Smart Fibres has entered into a licensing agreement with Danish engineering and electronics company Brüel and Kjær, to produce and sell fibre optic acceleration sensors worldwide.
Brüel and Kjær has developed the SmartAccel-HF, a single axis fibre Bragg grating acceleration sensor, for high frequency measurement of small vibrations such as condition monitoring of rotating machines in pumps, turbines, motors and wheeled vehicles.
Under the terms of the agreement, Smart Fibres will manufacture and sell the product to its customers in the oil and gas market and other harsh environment industries.
CEO of Smart Fibres, Chris Staveley said: ‘One of the key advantages of FBG technology is the ability to multiplex numerous sensors of different measurand types on a few optical fibres. Acceleration is one of the most interesting measurements for machine health monitoring, so we are delighted that Brüel and Kjær have applied their expertise to develop this product.’