Advanced Sensors and IoT Drive Opportunities in the Aerospace, Civil Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, and Other Sectors
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is concerned with continuous monitoring of civil and industrial buildings or structures in order to improve human safety and decrease maintenance costs. The SHM scheme provides data about changes induced by ageing products, environmental action, or accidental occurrences in a single portion or in the entire structure. SHM systems are typically dedicated to tracking parameters such as moisture, temperature, acceleration, vibration, stress on traction, compressive stress, and degradation of construction components. The techniques used are non-invasive and require experienced professionals to deploy sensors at checkpoints. The sensor data is combined with the mathematical models to determine the safety of the structure.
The sensors are intelligent because they are not only able to assess the physical quantity of concern but also to elaborate on it and are willing to communicate data via the Internet in order to make choices or decisions. Each sensor is a smart device and the entire SHM is an Internet-of-Things (IoT) implementation.
Key Questions Answered in the Technology and Innovation Report
- What is the significance of sensors for CUI & SHM applications?
- What are the key enabling sensor technologies?
- What are the factors that influence technology development and adoption?
- Who are the key innovators driving developments?
- What are the opportunities based on patent trends?
- What are the future prospects of the technology?
Table of Contents
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Research Methodology Explained
1.4 Summary of Key Findings
2.2 Key Methodologies in CUI Detection
2.3 Infrared Thermography – Significance and Methodology
2.4 Profile and Computed Radiography Significances
2.5 Long Range Ultrasonic Testing (LRUT)
2.6 Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) Testing
2.7 Structural Health Monitoring - Overview
2.8 Structural Health Monitoring – Types of Techniques
2.9 Key Structural Health Monitoring Sensors – Piezoelectric Smart Sensors: PVDF
2.10 Key Structural Health Monitoring Sensors – Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
2.11 Key Structural Health Monitoring Sensors – MEMS Sensors
2.12 Wireless Sensors have Opportunities for Wider Adoption
2.13 Accelerometers and Acoustic Emission have Opportunities for Adoption
3.2 Civil Infrastructure Industry/Piping Industry & Construction/Fertilizer Industry
4.2 Demand will be Boosted by the Need to Monitor Aging Infrastructure and IoT
4.3 Market Challenges: Sensor Longevity and Indirect Damage Detection
4.4 Limitations in Indirect Damage Detection and High Investment Cost are Key Challenges
6.2 Integrity Diagnostics – Acoustic Sensor for CUI Application
6.3 CorrosionRADAR – Distributed Sensors for Concealed Corrosion Monitoring
6.4 Rohrback Cosasco Systems – Corrosion Monitoring Sensors
6.5 GEMAC – Precision Sensors for Monitoring Bridges and Buildings
6.6 Sensuron – Fiber Optic Sensing for Structural Monitoring
6.7 WaveScan - Beamforming Electromagnetic Wave-based Smart Wireless Non-destructive Testing
6.8 Structural Monitoring Systems Plc – Sensor for SHM Applications
6.9 E-Globaledge Corporation – Seismic Acceleration Sensor for SHM
6.10 Resensys – Wireless Structural Health Monitoring Solutions
6.11 Luna - Distributed Wireless Sensor Network for SHM
6.12 Corr Instruments LLC – Corrosion Monitoring Sensors
6.13 iSensPro – Sensors for Monitoring Moisture Content in Pipelines
6.14 ClampOn AS – Active Ultrasonic Sensors for CUI
6.15 University-based Innovations Enabling SHM/CUI Applications
7.2 Role of IoT in SHM and CUI Applications
7.3 Strategic Insights
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- ClampOn AS
- Corr Instruments LLC
- E-Globaledge Corporation
- Integrity Diagnostics
- Metal Samples Company
- Rohrback Cosasco Systems
- Structural Monitoring Systems Plc