The customers that benefit the most from using the system are general contractors. They are many gains to make and these can be classified into two broad categories:
The sensors will provide real-time data of the current state of the curing as well as help them to predict future temperature and strength development. In this way, they can plan ahead of your casting to know exactly where you are in the casting.
We call it documentation as you build. This means, even on ongoing monitoring, it is possible to download nicely looking premade PDF documents containing all information you need. It is even possible to adjust the components that they want in the report.
Most of the time, the number of samples (also known as specimens) can be reduced to determine the current stage of the concrete casting. The use of a Maturix sensor allows for continuous real-time strength data using a reliable and validated method.
Embedding a Maturix sensor in both core and surface enables real-time monitoring and SMS-alerts on concrete temperature. In Maturix, you can view as many sensors you like on the same chart and set alerts across them.
A common challenge is to understand the temperature (and thereby the curing speed) between the casted specimens, stored either on the job site or in a lab, and the in-place strength.
But by embedding concrete sensors clients have the ability to easily view and keep control of this. The automatic maturity calculations provide the ability to compare specimens and in-place concrete strength even if they are exposed to different temperatures.
Castings in either hot or cold weather will always be a challenge. Cold weather concrete castings mean very slow curing concrete. As an example, if the in-place concrete is only 0C, then the maturity gained over 28 calendar days is only 4.2 maturity days (days at 20C).
Managing such temperatures is extremely difficult, but sensors do help to show reliable data under these conditions.