stations and gas mains.