FOSA Case Studies & Papers
Fiber optic sensing examples and technical papers.
Codelco, the National Copper Corporation of Chile, is the largest copper-producing company in the world. AP Sensing is monitoring conveyor belts at one of Codelco’s operations, a copper refinery and processing plant. The client wanted to be able to monitor these conveyor belts in real time with the purpose of implementing a preventative (and not simply reactive) system that is able to anticipate critical conditions and generate pre-alarms for abnormal temperature conditions…. This monitoring unit is paired with our armored fiber optic sensor cable. The sensor cable is maintenance-free and highly resilient to tough industrial environments and extremely high temperatures (tested to withstand 750 °C flame temperature for up to 2 hours).