Applications

REF TEK seismic equipment is used in every climatic extreme and proves reliable against the elements. REF TEK’s high resolution seismic recorders, high resolution strong motion recorders, broadband and accelerometer sensors, and software have been used in a variety of seismic and earthquake engineering applications including aftershock studies, structural monitoring, oil platform monitoring, and active source experiments.

Seismology

Seismology is a diverse earth science that includes a variety of subfields such as the local measurement and study of earthquakes and aftershocks, assessment of fault-line tension and global earthquake analysis.  At the core of all seismological work is accurate data, used for important analysis – either in real time for earthquake response and hazard…

Earthquake Aftershock Studies

Aftershock Deployment, China Large aftershocks pose a substantial hazard to populated areas. Sometimes they can cause more damage, injury and fatalities than the main shock. Therefore, the prediction and study of aftershock impact, especially in urban areas is important. The main purpose of the aftershock survey is to obtain accurate hypo-central locations so the size…

Earthquake Early Warning Systems

  Earthquakes pose significant and potentially catastrophic risk to urban areas located near major active fault lines and offshore subduction zones.  Earthquake early warning systems (EEW) have been deployed in some large cities in seismically active zones and many agencies are intensely researching and testing earthquake early warning system for use in large cities.  Some…

Building Monitoring

Buildings that are subject to vibration, ground movement, extreme weather conditions and construction activities need to be monitored to ensure they continue to have structural health and viability.  It is important to detect movements, vibrations, structural changes and responses of buildings to these local conditions in order to identify potential failure.  Monitoring provides the information…

Dam and Reservoir Monitoring

  Dam safety monitoring is a worldwide statutory requirement.  Continuous evaluation and monitoring of a dam is necessary for the health and safety of dams and the people who depend on these important structures.  Wall deflection, settlement and heaving, rate of water flow, seepage, temperature, vibration, stress, strain and other significant parameters require monitoring to…

Bridge Monitoring

  Bridge monitoring systems provide the information required to support a safe transportation system. By continuously monitoring movements, vibrations and structural changes of bridges it is possible to identify potential failure modes.  And, as infrastructure ages, maintenance is more critical to keep the bridge viable, a monitoring system will improve safety and reduce operations costs…

Offshore Monitoring

The vibration activity monitor is a relatively simple hardware and software system designed to provide updated predictions of the fatigue-loading activity in the jacket major-member welds of offshore oil platforms. Positioned on the platform cellar deck, the vibration recorder measures platform deck motion with two orthogonal accelerometers. These motions are processed in real-time to provide…

Pipeline and Underground Structure Monitoring

The long length, large investments, sometimes high risk of human and environmental impact along with difficult access conditions, make an automated monitoring system desirable for pipelines, tunnels and mines. Unlike for above-ground structures, earthquake-generated inertia forces are not the main cause of damage to these structures – damage is closely related to ground motion. For…

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