Fiber-Optic Pipeline Monitoring System

The HAWK Fiber System from Hawk Measurement Systems provides predictive analysis that allows operators to make informed decisions about pipeline assets. The system monitors cable condition; stress, strain, and pressures on the pipe; ground movement; unusual noise emanating from either the pipe or the surrounding environment; and parameters such as moisture for sensors located outside the pipe.

The system utilizes two underlying technologies (pipe external and internal monitoring systems) and may be fitted using three possible options depending on the application. The pipe external monitoring system comprises a coherent optical time-domain reflectometry system for detecting acousticwave or sound, a Raman optical time-domain reflectometry system for detecting temperature change along the pipeline, and a Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer system for detecting strain along the pipeline.

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