This white paper provides a quick start guide for operational and maintenance managers who want to explore how fiber optic sensing can be implemented on their assets. We will discuss basic physical principles, practical aspects, and case studies from a variety of industries that show the possibilities of fiber optic sensing.Read more
Get our free white paper about CUI-CONTROL. Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a major threat to various industries, particularly those that deal with metal infrastructure and equipment exposed to harsh environments such as oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, and many others. Studies have shown that CUI can account for up to 50% of all corrosion-related maintenance costs in these industries.Read more
Via deze webinar delen we resultaten van twee pilots met glasvezelsensoren op TUBES leidingnet proefinstallaties van KWR.Read more
Fluves attended the workshop on the update of DNV-RP-G109. And we are pleased with the motivation of the asset owners on this topic.
DNV published a recommended practice to manage the CUI threat in December 2019. This practice DNV-RP-G109 Risk-based management of corrosion under insulation was developed as part of a collaborative project with partners from across the oil and gas industry. It provides a novel methodology to guide asset managers on the most effective and efficient way to assess, mitigate and systematically manage the risk of CUI.
Join our webinar on Monday, May 15th and discover why FRIIS is the best solution to monitor the hydraulic performance of every meter of a sewer.Read more
Join our webinar on Thursday, Februari 9 and discover why fiber optic sensing – using the DALI principle – is the best solution to monitor leaks in water pipes.Read more
An interview with Robin Guldentops, Asset Manager ESP/IL at BASF Antwerp on the best approach to combat corrosion under insulation at a large chemical plant.Read more
Tackling Corrosion and Leakage by retrofitting pipelines with Fiber Optic Sensors: Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) of insulated pipelines and leakage or intrusion detection on underground utility pipelines are two applications where Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) provides a promising alternative to existing monitoring techniques. In this paper, we present case studies for both domains.Read more
It seems to be the season of speaking gigs. In the upcoming month, we have 4 events where we will share all our best knowledge with you.Read more
On the 8th of November from 13.30 till 15.00 (CET) you can follow a workshop-webinar on Distributed Acoustic Sensing.Read more
The 15th of September (a Thursday) we are hosting a webinar at 1.30 PM (CET) about Corrosion Under Insulation. We invite BASF Antwerp as a guest speaker on this topic.Read more
We have two webinars coming up in May 2022.
On Thursday the 12th of May: How cutting edge Fiber Optic technology can detect leaks in your pipelines.
On Friday the 13th of May: 7 reasons why you need fiber optic sensing to monitor critical equipmentRead more
Virya Energy, the energy holding group of Colruyt group and Korys, has invested in Fluves end of 2021, resulting in a significant minority share in Fluves and its daughter company Marlinks.
Fluves provides predictive maintenance systems for critical infrastructure such as pipelines, industrial assets and offshore power cables (Marlinks). The innovative technology consists of a combination between fiber optic sensing technology and AI models allowing for a cost-efficient predictive maintenance approach.Read more
VMM recently started to share real-time conductivity data via waterinfo.be. As a large set of these conductivity sensors are provided by Fluves, we are really glad the data is made available for reuse. Check out how you can download and use with the data yourself using Python.Read more
From 2 till 5th of November, Fluves will showcase DALI Pipeline Monitoring and other fiberoptic technologies for water management in the Aquatech2021 conference. Come visit us at booth 01.150A, and test our technology yourself!Read more
In the wake of the catastrophic flood events in Belgium and Germany in July 2021, Trends Magazine spoke with three Flemish companies on how to deal with such disasters in times of a changing climate. Besides prevention, preparedness is critical in dealing with flooding, and the Internet of Things (IoT) application of Fluves to monitor water levels will play a major role in this.
Project manager Sacha Gobeyn and modelling expert Niels De Vleeschouwer envision a future in which every kilometer of river and stream is equipped with an IoT water level sensor. Using these sensors, local issues such as blockages can be detected within minutes, allowing authorities to take rapid action. Such low-cost IoT level sensors are already being installed by Fluves today as part of several pilot and commercial projects.
Read the article in Trends magazine here (in Dutch).
To learn more about Fluves’ IoT solutions for flood management, check our river applications page.Read more
De Tijd interviewed Fluves CEO Thomas Van Hoestenberghe about the potential of and innovations in our precious North Sea: offshore wind, aquaculture, autonomous shipping, sustainable shipping and top companies conquering the offshore world. It all happens on the barely 67 km long Belgian coastline! Read the full article in Dutch here: Article De Tijd.
Since the start, Fluves is fully dedicated to building a clean water system. Every minute thousands of our sensors track the water status in rivers, pipelines and other flow infrastructure. Only last months, scores of our water quality sensors were installed by the Flemish Environmental Agency to track water salinization.
In 2019, 61 million cubic meters of drinking water were lost in Flanders due to leaking water pipes. Locating these leaks is a crucial step to mitigate the loss. With DALI®, we provide utility managers with the technology to continuously monitor pipelines and detect leaks.