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Distributed Strain & Temperature Sensors


Fibreoptic Sensors (DSTS)

Fibreoptic Sensors (DSTS)

By wrapping or embedding a fibre inside a structure such as an oil pipeline or dam, users can detect when the structure is being strained or heated/cooled and allow the problem to be corrected before failure occurs.
Technology From: OZ Optics

Fibreoptic Sensors (DSTS)

Warsash Scientific offer the Foresight™ series of fibre optic distributed strain and temperature sensors. This sensor system provides high resolution and accurate strain and temperature monitoring over very long distances. The sensor uses standard optical telecommunications fibre, thereby leveraging the enormous economies of scale from fibre optic communication networks. The system is ideal for temperature and strain monitoring of oil & gas pipelines, bridges, dams, security fences and power lines. Brillouin sensors are excellent for detecting corrosion, buckling and micro cracks in large structures.

The Fibre Optic Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensor (DSTS) uses Brillouin scattering in optical fibres to measure changes simultaneously in both temperature and strain along the length of a standard, low-cost optical fibre. By wrapping or embedding a fibre inside a structure such as an oil pipeline or dam, users can detect when the structure is being strained or heated/cooled and allow the problem to be corrected before failure occurs. Such monitoring capability is invaluable in critical structures where failure could represent loss of lives or millions of dollars. The sensing fibre can also be used for telecommunications.

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