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 detect changes in the performance and health of the dam.
A REF TEK monitoring system can detect seismic and micro-seismic vibrations from operation, maintenance and construction activity, which may cause damage such as cracking of the structure or liquefaction of the dam foundation. The early detection of potential failure of reservoirs and tailings dams is critical to the overall health and safety of the dam and its surrounding environments. Data from multiple sensor types is converted into meaningful information in real-time so decisions can be made with confidence.
REF TEK Solutions
- REF TEK 147A Strong Motion Accelerometer
- REF TEK 130-MC Multi-Channel Seismic Recording System
- REF TEK 130-SMHR Strong Motion Accelerograph
- Trimble Kestrel SeismoGeodetic System
Typical dams’ instrumentation