FiberPatrol-PR for Pipelines Point Reporting of Third Party Interference

Company: Fiber Guard (Pty) Ltd

Type: Sensors, Detection Equipment

FiberPatrol-PR is ideal for protecting pipelines and other in ground infrastructure from Third Party Interference (TPI). A single sensor can provide protection for up to 50 km (30 mi.) of sensor cable buried along the pipeline. FiberLR detects manual or machine digging, whether from intruders intent on damaging or tapping the pipeline or those accidentally digging near the pipeline’s location. By providing an early warning and the precise location of an incident, the sensors helps responders prevent costly damage. For surface pipelines the sensor cable is directly attached to the pipeline and detects any attempts to drill into or dismantle the pipeline. Optical fibers within existing fiber optic communication cables buried along the pipeline can be used for the FiberPatrol-PR sensor if requirements regarding positioning, attenuation and reflective discontinuities are met.

How it works FiberPatrol-PR accurately locates intrusions even when there are multiple simultaneous intrusions or in the presence of non localized environmental noise that would overwhelm the location capability of other long range fiber optic sensors. FiberPatrol-PR’s resilient design allows detection to continue right up to the point of a cut in the sensor cable. When installed in a redundant configuration, FiberPatrol-PR protects the full perimeter even after a cable cut