Get Started with Maturix In-situ
Here is a quick, step-by-step introduction and checklist to Maturix In-situ. Click the inline links to learn more.
Step 1: Set up the project
Setting up a project in Maturix In-situ is quick and simple. First, create a project and then assign devices to that project. This is required prior to use as the system will then store the data correctly under that project.
You can add users to the project, both from within your organization or externals, which gives the possibility for them to receive alarms by email or SMS.
Step 2: Add maturity calibration
Maturix estimates the in-place concrete strength using the Maturity Method. You must enter the maturity calibration for each of the concrete mixes you intend to use for strength estimation.
You can add the maturity calibrations in the Concrete Database and with a few clicks assign them across your projects. If an external project user needs to add the maturity calibration, they simply do that at Concrete Mixes under the project.
You can always monitor temperature and maturity. You can also always add the maturity calibration later, in case you have not received it from the concrete supplier or test lab yet.
Step 3: Prepare casts and monitorings
Your construction project is carefully planned, and it is also good practice to spend a few minutes preparing your monitorings before installing the equipment on the job site. Each of your transmitters needs to be appointed to a monitoring in the web portal. This way, the data will be correctly stored in the cloud. Monitorings are collected in “Casts”, so start by adding a cast and then add your monitorings to that cast.
Step 4: Install sensors (at the job site)
The thermocouples should be secured to the rebar, so the tip is positioned where you want to measure the temperature (and the strength development). Once they are properly installed, connect each cable to a Maturix transmitter, which will automatically turn on and start sending data.
Check the product guides and installation instructions for more information.
Step 5: Start monitoring
You have now set everything up and installed the monitoring equipment on-site. The next step is to start the monitorings. Open the software, find the prepared monitorings, and start them.
You can start the monitorings at any time and use the Data Editor to adjust the start time to fit with the time of pouring.
Step 6: Follow the results in real-time
The power of Maturix starts to show when you can follow the temperature and strength development in real-time from anywhere. Invite external people to the project to access all your casts and monitorings or share a link to a specific cast report. By adding alarms you can get notified in case of important events by email or SMS.
Step 7: Reporting and exporting data
Once you are done, disconnect the thermocouple from the transmitter and cut the cable at the concrete surface. Stop the monitorings and save the cast report in the web portal. Use the Data Editor to trim your graphs in case you haven’t already. You can export the cast reports as PDF or Excel/CSV-files.
Make sure to also check the how-to-guides.