HBM Nordic Project Engineering

- Your partner in professional mechanical measurements

We help you all the way from professional installations to measurement results you can fully trust. Our Nordic engineers have the knowledge, experience and tools to make you and your measurement project a true success.

Exactly how can we help you? Here are some of our specialities:

Measure mechanical forces, from sensor to report

We make the measurements, collect/analyse the data and generate a complete report for you. You can fully rely on the results on when making conclusions and making a presentation of the project to the involved parties.

You can of course also rent and/or purchase the best suited equipment from us such as strain gauges, DAQ system and software from us.

Image: Holmenbrua, Drammen, Norway – Photo taken from underneath the bridge, where the cables leading to the strain gauge installation are shown in the middle of the picture.

Strain gauge installation onshore and offshore
(according to GWO and OLF)

We install the strain gauges even under the toughest of conditions in a secure way. We have experience with the challenges your materials and environment are facing, and also what it takes to get the accurate results from the measurements.

We find the most suitable strain gauge and accessories, make professional surface treatment and cleaning before applying the strain gauge. We additionally have experiences in what cover materials to use, how to apply it and making the installation ready for measurement.

As our Nordic engineers work according to the Ewea GWO and Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (earlier OLF) standards you can be sure we operate in the safest possible way.

Left: With limited space in the prototype, HBM glued strain gauges directly onto Minesto’s power plant components before they were assembled. Right: In its full-scale version, the power plant Deep Green will only weigh seven tons and operate on 60-120 meters.

Structural Health Monitoring with optical measurement solutions

We additionally offer installations and measurements with optical sensors and measurement units based on Fiber Bragg Grating technology from HBM FiberSensing.

Examples of applications
Products Fiber Bragg Grating technology (FBG) and it´s advantages
Case study example: Rossio Tunnel, Lisbon

Contact us for further information regarding possibilities and solutions.


Do you get unexpected or strange results from your measurements with strain gauges? Wondering if it can be due to issues during applying the strain gauge, when cleaning the measurement surface or perhaps during the soldering process?

Are you facing issues like the ones above or other measurement trouble shooting cases like software questions or need to know how to protect your transducer in its environment? Perhaps you simply want advice on how a strain gauge really works – contact us for support.

Amplifier calibration on site (or in Oslo)

One way of ensuring accurate and reliable measurement results is through calibration. How can you tell and document that your amplifier is reliable and stays within the specification? The answer is by calibration. Many companies, customers and applications require calibration on regular basis. 

With our Working standard calibrations you get a traceble calibration. If your amplifier is out of specification we detect this and can help you to get it repaired and adjusted in the correct way.

Do you have a large system, which you cannot send away for calibration? No problem, we do it at your site. If you prefer to send the equipment to our office in Oslo we can offer you an acceptable delivery time.

We calibrate the following HBM amplifiers: QuantumX (all units), MGCplus (all cards except for ML38B), Spider8, Scout55, MVD2555. In case you have a request for working standard calibration for an amplifier not mentioned above don’t hesitate contact us for a discussion. 

What can you expect from a HBM amplifier calibration? Learn more

Nordic calibrations

Software scripting

Perhaps you have tasks or processes that can be automated in your measurement software and need scripting for it? Save your time, efforts and let the experts do it: We offer catman scripting for your needs. Let us know more about your scripting requirements and we tell you more about how we can help.

Strain gauge seminars

Learn from our expert and head of our Project Engineering dept, Arnt-Henning Andersson, and gain the important knowledge about strain gauge measurements and installations. You will learn both about the basic theory and also use your new skills in practical exercises for that perfect learning mix. You will leave the seminar with a solid platform of knowledge about strain gauge applications and measurements which will help you to succeed in future measurements. Our strain gauge seminars are suited for beginners and as well as for those with several years of experience.

Our seminars take place four times per year in the Nordics, giving you the opportunity to see us once a year in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. If you want to receive information about when the registration is open for any of these locations – please send an email to info.nordic@hbm.com and we keep you informed.

In our Nordic strain gauge seminars you can not only benefit from the important basic theory but also practice by hands-on training.

Making customised cables for your HBM equipment

Are you buying transducers which are not delivered with the cables and plugs you need?  Or do you manufacture transducers and need customized cables for these? We can help you produce and/or install tailored cables and plugs for your specific purpose.

These are some of our specialities, but we can of course offer more within measurement services. Feel free to contact us and tell us how we can help.



Case studies on Nordic Project Engineering

Minesto generates power from tidal and ocean currents with measurement technology from HBM

Minesto develops power plants for the commercial production of electricity from slow ocean and tidal currents using strain gauges from HBM.

HBM’s measurements show: The carrying capacity of the Holmenbrua bridge in Norway is weakened

Due to a significant increase in traffic volume, examinations of the Norwegian bridge’s construction was initiated to determine if it could withstand the burden it was exposed to or whether improvements were needed.

Click the blue image above to view our team members individual information and contact details.

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You benefit from

  • Comprehensive service
    ... from planning through to maintenance
  • Expertise
    ... through over 60 years of experience in measurement technology
  • Maximum flexibility
    ... through our international service network
  • Increased efficiency
    ... thanks to a strong partner at your side