PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Nov. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MISTRAS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) is pleased to introduce StructurAlert™ as the new brand for its advanced line of structural health monitoring and asset protection solutions for bridges. StructurAlert™ encompasses MISTRAS Group's entire family of structural health monitoring solutions, which have globally monitored bridges and other important public and privately owned infrastructure assets for over 25 years. StructurAlert™ uses proprietary technology to continually assess, alert, and report on the structural and operational integrity of bridges in real-time, to ensure public safety, extend useful life, minimize downtime, and reduce the need for physical inspections and capital expenditures.
Physical changes and deterioration occurring within aging infrastructure assets can typically be measured and "heard" before they can be seen. StructurAlert™ deploys world class acoustic emission (AE) technology using strategically placed sensors that "listen" for signs of deterioration before it is identified through visual inspections. Additional system sensors are installed to detect and measure vibration, strain, tilt, displacement, and temperature. Collectively, each active sensor transmits data into StructurAlert's™ expert system software for the early detection of damage. StructurAlert's™ software also provides user-mandated alarms, notifying designated personnel on their mobile devices of any occurring trouble.
StructurAlert™ is designed to monitor multiple bridge types, including cable-stay, post-tensioned, concrete, and steel bridges, ranging from brand new to "structurally deficient." By actively monitoring a bridge's health status and structural inconsistencies, StructurAlert™ generates quantifiable cause and effect data from critical locations, pinpointing the exact location of internal and/or external damage, allowing bridge engineers to apply immediate corrective action.
StructurAlert™ is currently installed on many of the world's important bridges in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Virginia, plus several bridges throughout Europe. StructurAlert™ was developed by MISTRAS Group, incorporating over 25 years of bridge monitoring experience to enhance key bridge performance factors and accurately identify corrosion, weld cracking, wire breaks, and bolt snapping.
An explainer video is available detailing how the StructurAlert™ system works and how it can help bring bridge owners piece of mind. Watch StructurAlert™ in action at www.structuralert.com.
About MISTRAS Group, Inc.
MISTRAS is a leading "one source" global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers with asset life extension, improved productivity and profitability, compliance with government safety and environmental regulations, and enhanced risk management operational decisions.
MISTRAS uniquely combines its industry-leading products and technologies - 24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; destructive testing (DT) services; process and fixed asset engineering and consulting services; and its world class enterprise inspection data management and analysis software (PCMS™) to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider.
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