Loadsensing ensures safer access to Perth Arena

July 2016

Sensors installed on Victoria Park Bridge, Australia
In 2018, the multi-purpose 60,000 seat new Perth Stadium will open for the kick-off of the Australian Football League season. The newly constructed six-platform Perth Stadium Station will be one of the key infrastructures in the stadium´s transportation strategy. An average of 28,000 visitors is expected to come through the station on a league day. Once football lovers have arrived at the station, they will need to cross the Victoria Park Bridge, which connects the station with the stadium. The Perth Stadium Station is being built by an alliance between the Perth Transport Authority, Laing O’Rourke and AECOM (PRISM alliance).
Partnering with Itmsoil Australia, Worldsensing deployed Loadsensing sensors, on Victoria Park Bridge to monitor the structural behavior of this critical infrastructure. Itmsoil recently completed the installation of eight Vibrating Wire Piezometers, six 4-20mA pressure transducers, seven MEMS tiltmeters, three Settlement Plates and two inclinometers. The equipment is used to monitor the pore water pressure,the piezometric head of ground water during dewatering, as well as the tilt of the Victoria Park Bridge and the settlement of surcharge.
Considering the scale of the project and the distances between the sensors installed, it makes sense to install a wireless and long-range Infrastrucure Monitoring Solution like Loadsensing. As part of the Loadsensing monitoring system, a gateway receives the data from all sensors installed on-site with a distance of 3.5 Kilometers from the furthest monitoring point, then relays data to the Itmsoil’s web-based data presentation package, Argus.
By using Loadsensing, the Perth Transport Authority and PRISM obtain data in real time and are informed via SMS and Email in case any point of the bridge exceeds the set alarm thresholds.
About Worldsensing
Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 50 employees in Barcelona, London and Los Angeles, Worldsensing is globally active and has already conducted projects in over 40 countries on 5 continents.
Press contact:
Jennifer Harth
press@worldsensing.com

About Worldsensing

Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the infrastructure monitoring expert serves customers in more than 70 countries, with a network of global partners to jointly drive safety in mining, construction, rail and structural health.

Worldsensing is headquartered in Barcelona and has a local presence in the UK, North and South America, Singapore, Australia and Poland. Investors include Cisco Systems, Mitsui & Co, McRock Capital, ETF, Kibo Ventures and JME Ventures.

Press contact:
Jennifer Harth
press@worldsensing.com

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