Technical Meeting: Introduction to Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing technology, applications and advancements.

12 Feb 2020

Joint meeting with The Mining Institute of Scotland and IMechE

Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing refers to the use of laser interrogator systems coupled to long lengths of optical fibre which provide a sensing array capable of continuously recording the temperature and dynamic strain at all points along the fibre path.

These technologies have found value adding applications in the Oil and Gas Industry, Pipeline, Transportation and Power Line Monitoring, the Mining Sector and across numerous Environmental Projects globally.

Ensuring robust long term measurements in often harsh environments has led to the development of specialist fibre optic cables engineered to withstand extreme temperatures, abrasion and corrosive substances. The chemistry of optical fibres has evolved to make them less susceptible to degradation over time so that the technology can be deployed as a monitoring solution for the life of the asset.

The opto-electronic technology behind the measurements will be presented along with how optical fibres are deployed for sensing and how large amounts of data are gathered efficiently, analysed and turned into actionable information for the end-user.

Attendance is free but spaces are limited and must be pre-booked. Follow the link under "further information".

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Theatre N242, Sir Ian Wood Building
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom