2 Décembre 2010Les actionnaires de Roctest approuvent la vente à Nova Metrix LLC
1 Décembre 2010Introducing the new DiTemp Harsh Reading Unit Raman OTDR
The DiTemp Harsh is a unique tool for the measurement of distributed temperature over several kilometers in harsh environment (from desert to arctic). It is a powerful diagnostic instrument for the identification and localization of potential problems. It allows the monitoring of local temperature at thousands locations by mean of a single optical fiber and in just one measurement. Its inherent high stability and self-referenced principle of operation, allows on-line or off-line long-term monitoring of large structures.
23 Novembre 2010Buildpedia.com featured article: Smart Bridges
Buildpedia.com features an article on Smart Bridges, where the I35W bridge in Minneapolis, instrumented by Roctest, is used as Case Study for applications of SHM. A summary of the installed sensors and several pictures are presented.
The rest of the article is also informative to those interested in Bridge Structural Health Monitoring.
Read full article here.
18 Novembre 2010Nice Ink: NY Times reports on Roctest's Pipeline Monitoring systems
"Some Exceptions to the Rule, but Pipelines Are Safer" is the title of an article in the New York Times, reporting on the danger of pipeline leakages and failures. Among the new technologies that allow the reduction of such risks, Roctest's distributed fiber optic sensor is cited as a useful tool for earthquake and landslide areas.Roctest's Etienne Constable explains how distributed sensors can detect leakages.You can read the full article here.
4 Novembre 2010Roctest annonce ses résultats financiers pour le troisième trimestre de 2010
15 Octobre 2010New Page on Nuclear Power Plant Structural Health Monitoring Systems
Please visit our new Application page on Nuclear Power Plant Structural Health Monitoring Systems.
You will find information on:
- Benefits of SHM for Nuclear Power Plants
- Sensors and systems that can be used for this application
To request additional information or submit an enquiry, please contact Roctest Group's Nuclear Energy Application Line Manager, Mr. David Chauvel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
12 Octobre 2010Geomation Datasheets Online
Datasheets for the Geomation Data acquisiton system are now online:
You can find them in the Geomation section of the Product Page.
08.3200 - Geomaiton 3312 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) & 3410 Field Data Logger (FDL) : datasheet
08.3201 - Geomation 1924 ENPDL Portable Data Logger Case : datasheet
08.3210 - Geomation 1201 mA Current Input Assembly (for 4–20mA Transmitters) :datasheet
08.3220 - Geomation 1202 TC Thermocouple Input Assembly, 2–Channel : datasheet
08.3240 - Geomation 1204 STAT Status Input Assembly, 5–Channel : datasheet
80.3250 - Geomaiton 1205 PC Pulse Counter Input Assembly, 2–Channel : datasheet
08.3260 - Geomaiton 1206 VO3 Voltage and Resistance Input Assembly, 3-Channel :datasheet
08.3270 - Geomation 1207 TC3 Thermocouple Input Assembly, 3–Channel : datasheet
08.3280 - Geomation 1211 VWT Vibrating Wire and Thermistor Input Assembly :datasheet
08.3290 - Geomation 1212 VW3 Vibrating Wire Input Assembly, 3-Channel : datasheet
08.3300 - Geomation 1221 RO Relay Output Assembly (Form C), 2-Channel : datasheet
08.3310 - Geomation 1223 EXO Excitation Output Assembly, 2-Channel : datasheet
08.3320 - Geomation 1241 SDI Interface Assembly for SDI-12 Sensors : datasheet
08.3330 - Geomaiton 1242 RS232 Interface Assembly for RS-232 Instruments :datasheet
08.3340 - Geomaiton 1243 RS485 Interface Assembly : datasheet
12 Octobre 2010Geomation Training Dates
Roctest, will be holding training classes on Geomation products at our in-house training facility in St. Lambert, Canada (Map).
These hands-on courses cover all aspects of Geomation products, in particular:
- Training on the OutDAQTM Hardware Product Line
- General Architectural Aspects
- OutDAQ Specific Features
- Set Up, Configuration & Testing of 3300/3400 Series FDTs
- Configuration & Test Software
- The FDT Keypad and Display Interface
- OPC (Open Connectivity) – What is it? Why is it important?
- Special Logging Features of the 3410 FDL (Field Data Logger)
- GEONET OPC Systems
The maximum number of persons per class is 6. We have 6 training workstations, and this allows for adequate individual attention.
- 2011 January 19, 20, 21
- 2011 April 27, 28, 29
- 2011 July 13, 14, 15
For other training courses, please see our Training Page
- Training on the OutDAQTM Hardware Product Line
8 Octobre 2010ACTIMON Datasheets online
The datasheet and manuals for the new Actimon X-1 product are now available online:Manuals:
You will also find them in our Products page, under Tilt or Vibration. Click on "Quick Facts" to see a product description and the related documents.
8 Octobre 2010CNN Reports on Roctest's I35W Bridge SHM system
The CNN website reports on the SHM (Strucutral Helath Monitoring) system installed by Roctest on the I35W bridge in Minneapolis.
Three-hundred-twenty-three high-technology sensors dot the structure, spitting out a constant stream of data regularly analyzed by engineers at nearby University of Minnesota.
At a total cost of about $1 million including wire connections and power sources, the sensors don't eliminate the need for visual inspections, but they do provide an extra layer of maintenance security.
The sensors monitor corrosion, stress and the movement of the bridge from the constant traffic.
"The fiber-optic strain gauge technology is fairly cutting edge," said Phipps. "A tiny beam of light is used to measure very small differences in the movement of the bridge when vehicles pass over."
Sorry, no flashing red lights or alarms go off when the sensors register something unusual, Phipps said, chuckling.
If the fiber-optic sensors show changes in the bridge's movement, data analysts would order a visual inspection, said Phipps, perhaps heading off structural damage that might pose a threat to the people crossing overhead. Less sophisticated strain gauges made of eight-inch pieces of wire measure more specific changes in the bridge's movements.
"It's like going to the doctor's office and having tests done. If something comes up different, then the doctor takes a closer look."
Read Full Article and see Pictures [Source: CNN]
30 Septembre 2010Roctest launches a new integrated sensor for monitoring critical infrastructures
Roctest Ltd. today announced the launch of AcTiMon-X1, a new breed of sensors that is designed to make collecting and analyzing structural information easier than ever before.
5 Août 2010Roctest Reports Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter Financial Results
22 Juin 2010Roctest to provide Structural Health Sensors for Next-Generation Nuclear Power Plant
8 Juin 2010Roctest acquires Geomation product line
Roctest Ltd today announced that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Geomation Inc, of Denver, CO. Geomation’s field data acquisition and control solutions help customers take physical measurements in harsh and remote environments.
7 Mai 2010Roctest Reports Increased Sales for First Quarter 2010
24 Mars 2010Roctest reports record revenue for fiscal year 2009
16 Mars 2010Roctest and TenCate combine strengths to create unique geotextile monitoring solution
NEW PRODUCTS: SMARTGeoTex (DiTeSt, DiTemp, MuST)
24 Février 2010Roctest to Provide Fiber Optic Leak Detection System for Chilean Pipeline
5 Novembre 2009Roctest Reports Strong Revenue and Earnings Growth for Third Quarter 2009
6 Août 2009Roctest Reports Increased Revenue and Earnings for Second Quarter 2009