The unmatched precision and accuracy of our acoustic, temperature, and strain sensing systems allow us to acquire data of unparalleled quality. Sector matched expertise and proprietary data analyses solutions enable both direct measurement and indirect measurement parameters to be captured reliably and repeatedly, thus, time-lapse analyses can be utilised whether it be for the strain or temperature change, or alterations in seepage flow or seismic velocity.
Carina® Sensing System, the precision engineered distributed acoustic sensing system that delivers a 20dB or 100x improvement in signal to noise ratio compared to other existing DAS systems, has enabled pioneering monitoring applications, including passive seismic monitoring, which are only possible with this breakthrough performance.
As the sensing element is the fibre, multiple measurement types can be acquired on the same fibre through the life of the asset. Silixa’s expertise in high temperature and harsh environment installations enables challenging applications to be monitored at a level of detail previously unconceivable.
In dams, Silixa’s systems provide the seepage flow and strain across the structure in real-time. Time-lapse passive seismic using ambient noise or active source seismic surveys allow for structure scale imaging to identify internal erosion or piping in embankments.
Geotechnical structures such landfills as can be monitored in detail for movement and high temperature propagation. Seismic monitoring for earthquakes and induced seismicity can reduce the risk to structures and excavations. Shear wave surveys and direct strain measurements using fibre optic sensing can be used to improve slope stability.
Datacenter uptime can be increased using temperature-based power cable monitoring, and efficiency optimising through monitoring detailed thermal dynamics of server cabinets.
Critical pipelines for waste transfer or at process plants provide a risk to human life and the environment. Real-time monitoring for leaks, hotspot development, or strain can mitigate this risk and eliminate the need for costly capital construction to reduce risk through physical barriers. Process optimisation through vessel skin monitoring of temperature or acoustics is achieved through insights gained into process dynamics.
The health of bridges, tunnels, and highways and other critical infrastructure can be monitored for hazards and movement to mitigate failure mechanisms before risk is increased to unacceptable levels.