Fibre Optic Sensing
HAWK’s Fiber Optic Sensing technology, originally developed in 2006, uses DAS as the major sensing technique and allows for real-time measurements of long assets such as pipelines, conveyors, and fences by monitoring changes that occur in a fiber optic cable affixed to the asset. This revolutionary technology has the ability to protect assets, equipment, and perimeters. HAWK’s Fiber Optic System is modular in design and can monitor up to 80km (50mi) in real-time 24/7. This type of intelligent monitoring is critical to operating efficiently and protecting valuable assets.
The Praetorian Conveyor Health Monitoring System (CHMS) is a plant & site wide single solution for detecting when critical parts of the idler are beginning to fail. The early detection warnings allow operators to control down time and avoid catastrophic costly unplanned shutdowns. HAWK’s Praetorian Fiber Optic Sensing detects abnormalities in conveyor idler performance that other technologies cannot.
Installed along a fence or perimeter and can detect, identify and report any movements. Some examples of detectable activates include intruder movement along a perimeter, intruders cutting or climbing a fence, vehicle movement along a perimeter and digging, excavating or trenching.
The Praetorian Fiber Optic Sensing System can be installed on a buried or unburied pipeline and can immediately detect pipeline leakage, ground disturbances, manual and machine excavation, theft, hot tapping and vehicle movement.
The Praetorian Fiber Optic Sensing System can monitor buried and unburied data cables, wires and power transmission lines. Monitoring for wear, damage or corrosion of the cable is extremely difficult and often power failure or data outage is the first sign of a problem.
Hawk Measurement Praetorian Fiber Optic Sensing Stress Detection System for Tailings Dams Monitoring
HAWK’s Praetorian Geological Stress Detection System utilizes fiber optic sensing technology for the real time monitoring of field strain within earthen structures. Sensitivities achievable with the Praetorian Geological Stress Detection System means that potential issues with ground shift can be detected and intercepted well in advance of visually symptoms of structural issues.