Cable Monitoring Solutions

Maximizing the utility, increase the operational performance and monitor the cable's health

Electricity is fundamental in today´s world. Power cables have become indispensable for the security of energy supply. Therefore, maximizing the utility of cable assets is both crucial and challenging. Fluctuating demands in different markets and environments, as well as new and renewable sources for energy supply, show the importance of transmitting power to where it is needed. Cable monitoring supports you in maximizing the throughput of your cables, avoiding failures and reducing outage time, as well as prolonging the lifetime of your cable systems.
NKT has over 130 years of experience in the cable industry. Our strategy is to work closely with several suppliers of sensor systems, e.g. fiber optic sensing systems, but also to develop state of the art monitoring systems ourselves, e.g. curvature monitoring described later.
But, the key benefits of a monitoring system comes when you integrate sensors together with real-life knowledge and experience. You need access to the experts to draw the right conclusions and make the right recommendations. NKT has that set of experts.

Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS)

The DAS technology is capable of identifying acoustic vibrations along onshore cables, enabling the detection of potential risks from nearby activities such as excavation or manual digging. This proactive approach allows our customers to take timely action before any damage occurs to their cable assets. The technology measures vibrations by responding to slight changes in strain in the optical fiber integrated in cables that is caused by vibrations. The resulting signals are then analyzed and presented, showcasing the frequency and amplitude of the disturbance in real-time.
Should a failure occur, DAS can also be used as an additional source of information for fault location activities as many failure modes manifests themselves with vibrations that the system picks up.

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