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Morges, Switzerland

The present invention relates to a method of sensing permanent deformation of a structure, the method comprising the steps of; determining the strain required to permanently deform a structure; securing to the structure one or more strain sensors so that a strain sensor will deform when the structure is deformed, wherein the or each strain sensor comprises one or more optical fibers and wherein the or each strain sensor is configured such that it will permanently deform only when the structure permanently deforms; carrying out distributed fiber optic analysis to sense if a strain sensor has been permanently deformed, wherein a permanent deformation of a strain sensor indicates permanent deformation of the structure. The present invention also relates to a corresponding assembly.


Patent
Omnisens | Date: 2014-02-06

According to the present invention there is provided a method for installing a sensing cable along a pipeline, comprising the steps of, attaching one or more conduits to an outer-surface of a pipe which is to be installed in a bore hole to form a pipeline assembly; moving the pipeline assembly into the bore hole; moving an fiber optic sensing cable into one or more of the conduit after the pipeline assembly has been moved into the bore hole or before the pipeline assembly has been moved into the bore hole. There is further provided a corresponding pipeline assembly, and a attachment head which can facilitate attachment of a pulling line to a pipeline assembly.


The present invention relates to a Brillouin optoelectronic measurement method comprising the step of, providing a signal (s


Methods of performing a distributing sensing measurement included the steps of, modulating the frequency of one or more light signals output from one or more light sources, using one or more multi-level sequence of bits so that the one or more light signals are frequency modulated; using the one or more frequency modulated light signals to provide a pump signal and a probe signal; propagating the pump and probe signals along an optical fiber; using interactions between the pump and probe signal to perform a distributed sensing measurement. There is further provided corresponding sensing systems.


Patent
Omnisens | Date: 2012-06-13

A method for performing distributed pressure sensing including the steps of, forming a grating in a birefringent fiber, measuring the birefringence distribution along the length of the birefringent fiber, and determining pressure present along the length of the fiber using the measured the birefringence distribution. The invention also relates to a corresponding sensing device.

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