Fiber optic sensing used to monitor for early warning signs of levee failure
“Our fiber sensing solutions are helping Freeport manage and mitigate risks by providing decision-ready information across very long linear assets,” said
Tailings are the residual moisture and sand produced in the separation of valuable minerals from ore extracted during mining operations. This residue is transported to a designated deposition area, controlled by levees on the east and west sides along those rivers.
The monitoring of the two levees will be done using a fiber optic-based distributed sensing system. A range of up to 50km on both levees will be monitored for early warning signs of potential issues that could lead to a failure of the levee structure. The system can instantly identify cable breaks and temperature “hot spots” along the length of the fiber. The continuous monitoring of levees for changing conditions allows
In addition to levee monitoring, Luna’s distributed sensing technology has been used by
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