Reduce maintenance costs and safety risks with reliable infrastructure monitoring

Fiber optics provide the long-term stability required for structural health monitoring.

Safeguard structural integrity

While the size and complexity of modern infrastructure continue to increase, existing constructions are starting to require extra care. Detecting damage and overstress in bridges, tunnels and buildings early on allows for preventive repairs, avoiding catastrophic failure. Maintaining the structural integrity of power stations or offshore installations is equally critical.

Measure and forecast changes

Deploy large-scale predictive maintenance and extend structure lifespan

Monitor strain, temperature, displacement, acceleration, tilt and other parameters over long distances to anticipate damage or deterioration.

Fiber optic sensing can be used in various industries, from controlling train and car traffic to maintaining the integrity of oil rigs and high-voltage line towers.

Measuring tilt and displacement of the towers
Strain monitoring on suspension cables
Temperature, strain, vibration and load monitoring on the deck

Even in the toughest environments

Exceptional accuracy and long-term stability

Fiber optic sensors offer high accuracy over a large operating range, whether they are used for accelerations down to 0.01 Hz or for strain up to 5,000 ┬Ástr. Moreover, they are uniquely resistant to extreme conditions.

For the most demanding industries

This is why fiber optic sensing is perfectly suited for structural health monitoring in contexts such as:

Civil infrastructures

  • crack and metal fatigue detection
  • load sensing for traffic control
  • monitoring suspension cable deformations

Power plants

  • detection of cracks and leakage
  • monitoring the integrity of high voltage line towers
  • preventing equipment failure

Oil & gas installations

  • monitoring oil rig integrity
  • monitoring in-well temperature and pressure
  • monitoring pipelines
  • monitoring gas turbines

Reliable retrofit solutions

Easy to install, reduced wiring complexity, even over long distances

Fiber optic sensors can be embedded in, or mounted on, steel, asphalt, composite or concrete surfaces. The fact that a single fiber contains multiple sensors significantly reduces the wiring outlay as compared to electrical sensors.

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The advantages of the Sentea data acquisition system

Our interrogator is compatible with almost all of the fiber optic sensors on the market, but that is not the only advantage of our solution.

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