What We Use
From the very start, Saltus has relied on Instantel monitors for all of our vibration monitoring projects. A member of the Stanley Black & Decker Group, Instantel monitors are the go-to choice for mining, construction and geotechnical projects in over a hundred countries worldwide. We proudly use the prestigious Instantel Micromate and Minimate Plus monitors to provide you with accurate, timely and uninterrupted vibration measurements. Each of these battery-operated monitoring units is engineered for portability, water-resistance, and plenty of memory to record and store thousands of events.
To ensure compliance with the TPPN 10/80 Technical Policy in New York City, Saltus installs crack gauges during the pre-construction phase. These visual measurement tools allow our technicians to monitor any existing cracks found in the structure. During construction, our technicians will report on the crack’s progress to identify any further movements or expansions.
Wireless Crack Meters
To monitor surface cracks and joints, our technicians use crack meters. Installed on either side of a crack or joint, these meters record any movement events (such as the crack or joint opening/closing) and transmit this information to a datalogger or read-out unit for structural diagnosis.
Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS)
When it comes to providing effective, efficient and accurate optical surveying services, our team depends on Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS) to provide continuous monitoring during the entire construction process. This continuous monitoring helps determine if any lateral and horizontal movements have occurred during the construction process.
Once our surveyors install the AMTS units outside the construction zone, they provide real-time detail, documentation and accuracy without the use of an on-site operator. All recorded data is delivered to a secure website platform where clients can access, review and analyze it at their convenience.
Piezometers are used by our technicians to measure fluid pressure such as groundwater elevation and pore pressure. This is essential for monitoring earth- or rock-fill foundations, ensuring their stability and assessing uplift.
Solar Battery Boxes
When our vibration monitoring tools are needed for extended durations, these rugged enclosures allow us to safely and securely house our units on-site. Waterproof and weatherproof to withstand all weather conditions, each enclosure’s battery and solar panel collaborate to provide continuous operation while their external modem antennas allow for uninterrupted signal transmission.
Inuktun SPECTRUM 90 Caisson Inspection Video Camera
To thoroughly inspect the area where caissons and bedrock meet for cracks and fractures, our technicians employ the assistance of the Inuktun SPECTRUM 90 Caisson Inspection Video Camera. Designed to withstand increased amounts of pressure, this remote-controlled, waterproof camera supplies high-definition video footage of the area where the structure and rock meet. This allows inspectors and engineers to collect the necessary data for integrity management.