Slope monitoring system
The existence of unstable dismantling slopes affects the safety of the rail service, the road network, mountain populations, mining areas, etc. Periods of heavy rain can cause uncontrolled movements of the land, rockfalls or landslides with disastrous consequences of personal and material damage.
It is estimated that the losses caused by this type of disaster amount to 220 million dollars a year, causing an average of 17 deaths per year. Globally, earth movements cause hundreds of billions of dollars in damages and hundreds of thousands of deaths and injuries every year.
The slope monitoring tool is an intelligent monitoring system for the control of slope slope movements based on the data provided by a network of state-of-the-art sensors. The sensor network consists of small wireless devices, connected in a mesh network, capable of continuously monitoring, with high precision and in real time, the possible movements in the study area.
This solution presents a control panel that shows the differential movements of the terrain, allowing to analyze its evolution and predict the precise moment in which to carry out maintenance tasks. On the other hand it also allows detecting the occurrence of landslides, notifying the event of a control center. With this system, an efficient use of resources is achieved, which favors a balanced economic growth and an improvement in competitiveness.
Using the wireless sensor system PRS-WSS (Wireless Slope Sensor) is a high-precision system for the control of uncontrolled movements on clearing slopes. It is based on an intelligent monitoring system that favors the implementation of a pro-active maintenance with very low costs compared to the usual inspection systems.
It is a non-invasive and low-cost system that provides technical results with an accuracy equal to or greater than the current ones, making it possible to detect unstable movements early.
- All information is presented in a dashboard for observation and follow-up.
- Reliable technical results with an accuracy equal to or greater than the current ones.
- Technology for the security of goods and people.
In Spain - due to factors such as the rugged topography, the varied geology and climatic conditions - slope movements are of great importance, assuming the greatest economic losses caused by external geodynamic processes (without considering erosion and flooding),and causing risks, especially in urban areas and in communication routes.