Monitoring – Utilities
Rigstar has strategically partnered with a member of the NKT Group to deliver a cutting-edge monitoring system for the utility sector. The application has been deployed to metropolitan areas throughout North America and has been successful in detecting and identifying thermal insulation breakdowns along a specific utility line.
Electric cables when subjected to elevated temperatures near or above their operating range, especially with long-term exposure to high temperatures, can result in damage to the cable jacket and cable insulation, leading to a cable failure.
Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) uses fiber optic cable to monitor temperature along the entire length of the cable. The system acts like a series of thermometers distributed along the entire high voltage power cable.