Documentation & News
|24.04.2017||News||Omnisens and industry leaders launch Fiber Optic Association|
The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), North America’s first trade association dedicated to fiber optic sensing technology, launched today with a focus on educating industry, government and the public on the benefits of this cutting-edge technology.
|25.10.2016||News||Omnisens secures 5 year framework agreement for power cable monitoring supply to German Utility, 50Hertz|
|08.09.2016||News||Omnisens provides Belgian utility with temperature monitoring and real time rating system to increase the transport capacity of underground high voltage cable.|
|08.09.2016||Case Studies|| Increasing the transport capacity of 33 km 150 kV cable using Dynamic Cable Rating and DTS|
Belgian Transmission System Operator (TSO), Elia, wanted to know how much additional load could be put through a specific transmission cable without overheating it. Find out how they achieved it.
|19.04.2017||News||Meet us at the OFS 2017 conference in Jeju Korea|
Omnisens expert SangHoon Chin is contributing to the Monday afternoon workshop at OFS on April 24, 2017 by presenting a comprehensive review of more than 10 years of continuous development and successful field deployments of fiber optic based pipeline monitoring solutions
|19.10.2016||News||Support from Swiss Technology fund for Omnisens solutions development|
Omnisens which develops monitoring systems using fiber optic sensing to detect threats to energy assets gets backed by the Technology Fund The managing company of the Swiss Technology Fund announces that the Federal Office for the Environment, FOEN granted another loan guarantee to an innovative Swiss SME: Omnisens SA located in Morges.
|06.10.2016||News||Omnisens at Rio Oil and Gas 24-27 October|
|06.10.2016||News||10a Jornada Andina de Ductos October 20-21 Bogota, Colombia|
|12.09.2016||Brochures|| Securing pipeline asset integrity with Omnisens Lynx |
Detect leaks, ground movement and third party intrusion with Omnisens Lynx pipeline integrity monitoring system.
|06.09.2016||Datasheets||Omnisens VISION Data Sheet|
|06.09.2016||Datasheets||Omnisens VISION Dual Data Sheet|
|11.08.2016||Brochures|| Securing power cable integrity with Omnisens Cobra|
Providing condition monitoring and performance optimization for buried onshore and offshore subsea HV power cables
|12.07.2016||News||Visit Omnisens at CIGRE Session 46 in Paris, August 22-26|
On Floor 3, stand 365, you will find the Omnisens. We are ready to answer your questions regarding the benefits of Cobra power cable monitoring, Dynamic Cable Rating and discuss how the system could be applied to your next project.
|12.07.2016||News||Visit Omnisens at International Pipeline Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Canada |
On stand 501, just inside the entrance to the exhibition, Omnisens specialists will be delighted to answer your questions about Lynx pipeline leak, ground movement and intrusion detection system. We can also discuss how fiber optic monitoring may be applied to your next pipeline project. We look forward to seeing you!
|25.01.2016||Newsletters||Newsletter January 2016|
|20.01.2016||News||Omnisens introduces VISION and VISION Dual for Fiber Optic Test and Measurement|
Omnisens VISION and VISION Dual are new models designed for optical fiber test and measurement using the Brillouin-based technique pioneered by Omnisens. They offer enhanced measurement performance, flexibility and extended measurement capabilities. The Omnisens VISION and VISION Dual provide accurate distributed strain and temperature measurements for quality control, qualification testing and troubleshooting of optical fibers, fiber optic cables, fiber coils and telecommunication links. http://www.omnisens.com/ditest/3451-tnm-specialty-cable.php
|09.12.2015||News||Erosion of pipeline right-of-way: early detection helps ensure pipeline integrity|
A simple event, the appearance of a water spring, was all it took to erode the right of way of a high pressure gas transmission pipeline running from North to South across East Siberia. Thanks to the installation of an Omnisens Lynx pipeline monitoring system which including ground movement detection, this event was captured and located before the pipeline’s integrity was compromised.
|09.11.2015||Case Studies|| Malta-Italy 120 km interconnector temperature monitoring|
Currently the longest AC interconnector of its type, read how Omnisens monitors the cable temperature all along its 98 km subsea and 28 km onshore route.
|09.11.2015||News||Malta – Sicily 120 km 220 kV AC interconnector monitored by Omnisens. |
At 120 km Enemalta’s Malta-Sicily interconnector is the longest AC cable of its type in the world.
|09.11.2015||Case Studies|| Integrity monitoring: Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostock transmission pipeline|
Over its 1'822 km route, the Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostock gas pipeline crosses swamps, 32 active tectonic fault zones and 94 km of seismically active areas. At risk from erosion, flooding, geohazards, ground movement and deformation, read how the design and monitoring this pipeline help maintain its integrity. Omnisens system detected erosion which threatened the integrity of the pipeline right of way.
|19.10.2015||Articles & Papers||BOTDA-based DTS robustness demonstration for subsea structure monitoring applications Paper 9634-122|
|21.08.2015||Articles & Papers||'Long power cables: exposing incipient faults and optimizing performance using extra-long fibre optic distributed temperature monitoring'|
|19.07.2015||Articles & Papers||ANALYSIS OF STRAIN SENSOR CABLE MODELS AND EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENTS FOR DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTICAL GEOTECHNICAL MONITORING SYSTEM|
|08.07.2015||News||Omnisens monitors Shah Deniz DEH (Direct Electrical Heating) system|
Subsea asset monitoring specialist, Omnisens, has provided Break Detection systems to check the integrity of the Direct Electrically Heated flowline system being installed in the Caspian field. The DEH system, the largest in the world to date, provides flow assurance for the flowlines, especially during shut down.
|29.06.2015||News||Detecting the effects of geotechnical events using fiber optic distributed sensing: fiber selection and location|
Omnisens will present a paper International Pipeline Geotechnical Conference Bogota, Colombia July 16-17, 2015
|12.06.2015||News||'Long power cables: exposing incipient faults and optimizing performance using extra-long fibre optic distributed temperature monitoring' (Jicable)|
Come and visit Omnisens at Jicable, Versailles, France from June 21-25 to find out more about power cable condition monitoring and performance optimization using Omnisens Cobra systems based on fiber optic distributed sensing. Recent field experiences and developments will be presented during C3.4 session on Monday 22 June. Come and discuss your project and experiences with DTS and Dynamic Cable Rating systems, we look forward to seeing you in Versailles!
|01.04.2015||News|| Advanced Submarine Power Cable & Interconnection Forum, Berlin, Germany 11-13 May|
Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS): what benefits does it bring to the TSO/operator of a subsea cable? Omnisens will present findings and experiences of monitoring subsea power cables and interconnectors.
|20.02.2015||News||Over 1600 km of subsea assets monitored!|
More than 1600 km of operation-critical subsea assets are being monitored continuously in real time by Omnisens systems.
|18.02.2015||Newsletters||Newsletter February 2015|
|17.02.2015||News||Omnisens to monitor the temperature of 65 km underground cable in Southern France|
RTE France’s electricity transmission system operator (TSO) is making history in the underground cable world. The project to secure the electricity supply to the Eastern Provence-Alpes region (PACA) includes a section of 65 km which took the record for the longest underground 225 kV AC in the world for this power level. To detect hotspots and monitor the thermal behavior of the cable along the 65 km route RTE selected Omnisens Power Cable Monitoring system. The system comprises fiber optic distributed temperature monitoring, dynamic cable rating and Omnisens Map (GIS) to visualize the asset.
|13.02.2015||News||Omnisens monitors 56 km subsea interconnector joining Phu Quoc to Vietnam mainland|
To help Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam, meet its economic development goals a 56 km subsea interconnector has been installed to link it to the national power grid. The 110 kV Prysmian Powerlink cable, is monitored by Omnisens fiber optic distributed temperature sensing system. Subsea cables are at risk from marine activities, scouring and seabed movement which may alter the environment of the cable and affect its operating temperature. The Omnisens power cable monitoring system senses the temperature continuously, using communication fibers within the cable and detects and locates any changes all along its length. This information is sent by email to the operator so that prompt remedial action can be taken. As Phu Quoc develops so the cable temperature will increase with the additional load. The Omnisens system will indicate when the operating temperature approaches the maximum specified for the cable, so that plans can be made to manage the additional load.
|05.02.2015||News||Monitoring the condition of Gulf of Mexico umbilicals|
Omnisens is monitoring the temperature and strain on umbilicals used to retrieve oil and gas from 2100 m/7,000ft water depth in the Gulf of Mexico. Two 21 km/13 mile power umbilicals, specially developed to handle the power requirement of seafloor booster pumps, were instrumented with Omnisens fiber optic-based monitoring system to detect early indications of temperature and/or strain events which may indicate a leak, overheating, elongation or other threat to the assets' integrity.
|13.01.2015||News||Omnisens goes further for London Array wind farm|
London Array became the world’s largest offshore wind farm in 2013, its 630 MW generation capacity supplying enough electricity for nearly 500 000 homes. To monitor the temperature along each of its four 55 km export cables, an Omnisens fiber optic-based system was deployed. Thanks to its ability to monitor the entire cable length from a single interrogator the Omnisens system is housed in the Cleve Hill (Kent) on-shore substation, obviating any requirement to go offshore for maintenance. The Omnisens system senses the temperature along the 150 KV cables, supplied by Nexans AS, using dark fibers from those integrated within the energy cable for communication and control. Already sensing the export cable temperature of the two former ‘largest offshore wind farm’ record holders, Walney and Greater Gabbard, the performance of the Omnisens temperature monitoring system (3 m spatial resolution, a temperature accuracy of better than 1 K over the 55 km of each cable, with no dead zones and a measurement time of 10 minutes) enables the operator to see and act upon developing temperature events, whether due to a change in cable’s condition or load.
|12.12.2014||Newsletters||Newsletter December 2014|
|01.10.2014||Articles & Papers||Fiber Optic Monitoring of Pipeline Subsidence: Analysis of Effective Sensor Cable Deployments - Abstract|
|20.08.2014||Newsletters||Newsletter August 2014|
|02.06.2014||Application Notes||Subsea flowline and pipeline monitoring|
|30.05.2014||News||Ultra Long Range DTS (>300km) to Support Deep Offshore and Long Tieback Developments.|
(Paper 24019) is the subject of Omnisens presentation at OMAE 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, San Francisco ,USA June 8-13 http://www.asmeconferences.org/OMAE2014/
|29.05.2014||News||Extending the sensing range of Brillouin optical time-domain analysis up to 325 km combining four optical repeaters.|
Sanghoon Chin (Omnisens) will be presenting this poster at OFS 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Santander, Spain June 2-6 http://www.teisa.unican.es/ofs23/
|26.03.2014||Articles & Papers|| White paper : How do you know how a power cable is behaving in relation to changes in its operation and environment? What information can temperature monitoring provide?|
How do you know how a power cable is behaving in relation to changes in its operation and environment? What information can temperature monitoring provide?
|14.11.2013||Newsletters||Newsletter November 2013|
|23.10.2013||Case Studies|| Ground movement detection on pipeline ROW, COGA retrofit. |
In a remote area, steep slopes put strain on the pipeline right of way. Simply adding a fiber optic cable in a small trench on the pipeline ROW means the operator can monitor at all times any ground movement on the ROW.
|24.09.2013||Case Studies||Strain and temperature monitoring of deep water umbilical prototype|
|23.09.2013||Newsletters||Newsletter September 2013|
|23.09.2013||Case Studies||Checking temperature of power umbilical during operation|
|25.07.2013||Articles & Papers||Geohazard Prevention and Pipeline Deformation Monitoring using Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing - Abstract|
|10.06.2013||Articles & Papers||Challenges, Requirements and Advances for Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors in Surf Structures and Subsea Well Monitoring - Abstract|
|28.05.2013||Newsletters||Newsletter June 213|
|28.05.2013||Application Notes||Monitor temperature and strain of umbilicals and risers continuously along their length|
|21.11.2012||Newsletters||Newsletter November 2012|
|08.10.2012||Case Studies||RWE npower Gr Gabbard offshore wind farm export cable temperature monitor|
|25.09.2012||Articles & Papers||Continuous Real-Time Pipeline Deformation, 3d Positionning And Ground Movement Monitoring Along The Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok Pipeline - Abstract|
|25.09.2012||Articles & Papers||DEH Cable System Preventive Protection With Distributed Temperature And Strain Sensors - Abstract|
|13.09.2012||Newsletters||Newsletter September 2012|
|11.09.2012||Case Studies||Total Islay trace heated flowline temperature monitor|
|30.08.2012||Videos||Why every new pipeline should have fiber optic monitoring|
|01.07.2012||Newsletters||Newsletter Summer 2012|
|01.07.2012||Videos||Long power cable and umbilical monitoring|
Monitoring power cables using fiber optic sensors is ideal for detecting hotpots, which can be investigated at an early stage of their development, helping avoid cable overheat (normally 90 degrees C)...
|18.06.2012||Articles & Papers||Distributed Fiber Optic Strain and Temperature Sensor for Subsea Umbilical - Abstract|
|11.06.2012||Case Studies||Pipeline Brine Berlin - Leakage Detection System|
|01.06.2012||Newsletters||Newsletter June 2012|
|25.04.2012||Brochures|| Securing asset integrity with Omnisens, an overview|
energy industry assets benefit from continuous fully- integrated monitoring using fiber optic sensing.
|01.04.2012||Newsletters||Newsletter April 2012|
|15.12.2011||Technical Notes||Pipeline leak detection|
Omnisens DITEST™ LTM (Long Range Temperature Monitoring) is a distributed temperature monitoring system capable of accurately measuring every point over long and very long distances (range of more than 50 km) from a single interrogator. Fiber optic sensing can detect and localize leaks continuously and accurately all along the length of the pipeline. It does this by detecting the change of temperature which occurs when a pipe leaks.
|12.12.2011||Case Studies||CSG Hainan Guangdong 32 km interconnector temperature monitor|
|12.12.2011||Articles & Papers||Experimental Study of a Soil-embedded Fibre Optic Strain Sensor Crossing a Shear Zone - Abstract|
|01.12.2011||Newsletters||Newsletter December 2011|
|25.11.2011||Case Studies||Statoil Morvin direct electrically heated flowline temperature monitoring|
|28.09.2011||Case Studies||Dong Walney offshore windfarm export cable temperature monitoring|
|21.09.2011||Articles & Papers||Geohazard prevention with online continuous Fiber optic monitoring - Abstract|
|29.07.2011||Technical Notes||Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature & Strain Sensing Technique|
Omnisens DITEST™ is a major development in distributed sensing since it measures not only temperature but also strain using optical fiber as the sensor. Thanks to SBS, it sets new standards of accuracy and reliability, over longer distances than ever before, extending the benefits of monitoring to an everincreasing range of applications and industries.
|04.05.2011||Case Studies|| Pipeline integrity monitoring - Transandean route|
The operators of a gas pipeline comprising a new 408 kilometre (km), high-pressure gas pipeline system required a long-range monitoring system. The route runs over the Peruvian Andes to a new LNG facility constructed approximately 170 km south of Lima on the coast of Peru.
|04.05.2011||Case Studies|| Subsea integrity monitoring in hostile environments|
Flow assurance and pipeline integrity on 14 km offshore pipeline - Given arctic harsh conditions, monitoring the integrity of an offshore flowline bundle was vital to minimize impact to the fragile Arctic environment as well as risks associated with leakages and flow down-time.
|01.01.2011||Articles & Papers||Distributed Brillouin Sensor Application to Structural Failure Detection - Abstract|
|11.11.2009||Articles & Papers||Submillimeter Crack Detection With Brillouin-Based Fiber-Optic Sensors - Abstract|
|23.09.2009||Articles & Papers||Comprehensive Long Distance and Real Time Pipeline Monitoring Systems Based on Optic Fiber Sensing - Abstract|
|27.05.2008||FAQs||What does “fiber optic distributed sensing” refer to?|
|05.05.2008||Articles & Papers||Oooguruk Offshore Arctic Flowline Design and Construction - Abstract|