EMS Brüel & Kjaer has announced the addition of ground vibration monitoring to its Sentinel On Demand environment monitoring service.
Using EMS’s vibration monitoring terminal, users can use the short-term monitoring service to protect construction sites, or mines, from structural damage, assess human comfort around rail projects and ensure correct operation of hospital MRI and other industrial imaging equipment, according to the company.
Sentinel On Demand has been operating for four years with noise and meteorological monitoring instrumentation, according to EMS. “Now customers will also be able to select ground vibration monitoring when they order the service over the web,” the company said.
David Currie, Product Manager for Sentinel said: “Sentinel On Demand is proving popular with noise consultants and construction where short-term measurements are used for planning purposes. The addition of vibration makes it more compelling.
“Many customers experience the benefits of Sentinel on Demand and go on to contract long-term monitoring projects with improved cost efficiency. Sentinel On Demand users can deploy quickly with the minimum of effort and don’t have to invest in instrumentation that may sit idle after the project completes.”
EMS has worked with many mining companies looking to employ its environmental monitoring services. One such company is Alkane Resources, which has been using Noise Sentinel for 24/7 noise monitoring and management, in combination with a remotely located, independent noise consultant, at its Tomingley gold operations in Western Australia.