Nanometrics Awarded Strong Motion Tender from CWB, Taiwan

Nanometrics Awarded Strong Motion Tender from CWB, Taiwan

Nanometrics has been awarded the international tender to provide Strong Motion Accelerographs and Services to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) in Taiwan.  Nanometrics will supply 100 TitanSMA Strong Motion Accelerographs, with options for more units
 
The TitanSMA system consists of a 6 channel integrated accelerograph enclosed in a rugged self-contained waterproof enclosure. The project includes 3 years on-site installation and maintenance, which will be provided by UB Union, Nanometrics’ representative in Taiwan.
 
Out of the 6 original bidders, only 2 companies passed the final rigid testing procedures, which involved testing for noise floor, calibration and environmental factors (i.e. temperature, waterproofing).  Rigorous internal testing was conducted at the Canadian Space Agency prior to submission of the tender documents.
 
Since the USGS acceptance of our Strong Motion instrumentation, we have realized tremendous success with our Strong Motion product line,” said Neil Spriggs, Co-President of Nanometrics, “Our class ‘A’ accelerometers and accelerographs provide precise, real-time data, which is critical to the effectiveness of a dense Strong Motion network like the Taiwan CWB network.”
 
The purpose of the tender is to upgrade the Taiwanese Strong Motion Network, which was first implemented in 1992 and consists of more than 650 digital free field stations. With a population estimated at 23 million, and located in the highly active seismic area of the Circum-Pacific seismic belt, Taiwan must safeguard the population against the destructive effects of strong ground shaking during earthquakes.  The data obtained from the TitanSMA in the CWB Strong Motion network stations is crucial to designing and maintaining earthquake resistant structures and to mitigating the destructive effects of strong ground shaking.
 
Nanometrics Inc. is a world-class provider of precision instrumentation, network technology and software applications for seismological and environmental research. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Ottawa, Ontario; Nanometrics is an award winning Canadian exporter located in the heart of Canada’s technology sector.
 
 
Read more about the Strong Motion network in Taiwan.

Jul 27, 2012

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