Cables used in underwater applications are specialized and typically require more mechanical strength than cables utilized in terrestrial application. Typically these designs include one or more layers of wire armor for strength and mechanical protection for the optical fibers. This application note evaluates the pertinent application requirements, the operational risk factors and practical service life of the cable as it will be directly influenced by a number of elements.
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Optical cables are exposed to a variety of mechanical and environmental hazards including gophers, squirrels, rats and mice.
This application note provides an overview of the importance of material selection for oil and gas applications involving high temperatures in conjunction with various mechanical loadings.
Inside of many subsea umbilical cables, optical fiber data communications is needed to monitor fluid flow rate, pressure and temperature at a subsea wellhead.
Traditional Downhole Cables are designed to be rugged and durable for optimal performance in wellbore completions with severe mechanical loads, elevated temperatures, and production fluids.
Research update on the suite of optical sensors for monitoring pressure and temperature in enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) that is also applicable to oil and gas wells.
Optical fibers have been used in the petroleum industry for years and in this paper we demonstrate improved reliability of recently developed hermetic, high operating temperature optical fiber.
AFL's new Sidewinder Rapid Cable Deployment System is specially dsigned to help those who work in industrial or harsh environments. Whether you're in the broadcast, military tactical, mining, or...
Optical fibers with improved hermeticity, strength and chemical resistance are presented.
A new class of novel optical fiber structure were designed for improved use in harsh environments typical of oil and gas applications.
Optical fiber based systems have enabled improvements in capabilities and functionality as well as higher rates of data transfer over longer transmission distances.
This is a technology that allows the measurement of strain and temperature along a passive fiber optic element or waveguide path over long distances utilizing the phenomenon of Brillouin Scattering.
Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) is a technology that allows the measurement of temperature along a passive fiber optic element.
Fiber optic cables and connectors are designed and qualified for use in mines by validating the mechanical strength required to install and operate the cable in an underground environment.