The DRMS Cordless is fundamental to analyze the effectiveness of consolidation interventions and to detect the state of deterioration of building materials.
The system has been developed to allow both laboratory tests and on site measurements: Cultural Heritage preservation usually requires to visit world heritage sites, and the DRMS, thanks to its portability and light weight (approx. 5 kg.), makes this possible also in hard-access zones.
In Italy one of the main examples is the Florence Dome, an artistic and historical building of global and historical value. Monitoring the condition of the surface of the Dome requires in-depth, but non-invasive, analysis, with specific points made in the structure carried out only by strictly specialized personnel.
Here some example of a drilling resistance analysis done on site at Florence Dome.
In these pictures you can see which analysis have been carried out during the test and how the system is easy to use in several positions.
To get a better diagnosis of all the building surface and to analyze the state of conservation of Dome surface in depth, have been done several tests.
As visible in the pictures, the system involves the use of the laptop which include the software to analyze at the same time, the acquired data. The software, developed with LabVIEW™ (National Instruments), has many features related to the graphic data representation and guarantees a complete test management.