Areas of application for fiber optic sensing cable systems

To measure physical parameters: distributed sensor technology in all areas of application in the oil and gas industry.

Coordinated with your area of application: fiber optic sensing cable systems

Fiber optic sensing cable systems are used in different ways in oil and gas infrastructure. Products and services from Solifos go a long way toward improving operational safety, plant availability and plant performance thanks to the use of status and environmental monitoring and early damage detection.

Fiber optic sensing cable systems are used in all areas of the oil and gas industry: upstream (at the source), midstream (during transportation for further processing) and downstream (toward the consumer).

You will find our cables used in exploring oil and gas deposits, in the down-hole section of the well, on the oil platform structure itself, on the pipeline, on board ship, in tank facilities and in refineries.

The fiber optic sensing cable systems measure temperature, expansion, pressure and acoustic signals over their entire length. This makes a very wide variety of applications possible in the oil and gas area:

  • Process and performance optimisation
  • Fire detection
  • Leak detection
  • Identifying structural changes and damage
  • Early detection of ground displacements
  • Detection of landslips
  • Perimeter monitoring

Examples of application

Down hole

Safety and process optimisation thanks to fiber optic temperature sensor cables (TEF, tube encapsulated fiber), fiber optic expansion and pressure sensors and fiber optic acoustic sensor cables, used directly in the well.

Pipelines


Leak and theft detection with location using fiber optic temperature and acoustic sensor cables directly on the pipeline.

Landslip and structural monitoring using fiber optic expansion sensor cables on the pipeline and in surrounding terrain.

Refineries


Safety and process optimisation using fiber optic temperature sensor cables, fiber optic expansion and pressure sensor cables and fiber optic acoustic sensor cables, fire monitoring using special fire sensor cables (two-hour guarantee of functionality at 750°C) and perimeter monitoring using fiber optic acoustic sensor cables.

Tank facilities


Leak and theft detection with location using fiber optic temperature and acoustic sensor cables directly on the tank, fire monitoring using special fire sensor cables (two-hour guarantee of functionality at 750°C) and perimeter monitoring using fiber optic acoustic sensor cables.

Natural gas facilities


The natural gas area (e.g. LNG) is characterised by very low temperatures that must be monitored during transport and storage of liquefied gases.

For this purpose, Solifos can offer special fiber optic temperature sensor cables that are suitable for use at temperatures down to minus 180°C (cryogenic level).

Leak and theft detection with location using fiber optic temperature and acoustic sensor cables directly on the tank, fire monitoring using special fire sensor cables (two-hour guarantee of functionality at 750°C) and perimeter monitoring using fiber optic acoustic sensor cables.

Our team of specialists is always available to help you to select the right products and advise on installation, commissioning and final acceptance. Talk to us.