News March 30, 2020

Measuring Concrete Temperatures in Harsh Weather Conditions

Extreme weather conditions are tough to work in, be it hot or cold. The harsh climate affects the performance of everything on the job-site and is very problematic when it comes to monitoring the strength of concrete. Any change in outside weather conditions could hinder its curing progress. If it’s too cold, water could freeze up and prevent expansion. If it’s too hot, the water within a slab could evaporate entirely, leaving nothing but aggregate and cement. Both of these scenarios basically cut a slab’s overall strength by half, but standard temperature measurement equipment like thermocouples can’t give accurate results in conditions like these, so it becomes very difficult to verify. 

Wireless concrete sensors, on the other hand, don’t suffer from these issues. Their robust outer enclosure protects the internal circuitry from exposure to intense thermal variations, and with the help of intelligent on-board power management, their battery life isn’t affected throughout the duration of a project. What’s more is that since wireless concrete sensors send temperature measurements over the air (ie. Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi), there’s no risk of any data loss. Whether it be in the bitter cold or the blistering heat, wireless concrete sensors ensure your concrete temperature data is always accurate. 

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