Sarah Phillips

The global climate emergency is the biggest threat to civilisation that we have ever faced. The requirement to act grows more critical every day.

As over 120 world leaders gather this week to continue talks at the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Bandweaver Technologies support the call for strong action, with profound commitments to achieve net zero targets that help limit warming to 1.5 ̊C.

With pressure for every country to increase action over the next decade, cost-effective, highly intelligent solutions are required to optimise processes and regulate efficiencies.

Bandweaver’s next-generation fiber optic sensing technology is appropriately placed to bring game-changing capabilities to markets, that will reduce our environmental impact and help in the fight against climate change.

Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) using fiber optic cabling uses a single strand of optical fiber as a sensor, allowing temperatures to be recorded along the length of the cable and thus providing a continuous temperature profile.

The use of DTS has prospered over the past 3 decades. As such, it has become a well-explored and widely accepted tool for a diverse range of environmental applications, including hydrogeology, geothermal energy, and electrical infrastructure.

These applications offer immense possibilities for environmental monitoring where high-accuracy, high-frequency, longevity, and cost-efficiencies are required.

The fiber optic technology is versatile and offers excellent economies of scale. With no power requirements in the field, and no EMI or RF emissions, the cabling is intrinsically safe. It has a long lifetime of over 30 years, in addition to low maintenance and operational requirements. With the ability to utilise existing infrastructure, many industries are looking towards FO-DTS technology solutions to solve both traditional and emerging climate change challenges. 

Our goal is to make it easier for the world to make a positive difference in the fight against the climate crisis. If we all play our part and act now, we can rise to the challenge together.

Download the current Bandweaver white paper to learn how the application of fiber optic sensing technology could help to mitigate climate change, through ever-more intelligent condition monitoring solutions in a variety of applications.