Insights – Fiber Optics

  1. Polymer innovation: inspiring new possibilities in weld validation

    By Jason Fant, Global Fiber Optics Market Manager, Zeus

    Zeus was recently involved in extensive research seeking to replace traditional electrical thermocouple test methods with fiber optic sensors in a bid to simplify this lengthy, costly process. Unlike thermocouples, which affect the mechanical properties of the bond, fiber optic sensors have the potential to accurately monitor temperature and pressure during the weld process without threatening a component’s structural integrity.

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  2. How polymer innovation is paving the way for fiber optic development

    By Jason Fant, Global Fiber Optics Market Manager, Zeus

    Fiber optic sensors are central to a whole host of applications, from identifying leaks in nuclear power plants to guiding surgical procedures. While the technology has evolved to detect and relay complex data, optical fibers cannot withstand harsh environments and physical hazards. When deployed in such conditions, optical fibers must be protected or modified if they are to survive and perform optimally. Failure to do so could compromise long-term reliability and may even risk the integrity of your entire project. 

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