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The Weir-Jones Group presents "Structural Integrity Monitoring of Pipelines and Geo-Hazards using Fiber Optic Sensing Technologies"
June 11, 11 AM ET 

The Weir-Jones Group has been monitoring the structural integrity of critical energy and infrastructure assets around the world for nearly 50 years.

The two main fiber optic sensing technologies we deploy include discrete fiber optic sensors (Fiber-Bragg Gratings-FBG) for monitoring specific locations of interest and distributed fiber optic sensing for continuous monitoring larger areas of interest.

During this webinar we will provide a brief overview of these two fiber optic technologies as they related to pipeline integrity monitoring. We will also present case studies demonstrating how strategically installed fiber optic monitoring systems can provide quantitative early warning of pipeline integrity concerns before a loss of containment occurs. Presented by Abdul H. Mohamud, Project Manager, Weir-Jones and Terrascience Groups of Companies, Vancouver, Canada, and Andrew Weir-Jones, Operations Manager, The Weir-Jones Group of Companies.

Abdul H. Mohamud is a project manager at Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants Ltd. and the Weir-Jones Group of Companies. He has over 10 years of experience in the design, implementation, and project management of structural integrity monitoring systems of critical energy infrastructure including pipelines, refineries, hydraulic fracturing operations and wastewater disposal plants. He maintains professional membership with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC) and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Engineers Canada.

Andrew Weir-Jones is Operations Manager of The Weir-Jones Group of Companies. Andrew oversees the day to day business of the group, as well as all the field installations over the last 23 years. He has developed numerous technologies and installation techniques during this time including optimized fiber installation procedures for a wide variety of pipe, ground, and structural applications.


Hifi Engineering presents "Value Added Pipeline Applications Using High Fidelity Fiber Optic Monitoring & Machine Learning"
June 18, 11 AM ET

Distributed fiber optic sensing has been gaining significant momentum in pipeline industry adoption. The primary application of this technology has been in preventative leak detection.  However, new value-added applications are now emerging with potential to deliver extra value to the pipeline operators, over and above leak detection.

Different fiber optic sensing technologies exist which can be appropriately positioned for various applications.  One of these specialized fiber optic sensing approaches is known as high fidelity distributed sensing (HDS) which uses a different interferometry to achieve very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).  Along with high SNR, HDS also provides integrated acoustics, temperature and strain/vibration, and is optimized to do so over long distances with no degradation of fidelity.  This makes the HDS technology particularly appropriate for preventative pipeline leak detection as well as a number of other value-added applications such as flow monitoring and pig detection/tracking/analysis. This webinar will be presented by Steven Koles.

Steven is currently the President & CEO of Hifi Engineering.  Prior to Hifi, was Steven was an executive with Steeper Energy, the President & CEO of Hemisphere GPS, VP & GM at AOL (Time Warner) Canada, Senior VP with Group Telecom, and held several management positions at TELUS Corporation.

Steven is a graduate from the Faculty of Business at the University of Alberta, and the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.


OptaSense presents 
September 17, 11 AM ET

Dura-Line, Fotech Solutions and OFS present
October 11, 11 AM ET

The FOSA Technology Committee presents
November 19, 11 AM ET

Omnisens presents 
December 17, 11 AM ET

FOSA Webinars
Date File
2020-05-28 WEBINAR DFOS for Geotechnical & Structural Health Applications - FOSA Technology Committee Details
2020-05-14 WEBINAR Asset Monitoring, Integrity & Optical Sensing Technologies in Energy Transmission-Prysmian Details
2020-04-30 WEBINAR Integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles w/ DAS Technology to Provide Rapid Response - Fotech Details
2020-04-16 WEBINAR Microtrenching and other Fiber Optic Installation Solutions - Ditch Witch Details
2020-03-19 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Sensing in Power Transmission - NKT Photonics Details
2020-02-20 WEBINAR Breakthrough Research on DAS for TPI Monitoring – Dura-Line, Fotech Solutions, OFS Details
2020-01-16 WEBINAR Overcoming Validation & Verification Difficulties for Pipeline Leak Detection - OptaSense Details
2019-11-21 WEBINAR Fire Detection by Fiber Optic Sensing - FOSA Technology Committee Details
2019-10-24 WEBINAR Beyond DAS – Advances in Distributed Rayleigh Scattering - AP Sensing Details
2019-09-19 WEBINAR Security and Safety Made Smart with Fiber Optic Sensing - NEC Details
2019-06-20 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Sensing Towards a Billion Sensors - FOSA Technology Committee Details
2019-05-16 WEBINAR Smart Cities - Corning Details
2019-04-18 WEBINAR Smart Border Security - Network Integrity Systems Details
2019-03-25 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Sensing in City Power Networks - FiOPS Details
2019-02-21 WEBINAR Earthquake and Ambient Noise Monitoring using DAS on Existing Fiber - OptaSense Details
2018-12-20 WEBINAR Smartpipe® - The Pipeline to Smart Cities - Smartpipe Technologies® Details
2018-11-15 WEBINAR Promoting Fiber Optic Sensing in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry - SEAFOM Details
2018-11-14 WEBINAR FOSA: Who We Are and What We Do Details
2018-10-18 WEBINAR Gas-Cooled Applications of Fiber Optic Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensors-OZ Optics Details
2018-09-20 WEBINAR The Internet of Things Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger DAS for Smart Cities - Fotech Solutions Details
2018-06-21 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Sensing for Railroad Infrastructure and Assets - FOSA Technology Committee Details
2018-05-17 WEBINAR High Fidelity Sensing for World Class Pipeline Monitoring - Hifi Engineering Details
2018-04-19 WEBINAR Smart Pathways for Fiber Optic Sensing - Dura-Line Details
2018-03-19 WEBINAR Transport Infrastructure Geohazard Risk Monitoring - Omnisens Details
2018-02-15 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Sensors an Internet of Things Application Layer for Advanced Security - Adelos Details
2018-01-23 WEBINAR Advancing Pipeline Safety with Fiber Optic Sensing - FOSA Technology Committee Details
2017-12-15 WEBINAR Optical Cable Selection for Pipeline Sensing Applications - Prysmian Details
2017-11-30 WEBINAR Automated Surveillance of Critical Assets - Asymmetric Technologies Details
2017-10-25 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Acoustic Detection Railroad Applications - Frauscher Sensor Technology Details
2017-09-20 WEBINAR Fiber Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing to Protect Pipelines - Fotech Solutions Details
2017-07-19 WEBINAR Tales from the Front Line of Fiber Optic Sensing - OptaSense Details
2017-06-21 WEBINAR Long Distance Fiber Optic Sensing - Omnisens Details