Optical Fiber Sensing for Asset Integrity Monitoring

This 2 days course is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to manage Optical Fiber AIM. If you’re a Facility Manager or Integrity Engineer in the Construction, Oil&Gas, Nuclear or other energy industries, this educational program is the best experience to perfect your skills using state-of-the art technologies.

Day 1:
Technology

During the first training day you will learn all of the necessary background information on fiber optics, from the physical phenomena to the different sensor technologies, and how to implement them on the field. Both theoretical lectures and practical demos will be presented in to  give you a complete understanding of currently used optical fiber technologies.

Program:

  • Physics behind fiber optic monitoring
  • Study of optical sensors technologies:
    – Discrete sensors: Fiber Bragg Grating, Light Interferometers, Light Intensity Based sensors
    – Distributed sensors: Temperature, Strain, Acoustic and Vibration (DTS, DSS, DAS and DVS)
    – Demos with OFS vendors
  • Implementation and quality control:
    – Demos with OTDR, Connectors and Fusion Splicing

Day 2:
Applications

The workshop focuses mainly on industrial applications of fiber optic monitoring. This training day is industry oriented so we will present different case studies on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Asset Integrity Monitoring (AIM) within different sectors (Oil&Gas, Nuclear, Power & Utility Networks, Transport Infrastructures).

Program:

  • Asset Integrity Monitoring Strategies & Costs/Benefits analysis across different industries
  • Case studies: the use of FBG sensors and distributed sensing technologies in different industries
  • How to design and implement a robust and reliable optical fiber monitoring system
  • Data Interpretation and Management

In partnership with the University of Houston Downtown.

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