fibre optic monitoring Articles

  • Fibre optic sensors as a non–destructive tool for structural monitoring

    Structural monitoring is a diagnostic tool for detection of defects/damages and for scheduling maintenance operations. It is essential to determine the safety of the structures by Non–Destructive Testing (NDT) for evaluation of strength/integrity. This assessment is required for the repair, rehabilitation and life extension of the structure. Fibre Optic Sensors (FOS) are attractive sensing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rockfall precursor detection based on rock fracturing monitoring by means of optical fibre sensors

    The monitoring of the acoustic emissions (AEs) due to rock fracturing allows the detection of the rockfall precursor signals, leading to a strong improvement of the real time assessment of the induced risk. A network of piezoelectric sensors (PZTs) provides reliable AE data, as testified by a series of applications in non–destructive testing, but PZTs are strongly affected by lightings and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Searching for storm water inflows in foul sewers using fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing

    A major drawback of separate sewer systems is the occurrence of illicit connections: unintended sewer cross-connections that connect foul water outlets from residential or industrial premises to the storm water system and/or storm water outlets to the foul sewer system. The amount of unwanted storm water in foul sewer systems can be significant, resulting in a number of detrimental effects on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Compliance to standards in continuous emissions monitoring case study

    Customer: Glass Manufacturer Application: Continuous Emissions Monitoring Service (CEMS) for Glass Manufacturing Background: A glass factory is required to ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Distributed Thermal-Acoustic Data Integration

    Silixa has developed a technique called Distributed Thermal Acoustics (DTA) to monitor simultaneously the thermal and acoustic profile along a hybrid optical fibre cable in submarine environments. Using its world leading distributed fibre optic technology (ULTIMATM DTS and iDASTM) Silixa deployed an optical fibre cable along the seabed and across the water column in an active gas seepage ...


    By Silixa Ltd

  • Silicon optocouplers for biosensing

    Here we review on the fabrication and the bioanalytical applications of a monolithic silicon optocoupler that integrates an array of silicon avalanche diodes as light sources, detectors and silicon nitride optical fibres, all intercoupled through a self-alignment technique. The optocoupler is combined with a microfluidic module that allows for simultaneous real-time sensing of multiple analytes. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Laser gas detection is now cheap, fast and reliable

    Laser based gas detectors are now being used in a wide variety of applications for process and quality monitoring, and safety and environmental compliance. The reasons are that laser detectors are more reliable and less expensive than alternative solutions. Laser detectors combine semiconductor tunable diode lasers (TDL) and optical fibres developed by the telecommunications industry with ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Wireless Pakscan controls the flow at Nevada gold mine

    A gold mine in Nevada USA has been able to take advantage of wireless Pakscan digital control for newly installed IQ intelligent electric valve actuators on the water filtration plant. The Newmont underground mine utilises Geotube® dewatering technology to separate sediment from both ground and extraction process water. The filter systems, which are installed above ground, are fabricated from ...


    By Rotork

  • Total solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Global solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Advanced gas detection technology supports arctic greenhouse gas research

    Enormous quantities of greenhouse gases (GHG) exist within Arctic ice and frozen soils, so with the threat of global warming, a clear understanding of the relationship between GHG in the atmosphere and in the ice/soil is vital because melting of permafrost could cause a dangerous climate tipping point. There can be few more challenging environments for monitoring gases, but PhD researcher Martin ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Advanced Gas Detection Technology supports Arctic Greenhouse Gas Research

    Enormous quantities of greenhouse gases (GHG) exist within Arctic ice and frozen soils, so with the threat of global warming, a clear understanding of the relationship between GHG in the atmosphere and in the ice/soil is vital because melting of permafrost could cause a dangerous climate tipping point. There can be few more challenging environments for monitoring gases, but PhD researcher Martin ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Gas detector communication technology for offshore oil and gas platforms

    In few applications is safety as important as on offshore oil and gas platforms. Explosive hazards from hydrocarbon gases and vapours are an ever-present risk, whilst toxic hydrogen sulphide gas and depleted oxygen environments can pose significant risks to personnel. Gas detectors are therefore essential to provide dependable early warning of gas hazards. Gas detectors are permanently installed ...

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