Process Monitoring

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Process Monitoring 2017-01-13T17:23:20+00:00

Silixa’s distributed fibre optic sensing technologies allow for unparalleled capability for monitoring reactor and storage vessels, transfer pipelines, and conveyor systems. Our ULTIMA DTS and iDAS provide the finest distributed sensing performance available offering an unsurpassed level of insight into industrial processes. Combined with customised installation, cable, and software solutions from our team of expert engineers Silixa offers robust monitoring to optimise production processes and the use of existing assets.  Solutions can be installed along infrastructure to yield complete spatial and temporal coverage providing operators with an enhanced level of safety while minimising operational downtime.

Example applications include:

Reactor Vessels

ULTIMA DTS can be used to monitor for both detection of hot spots and cryogenic process monitoring. Fibre optic cable can be installed to provide coverage for above ground or buried vessels.

Storage Tanks

Storage tank integrity monitoring can be implemented for a diverse range of applications including leakage and intrusion detection.

Transfer Pipelines

Temperature monitoring, leak detection, and intrusion detection are readily implemented along fluid transfer pipelines that are prone to risk.

Belt Conveyor Systems

Our distributed sensing technologies are readily combined in a single installation to allow for complete coverage of material transfer systems for up to tens of kilometres. Temperature and acoustic monitoring can alert operators to worn components and potential failures.

In the example above Silixa’s DTS systems is used for continuous temperature monitoring, detecting hot spots on the surface of a vessel. An alarm is triggered when critical temperature limits are exceeded.

Key benefits

  • Continuous spatial and temporal coverage
  • Autonomous monitoring capability
  • Optimization of production processes and existing assets
  • Improved decision making capacity
  • Suitable for harsh and high temperature environments

How does it work?

Silixa’s fibre optic distributed sensing technologies allow for the collection of data at all locations of up to tens of kilometres of optical fibre simultaneously, transforming both standard and customized cable solutions into the equivalent of thousands of point sensors. This fundamental advance in sensing technology provides a means for complete spatial and temporal coverage of process infrastructure to identify and react to potential failure events before they occur.