Smart load monitoring

A yacht is a good example of an application where you have a critically loaded composite structure. There are many other examples throughout industry, in aerospace, wind power, civil engineering and marine sectors. It is for just such applications that Smart Fibres developed its Smart Fibre System load monitoring technology. This technology acts as a `sensitive nervous system’ capable of accurately displaying real time load data and recording life time load data within any critically loaded composite structure. The Smart Fibre System builds on well developed technology, which allows a load sensing array to be incorporated into a length of optical fibre cable. This array is designed to ensure load sensors are located at load bearing points within the structure in a non-intrusive manner to provide a responsive and reliable monitoring system.