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1. (WO2017149267) MONITORING THE STRUCTURAL HEALTH OF COLUMNS AND LIKE STRUCTURES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149267    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/000029
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G01M 5/00
G08C 17/00
Applicants: THE ALUMINIUM LIGHTING COMPANY LTD
Inventors: WILLIAMS, Craig Thomas
Title: MONITORING THE STRUCTURAL HEALTH OF COLUMNS AND LIKE STRUCTURES
Abstract:
apparatus for monitoring the structural health of a column or a stock of columns or a column or columns within that stock is dosclosed in the application. The apparatus comprises a microcontroller located on the or each column which includes an integrated MEMS device programmed to measure and record accelerations, angular velocities and magnetic field strengths in X, Y and Z axes. The apparatus includes means for connecting said microcontroller to a source of power, and means operable to transmit said measured data to a central data hub and from there to a remote server for analysis using bespoke software.