The signal light in the car, the push message on the smartphone or the warning message on the computer: if danger is imminent or there is a malfunction, then these days we receive a message immediately and take preventive measures to avoid any risks and enhance comfort in usage.
For important infrastructure and construction projects, for example quay walls, bridges or flood protection walls, such functions will be easily feasible in future thanks to SmartSheetPile.
Launched during Bauma 2022, SmartSheetPile provides data in real time and detects potential structural usage weaknesses at most early stages. The goal of the next generation’s sheet piling solution is to enable preventive maintenance and extended project lifetime. With this technology, sensors built into the sheet pile collect high quality and precise data that can be analysed and used for informed decision-making. Relevant information on the structural condition of the sheet pile wall, for example regarding corrosion, deformation or inclination, can be displayed on online monitoring dashboards or even fed into the asset’s digital twin. The SmartSheetPile is able to identify accidental or weather-related damage and sound an alarm in the event of a disaster. For example, potential flooding could be prevented.
"Monitoring the infrastructure in real time will enable early warning of potential failure risks so that preventive measures can be taken. This reduces maintenance costs, prevents failures and increases the life of the structure. We already offer such tailor-made solutions today. Beyond that we are developing SmartSheetPile further for a standardised industrial launching in the next years", Tapas Rajderkar, Chief Marketing Officer of ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products, explains the benefits of the technology.