Hypower in Christchurch, New Zealand deployed the QTech Data Systems SMS Controller to monitor an on-site concrete curing facility for HEB Construction. The facility was designed to pour 26 x 30m long reinforced concrete beams, weighing several tonnes each. The Earthquake bridge repair project was for the reconstruction and upgrade of the earthquake damaged Ferrymead Bridge, an important eastern road link between Christchurch city and the coastal district of Sumner.
An ‘accelerated curing process’ was employed using a special temperature maintained water jacket to assist with reducing the standard curing time from 7 days to just 24 hours. Problems with maintaining the water jacket seal, water temperature and power supply at the facility were creating headaches for the site engineers and delays repeatedly disrupted the concrete pouring schedule.
QTech Data Systems SMS Controller monitors Temperature, Pressure and Mains supply alerting shift personnel of any changes or issues that occur after hours reducing unnecessary delays the following day when all staff are on site.