Condition monitoring for power cables often entails a manual, periodic inspection process. With conventional systems, a sensor is needed for each point of interest. For applications spanning large areas and longer distances these solutions become over-complicated, bulky, unreliable and costly to maintain. Other conventional systems fail to provide the coverage and reliability required to circumvent disruptions effectively.
By listening to acoustic indicators of functional performance, OptaSense fiber optic sensing technology provides on-line, cost-effective condition monitoring at each and every point along the entire asset.
Offshore Condition Monitoring
To prevent mechanical failures and improve reliability in offshore environments, the OptaSense Integrated Smart Sensing system provides early detection of vortex induced vibration and free span, which can result in subsea cable and umbilical exposure—making them more susceptible to damage.
Onshore Condition Monitoring
In onshore environments, this system enables condition monitoring on overhead assets, including the galloping of lines, insulator failure on critical lines and partial discharge in cables and joints, as well as cable sag and wind monitoring. Other onshore capabilities include circuit-breaker, transformer, cable and insulator condition monitoring.