Utilizing Fiber Optic Temperature Monitoring during CIPP Processing

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CMS Technology Overview

Sensors are strung via a cable, inside the Pipe (that is to be repaired), prior to insertion of the CIPP liner.

Once the liner is inserted, and the heating process via steam, or water has started, temperature readings from the fiber optic sensor cable that is distributed all along the pipeline, are transmitted to an on-site computer.

During the heating and cooling of the liner, onsite computer software then captures the temperature readings every 30 seconds at six (6) inch intervals, and translates the data readings into thermal graphic images (3D Plot) and spreadsheets.

The color images indicate changes in the spatial temperature of the outside of the liner. A red color typically indicates exothermic activity.

The captured data is also stored in a spreadsheet file for additional reporting and uploaded to a web server for data aggregation and playback later.

The data can also be monitored remotely from a offsite computer or smartphone.