Brüel & Kjær licences smart fiber technology
Danish test house Brüel and Kjær is licensing its fiber-optic acceleration sensor technology exclusively to Smart Fibres in the UK.
SmartAccel-HF is a fiber-optic acceleration sensor suitable for high frequency measurement of small vibrations, making it ideal for condition monitoring of rotating machines such as pumps, turbines, motors and wheeled vehicles. It can be used as part of an integrated fiber-optic system to monitor subsea pumps for the oil and gas industry.
The unique measurement benefits of optical fibre sensing technology include increased tolerance against extreme harsh environments, allowing long-term, sustainable monitoring solutions for a wider range of applications.
The SmartAccel-HF is a single-axis Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) acceleration sensor. One of the key advantages of FBG technology is the ability to multiplex numerous sensors of different measure and types on a few optical fibres. Acceleration is one of the most interesting measures for machine health monitoring