Buyer’s Guide to Seismic Accelerograph

As per the Department of Public Works, Seismic Accelerograph is as an instrument to detect and record seismic movement. Basically it is an earthquake detection system to capture seismic motion released from the epicenter to warn and foresee an earthquake. It records the acceleration or movement of particles of the earth’s surface in a particular time.

It basically records three commonly perpendicular vertical motion components and two orthogonal horizontal motions. Its major two components are:

Acceleration: The rate at which the speed of the particle movement is recorded with time in the seismic accelerograph.

Tri-axial: The specs of an accelerometer to offer ground shaking senses in three dimensions vertically, longitudinally and transversely.

With so much of expenses involved in buying seismic accelerograph, one should be well-equipped with right knowledge and experience to buy this equipment and get it installed in the very structure of their buildings. It is a time consuming work and should be done keeping structural safety and health in mind. It is a must to diligently work in the complete procurement procedure. Mistakes will prove to be too expensive in the long run.

One needs hands-on supervision in the complete buying procedure. It is important to make sure that everything falls correctly in the place. It is essential that you go for a seismic accelerograph which is certified, tested and proven to give early detection signs. No matter what brand of the accelerograph you pick to buy, it is important that you do full research of the product.

Make sure it has the right design of sensors and algorithm to differentiate between tremors and actual earthquakes. It should know the difference between urban noises and avoid giving false readings.  Some of the specs of a reliable seismic accelerograph are:

  1. It possesses a unique design of sensors which are highly precise and accurate with filtering abilities.
  2. The device should also know the difference between the warning alerts of the earthquake and the actual occurrence of the earthquake.
  3. It should offer efficient and effective early alert signals which helps you to make quick decisions with the information and develop disaster recovery strategies to ensure the safety of the people as well as the building.

EQ-181 allows people to foresee and prepare better for an earthquake with its state of the art technology and strong detection and brilliant algorithms. So, you can definitely pick this as your final choice.