We have products for custom applications in the electricity sector.
The possibilities of fiber optic sensors in the electricity sector are obvious. Sensors are the ideal solution for this sector as they are insulated, passive systems and immune to problems arising from the EMC.
The values that may be monitored include the main ones for that sector, such as the current, temperature, mechanical movements, etc., and they can be measured on a punctual basis, using Bragg technology (particularly for assets that are already installed) or in a distributed way, using Brillouin.
Multiple possibilities open up with the application of those systems as part of the protection, control and predictive maintenance schemes, as they provide information that is not usually available.
Applications of the electricity sector
The advantages that photonic sensors offer within the electricity sector are obvious and there are many effective application possibilities. Their passive nature, the fact they do not have conductive parts, their capacity to be multiplexed and to cover large areas or geographical distances makes them ideal for current applications and many others in the future.
The temperature of different elements, in order to know the degree of operating of an asset, the deformation of an element, for example, to establish the presence of wind distributed over large surfaces, are two examples of how the Bragg systems can be applied.
Measuring remote current provides solutions that would be otherwise impossible for underground cables or when managing lines with multiple connects.