Abstract—The present paper introduces a new configuration of a smart bolt capable of sensing the variation of its axial tension. The information is processed in a built-in board and a wireless alarm is sent to a receiver to inform about the health of the bolts at any time. Both way communications is allowed within a designed network of bolts in a plant. For the sake of less cumbrousness, the whole board is space optimized with battery less trials.
Index Terms—Tension monitoring, smart bolt, condition based monitoring, wireless.
S. Mekid is with the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
(KFUPM), Po Box 155, Dhahran 31261, KSA (e-mail:
U. Baroudi and S. Mekid are with the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), COE Dept., Dhahran 31261, KSA (e-mail: ubaroudi @kfupm.edu.sa; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: S. Mekid, U. Baroudi, and A. Bouhraoua, "Stand Alone Smart Bolt for e-Maintenance," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 577-580, 2012.