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Process data management

Information systems for better control during tunnelling

________________ Each tunnel project is a highly complex process in which all the individual steps must follow a precise master plan. Therefore, the continuous monitoring of the construction progress at every stage and real-time information for everyone involved are of enormous importance. Information and monitoring systems optimize all tunnelling processes with highly sensitive multi-sensor networks. They provide the basis for the construction companies to monitor key construction and production processes at all times. To meet all these requirements, Herrenknecht‘s subsidiary VMT GmbH provides various systems to automate processes and minimize risks.

Keeping an eye on the entire process at all times

In tunnelling and on large-scale jobsites, crosslinking of processes and constant availability of all relevant data in real-time communication are playing an increasingly important role in the coordination of construction processes and safety. VDMS (VMT Data Management System) is an integrated system for process data management.

VDMS, with its functions for analysis and visualization, was designed specifically for tunnel construction using TBMs. It links up all data concerning the machine technology, the navigation and the construction progress in real time, thereby increasing process expertise. The combination with appropriate communication and tracking systems ensures that all those involved are in contact with one another, can be located and warned both during working operations and in emergency situations. Seamless radio coverage, telephony, video surveillance, access control, people and vehicle tracking, emergency alarm and fire rescue concepts on largescale jobsites both above and below ground can thus be provided.

+ Process data management for risk assessment ensures more cost efficiency in tunnel construction
+ Real-time monitoring and information for increased safety during the tunnelling process
+ Networking of man and machine for improved communication
+ Storage of all relevant tunnelling data in a database

Segments according to plan

Information and monitoring systems optimize all tunnelling processes.

The modular production and logistics management system SDS (Segment Documentation System) from VMT manages and accompanies the life-cycle of each individual segment from the production stage until installation in the tunnel. In this, SDS ensures compliance with quality and documentation standards, enables an optimum use of resources, prevents errors and thus reduces costs.

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