Transmission Dynamics have developed a state-of-the-art crack propagation detection system. The system comprises of a number of standalone miniature wireless transmitters connected to bespoke ladder crack propagation gauges. The transmitters are powered by an internal battery and communicate with one central receiver. The system allows near-instantaneous reporting of crack growth, and thus provide truly unmanned crack propagation monitoring and automated reporting system.
Whenever any crack grows, an automated email and/or SMS notification is sent out to key stakeholders, including data showing the current crack length, and the rate of crack growth. Whenever the crack grows by more than a predefined amount within a given length of time, a red alert code is sent out, allowing maintenance personnel to promptly shut down the machinery in question before a serious incident occurs.