“FOSA applauds PHMSA Administrator Skip Elliott’s leadership toward creating a Pipeline Safety Facility.” said FOSA Chairman Mike Hines. “The test facility announcement represents another giant step towards the realization of such a capability
Fiber Optic Sensing Association elects new board members, Mike Hines of OFS succeeds J.J. Williams of OptaSense as chairman of the FOSA
FOSA announced the election of five board members, as well as its officer slate for 2020. Paul Baird, Prysmian; Deep Desai, Frauscher Sensonic; Paul Dickinson, Dura-Line; Steve Koles, Hi-Fi were each elected to two-year terms beginning on January 1, 2020. Mark Bradley of Corning
"Distributed fiber optic sensing techniques offer powerful tools for the monitoring of long, linear assets, such as highways, " reports Gareth Lees, FOSA Technology Committee Chairman.
FOSA released a brief primer entitled Cable Installation Considerations for Fire Detection. The document contains guidance on specific requirements of fire detection in tunnels, large buildings, industrial sites and large equipment.