Imagine if each light on the above suspension cable was a fiber optic sensor listening for wire breaks 24/7 to determine where Hydrogen Embrittlement or corrosion was occurring. This would determine inspection locations and if dehumidification was required.
Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia
Since 2001 SMSs' founder has designed SHM systems for Suspension Cables, like the Ben Franklin Bridge. SMS's newest innovation is a real-time suspension cable monitoring system using a patented fiber optic-based acoustic sensor. This technology installs faster, costs less, uses fewer sensors, and lasts longer than other systems.