Optical fiber based sensor system for monitoring of infrastructures

FEBUS Optics is an innovative company based in Pau (France) bringing a new generation of optical fiber based sensor system to the market, in particular for the maintenance and monitoring of infrastructures.

Water network monitoring system

Detecting and geolocating leaks, Negative Pressure Waves, implementing preventive maintenance is essential to prevent water networks from any damages.

FOPipe, a solution for monitoring drinking water pipelines, is the perfect combination of patented FEBUS Optics measuring devices and our proprietary software solution, FOPipe Suite.

FOPipe relies on distributed fiber optic sensing technology to ensure real-time and continuous monitoring of the integrity of water pipelines.

LEAK DETECTION IN A DRINKING WATER NETWORK

A leak in a water pipeline requires swift intervention. This type of failure is critical as it can endanger the distribution system and have environmental impacts.

The FOPipe solution relies on distributed fiber optic sensing technology and our software development expertise. Any failure in the pipeline network is detected in real-time and continuously. An alert is instantly generated, accurately indicating the location of the event.

FEBUS A1
(Rayleigh technology)

FEBUS G1-R
(Brillouin technology)
FEBUS T1-R
(Raman technology)

> Acoustics (DAS - Distributed Acoustic Sensing)

> Vibrations measurement

> Temperature and Strain (DTSS - Distributed Temperature and Strain Sensing)

> For extensive networks

> Temperature (DTS - Distributed Temperature Sensing)

> For less extensive networks

Prompt intervention is organized, environmental risks are reduced, and the water distribution system is optimized.

MONITORING OF NEGATIVE PRESSURE WAVES

The FOPipe solution is based on the performance of our interrogators and software to provide complete monitoring of water networks.

Our devices perform acoustic, temperature, and strain measurements over long distances. In addition to acoustic and temperature data, and to ensure complete monitoring of the integrity of the drinking water pipeline network, the FEBUS A1 (DAS - Distributed Acoustic Sensing) detects Negative Pressure Waves.

detection of shocks in industrial plants

Shock detected in industrial plants with the FEBUS A1 (DAS) and wave propagation in the pipeline

All types of leaks or events such as the shutdown of an engine, for example, are thus identified and notified in real-time.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE OF PIPELINES

Our FOPipe solution enables the monitoring of the proper functioning of various motorized equipments in the network, such as compressors.

waterfall showing two motorized units on an industrial plant

Waterfall showing the activation of two motorized units on an industrial plant through the FEBUS A1 (DAS)

The FEBUS A1 (DAS - Distributed Acoustic Sensing), by conducting vibrational measurements, records te acoustic signals of the devices. Any suspicious variation is detected in real-time and notified by our FOPipe Suite software solution:

  • a maintenance or preventive solution is implemented within shorten timeframes
  • production is optimized
  • maintenance costs are reduced.

OTHER FEBUS OPTICS PIPELINE MONITORING SOLUTIONS

The FEBUS technologies, our expertise, and the support from our teams allow to monitor the integrity of various types of pipelines, such as wastewater networks or oil and gas pipelines.

Our FOPipe solution offers complete, continuous, and real-time monitoring of the entire pipeline by also detecting third-party intrusions near the pipelines.

Finally, FEBUS Optics experts are available to operational teams for training and support throughout their entire projects. Our interrogators come with a 3-year warranty, and we offer personalized maintenance contracts and service continuity.

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