Structural Applications

Product Overview

CEL’s Fiber Optic sensors are used in structural applications to monitor temperature, strain, pressure and other useful information in very harsh environments, over large distances, and many difficult applications where nothing else works.

CEL’s Fiber Optic sensors are passive devices requiring no power and are immune to EMI. Fiber Optic sensors have a proven record of providing extremely accurate and repeatable data over a long period of time. Single systems can be designed to monitor multiple applications simultaneously such as equipment wear, operational efficiency, leak detection and security. Multiple sensors can be installed on a single fiber and networked into one piece of monitoring equipment. This multiplexing capability drastically reduces cabling and equipment requirements, thereby reducing cost.

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Structural Health Monitoring

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) detects damage to the material or geometric properties of a structural system like a bridge, dam, pipeline or building. SHM may monitor the structural health over time, looking for damage related to aging or normal use or may also check for damage due to an unusual event such as an earthquake or explosion, always evaluating the integrity of the structure.

Fiber Optic Sensor, Manhole Switches, intrusion detection systems

Turbine Monitoring

Turbine Engine Health Monitoring can detect damage to a turbine engine, even during normal operation. It may monitor the engine health over time, looking for damage related to aging or normal use, or this technology may also determine damage due to an unusual event such as a bird strike.

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Mining

CEL’s Fiber Optic sensors are a great fit for Mining because of the ease in measuring distributed pressure and temperature variations over a network over time. They can provide useful information in the harsh environments inside mines and mining equipment.