Silixa wins prestigious Institute of Physics Innovation Award 2015

Silixa has received an Innovation Award for developing the intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™), an instrument which turns a standard optical fibre into an acoustic sensor array.

The iDAS launches pulses of light into the fibre and analyses the small amount of light backscattered to determine the change in fibre strain caused by an external acoustic signal. The instrument’s novel optoelectronics architecture enables digital recording of acoustic fields with a frequency range less than 1mHz to over 100kHz at every location along either a singlemode or multimode optical fibre. Measurements can be made with a spatial resolution as fine as 1 metre. Amplitude, frequency and phase fidelity allows for numerous advanced applications.

Dr Tom Parker, Silixa’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “I am delighted that the cutting-edge technology developed by Silixa has been recognised with this prestigious IOP award. Our dynamic company shows that physics, when applied imaginatively, can help us deal with some of the world’s greatest industrial and social challenges, whether that is safely optimising oil production, or providing effective monitoring for carbon capture and storage. Silixa, like all technology companies, thrives on innovation, and we will carry on developing new ideas, solving tricky problems, and creating jobs and wealth.”

Silixa, along with the four other winning companies, will be showcasing its innovative system at a parliamentary reception on 28 October and will also attend an awards ceremony in London on 5 November, 2015.

Related Links: IOP Institute of Physics

2015-10-30T09:19:10+00:00July 14th, 2015|News|

Silixa will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Global Forum on Pipeline Maintenance and Integrity Management in Berlin, Germany, on 23-25 September, 2015

The conference will focus on innovative inspection & maintenance strategies that can achieve cost-effective operational excellence whilst ensuring social & environmental responsibility.

Silixa will be presenting on its cutting-edge intelligent Pipeline Surveillance System (iPSS™) that utilises a single optical fibre cable and distributed sensing technology to continuously monitor oil and gas pipelines against leak and external threats to the integrity of the pipeline.

The event provides a platform for industry professionals, pipeline owners & operators, service providers and other oil & gas companies, to discuss the challenges associated with the latest standards & certifications.

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Related Links: 3rd Annual Global Forum on Pipeline Maintenance and Integrity Management

2015-07-23T12:16:44+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Events|

Silixa will be presenting at the 42nd IAH Congress, Aqua2015, in Rome, Italy on 18 September, 2015

Silixa will be presenting on Active/Passive measurements using Distributed Temperature Sensors (DTS) for Soil Thermo-Hydraulic Characterization at 10:15 am on 18 September, 2015. (ID N°734, Session S8.5b, title: Hydrogeophysics, remote sensing, and radar technologies: innovative tools and recent development)

The event will focus on the latest technologies and their adoption for the protection of groundwater resources.

The conference will also provide a platform for professionals working in the fields of groundwater resource planning to share information on the sustainability of groundwater-dependent ecosystems, such as protection of aquifers against pollution and improvement of aquifer storage.

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Related links: 42nd IAH Congress, Aqua2015

Image: “Foro romano” by José Ramón Polo López, via Wikimedia Commons

2016-12-09T10:18:00+00:00July 30th, 2015|Events|
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