BDI Strain Transducers, Accelerometers, Tiltmeters, and Quarter-Arm Completion Units have all recently been CE certified which means they have passed the rigorous testing and documentation procedures required to comply with the European health, safety, and environmental protection legislation. Field work is hard enough without having to try to attach delicate instruments with tiny wires connected with little screwdrivers to record your data. Rugged and accurate BDI sensors are designed to be installed in the minimum time possible and when used with our Structural Testing Systems (STS4), they are plug-and-play, significantly reducing your field efforts!
Do you need help installing foil strain gages on test specimens or other fixtures? BDI has the capabilities to perform these services in our laboratory or at your facility on a production basis. We can assist in developing a new installation method or you can send us your existing procedures and we’ll help you get caught up on your backlog. With our expertise with installing foil strain gages and associated circuitry in all types of settings, BDI can help you get your stress analysis completed in a quality and timely manner. Whether it’s a million-pound crane or a small transducer component, we can help! Contact us for a quote today.
BDI offers structural testing and monitoring services for all types of hydraulic structures such as tainter gates, nav-lock gates, and fish conveyance structures. We use a very efficient testing system to record strains, rotations, displacements, cable forces, and many other parameters to gain an understanding of the structure’s overall response. Typical applications include measuring trunnion pin friction on tainter gates, measuring gudgeon forces on miter gates, and tracking the rotation of monolith walls during lock cycling. We hope that you’ll consider us as part of the team on your next project that requires testing!
The media was out and about interviewing our crew in Rhode Island last week as they worked testing a bridge in Nanaquaket. Read all about it here: Nanaquaket Bridge Receives Structure Test
BDI has integrated a set of specialized portable scales into our STS-WiFi system, allowing us to weigh permit loads axle by axle. Several DOT’s have found it extremely helpful to have both the axle and gross weights verified prior to allowing the specialized loads to cross bridges along the haul route. BDI typically mobilizes either to the edge of a jurisdiction or to the load staging area and provides this service at a very modest cost.
Check out BDI and our work currently in progress on the Diefenbaker Bridge on the front page of the Prince Albert Daily Herald today.
Please note that the BDI office has moved to a new location. Please update your address book!
Bridge Diagnostics, Inc.
1995 57th Court North
Suite 100, Boulder, CO