Monitoring dams, dykes & levees
Understanding the precise structural state of your infrastructure is crucial and monitoring seepage from Dams, Dykes and Levees ensures the structural condition and safety of your assets. Together with our industry partners, only Sensornet provides the Digital Monitoring solutions with the sensitivity down to just 0.01˚C plus advanced evaluation techniques to ensure you can detect even the smallest amount of water movement across every metre of your assets.
Sensornet has carried out over 50 installations to date to provide early warning systems in dams, dykes, and tailing dams. In embankment dams abnormal leakage increase and movements are detected to prevent failures; in concrete dams we monitor temperature and strain to evaluate the integrity of the dam structure.
Temperature has been proven as one of the most sensitive and reliable methods to detect seepage changes in embankment dams. The distributed monitoring capability of the Sentinel-DTS system has further enhanced this technique by enabling the detection of small local seepage changes anywhere in the dam.