In-Pipe Fibre Optics for Communications and Sensing
|In-pipe Fibre Optic Sensing | In-pipe Fibre Optic Communications | Trenchless Pipe Relining |
Since 2014, CRALEY Group have been developing and patenting innovative solutions for the development of SMART pipeline Infrastructure focussing on 3 keys ares:
In-pipe sensing for use in pre-existing or new buried pipelines as well as overground pipelines. The real benefit of an in-pipe sensing fibre, as opposed to an external one, is that you can achieve a greatly improved acoustic coupling between the sensing fibre and the fluid in the pipe, which in turn provides better sensing capabilities. The in-pipe nature of our solution also makes it an obvious choice for buried pipelines.
In-pipe fibre optics for an improved method of fibre optic deployment by using existing pipeline infrastructure. Pipeline networks provide a ready-made conduit for the deployment of fibre optic communication cables, and particularly with potable water, there is a highly interconnected network of pipelines that provides water to almost every household and business; from the reservoir right to the to tap, there will be a pipeline that has the potential to be utilised.
In-pipe Relining for re-lining existing pipelines to extend their service life. The re-lining is achieved with a number of concentric polymer tubes, that are inserted into the existing pipeline, inflated with compressed air and fused together using a patented technique that requires no noxious chemicals, high temperature water, steam or heavy machinery. The liner is friendly to the environment, is BPA free and is manufactured from recycled polymers.
In-Pipe Fibre Optic Sensing
On-demand leak detection
Permanent 24/7 365 real-time leak monitoring
Supply pipe leak detection
Pipeline camera surveys
Third-party intrusion detection
Water Terrorism (CBRN mitigation)