STRUCTURAL MONITORING OF BRIDGES/VIADUCTS
The application of a fibre optic sensor allows the structural integrity of a bridge/viaduct to be veriﬁed during its entire operational life, providing continuous information on the ‘health status’ of the structure.
The fibre optic sensors are applied along the entire length of the structure to be monitored, so unlike point sensors, which detect anomalies only at the points where they are installed, the sensors developed by Optosensing allow anomalies to be detected throughout the structure.
STRUCTURAL MONITORING OF TUNNELS AND DAMS
Civil works are not eternal; time, loads and external agents are the main causes of performance losses. Fibre optic sensors applied along the structure to be monitored, which can be a tunnel, a dam or any other structure, allow it to be monitored continuously and in real time. Any deformation related to the structure will be detected and transmitted so that timely and targeted action can be taken.
The use of our sensors enables the monitoring of thermal and deformation profiles of gas, water and oil pipelines and the real-time identification of leaks and/or structural deterioration. Thanks to our systems, it is possible to both optimise maintenance interventions and identify leaks and/or structural deterioration. The goal is to provide operators with real-time values on the status and condition of each monitored pipeline segment
MONITORING UNSTABLE SLOPES
In the context of monitoring unstable slopes, the fibre sensor can be installed directly in the ground, by means of special gripping devices, or be used as part of a more complex monitoring system.
It is in this context that an innovative inclinometer with hybrid technology (optical fibre and MEMS sensors) capable of monitoring displacements and deformation profiles of landslide slopes was designed, developed and patented.
Optosensing systems enable the detection of static and dynamic deformations of railway infrastructure, as well as the monitoring of overhead lines.
MONITORING CIVIL BUILDINGS
Optical sensing systems allow civil buildings to be safeguarded by monitoring integral deformations induced on specific areas of the structure (FOIS system), i.e. by measuring thermal and deformation profiles along the fibre installation axis (OSD1 distributed system).
Optical fibre systems can be integrated with traditional sensors (inclinometers, crack gauges, settlement meters, etc.) to create multi-parameter monitoring systems.
MONITORING UNSTABLE SLOPES AND EMBANKMENTS
he monitoring of parameters related to hydrogeological instability is increasingly becoming an essential requirement for safeguarding and protecting public safety.
Optosensing’s considerable investments in research and development of technologies that could contribute to territorial safety have led to the creation of highly reliable and user-friendly systems.
Among these, the hybrid inclinometer and FOIS represent the most versatile and reliable solutions for monitoring embankments, landslide slopes, rockfall networks, etc.
SYSTEMS DEDICATED TO SAFETY
An essential prerogative of Optosensing is to contribute to the security of the individual and the environment. This includes the devices of the FOSS (Fiber Optics Security Systems) family, a complete line of state-of-the-art anti-intrusion, anti-robbery and anti-burglary systems. These are inexpensive and versatile systems that, through fibre optic detection, suitably installed along the element to be monitored, allow burglary attempts to be identified.
They are particularly effective as perimeter alarms, to protect photovoltaic installations, or to combat copper theft.