Fiber optic cables for acoustic measurements

Fiber optic acoustic sensing cables are connected to interrogators (electronic measurement and evaluation devices). These operate mainly using require single-mode fibers.

Types of sensing cable: fiber optic cables for acoustic measurements

A measurement plan designed to suit the intended use is necessary for measurement of the various physical parameters. 

For fiber optic acoustic sensing cables, the fiber optic cable must be held in such a way that the action of the acoustic vibrations on the fibers is as even as possible and of sufficient intensity.

Key factors in the choice of cable are environmental parameters such as the location of the cable assembly or embedding, temperature range, mechanical load, water and dust, chemical substances, ionising radiation and hydrostatic pressure.

Typical applications are structural and process monitoring, detection of leaks and insulation damage, and perimeter monitoring.

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