Concrete Concrete Protection Corrosion Protection

Concrete structures are subjected to significant wear and corrosion during use under different conditions. Regular inspection and monitoring of the health condition of concrete structures, along with timely repair of damages, can effectively prolong the lifespan and prevent the occurrence of catastrophic failures. The innovative DuraMon concrete corrosion monitoring system has been developed exactly for this purpose.

Smarter, Safer, and More Sustainable Concrete Structures

According to a report by the British Cement Association1, corrosion of steel reinforcement is the most widespread degradation mechanism in reinforced concrete structures, accounting for over 74% of issues.

The structural health corrosion monitoring system offered by our partner DuraMon, an ETH Zurich spin-off, is designed to proactively monitor and manage corrosion in reinforced concrete structures. By integrating cutting-edge technology, DuraMon offers a new level of precision in early detection and maintenance strategy formulation. Together with Sika's expertise, this significantly contributes to safer, more sustainable concrete structures.

The system can be installed in existing concrete structures, ensuring minimal disruption while enhancing monitoring capabilities. Its design is focused on ease of use, featuring a user-centric data interface that simplifies the interpretation and application of complex corrosion data. We engage with customers and offer joint discussions on the obtained data.  

This approach not only facilitates proactive maintenance decisions but also ensures that critical structural health information is easily accessible and actionable for those responsible for the safety and upkeep of the infrastructure.

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"Sika’s strategic partnership with DuraMon is an alignment of visions: Together we can serve our customers in the construction industry with a comprehensive technology that enables sustainability via both the rationale use of construction materials and the proper maintenance of infrastructures and building structures." Philippe Jost, Sika


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The system offers a multitude of benefits that are essential for the contemporary construction and maintenance of infrastructure:

  • Enhanced Structural Longevity: By providing real-time corrosion data, DuraMon aids in prolonging the life of concrete structures.
  • Cost-Effective Maintenance: Early detection of corrosion reduces the need for extensive repairs, cutting down maintenance costs significantly.
  • Safety and Compliance: Continuous monitoring ensures structural safety and helps in adhering to regulatory standards.

How Does the Monitoring System Work

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Discover how DuraMon Corrosion Monitoring System’s advanced features are revolutionizing structural health monitoring:

  • Advanced Wireless Sensors: Embedded within the structure, these sensors provide continuous, in-depth monitoring of all corrosion-relevant parameters at various depths simultaneously for the first time.
  • Smart Data Analysis: Utilizing state-of-the-art physical-chemical models, DuraMon interprets complex data to offer actionable insights and corrosion health indicators.
  • Predictive Maintenance: The system’s predictive capabilities allow for early detection of potential issues, enabling timely, cost-effective intervention strategies.

How Is the System Installed in a Tunnel

Watch a video showing how the DuraMon corrosion monitoring system is installed in a concrete tunnel.

See It Installed in A Project in Switzerland

Watch a video showing DuraMon Corrosion Monitoring System implemented at a car parking garage in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Sika Duramon corrosion monitoring sensors installed at Saas-Fee car park in Switzerland

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1Source: Research group Ueli Angst, ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Data from 271 cases reviewed in: British Cement Association, Project 38/13/21, Final report, Camberley, UK, 1997