Webinar: 3 Easy Ways to Maximize Structural Health Monitoring

As the integrity of aging infrastructure is under increased scrutiny, structural health monitoring has come to the forefront of civil engineering. And for this application one technology has emerged as a leader: fiber optic sensing.

Fiber optics present opportunities for departments of transportation (DOTs) and asset owners to significantly reduce the total cost of ownership for monitoring structural health. These savings stem from:

  • The ability measure over long distances
  • With the longest sensor life
  • With multiple parameters on a common system
  • With many sensors on a single channel

The challenges that can be solved by substituting fiber optics for conventional technologies include eliminating:

  • Several data acquisition nodes, which are required in the immediate vicinity of sensors
  • Multiple sensor types that require different data acquisition hardware
  • Sensor fatalities that are costly and labor intensive to fix
  • Multiple data acquisition nodes that create networking issues and data parsing problems

Attendees will learn how fiber optics can solve some of the most important challenges that infrastructure engineers and asset owners face today.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how using fiber optic sensors can significantly reduce installation time by offering users the ability to put many sensors on a single channel over very long distances.
  • Learn how fiber optic sensors simplify data acquisition by allowing users the capability to measure multiple parameters on a single instrumentation platform (strain, temperature, displacement, pressure, and vibration).
  • See how fiber optic sensors can reduce the total cost of ownership of an SHM system by utilizing the longest-life sensors on the market today.

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