Fibersonics provides high-level, adaptable, integration-ready security solutions with a proven track record.
Fibersonics has successful border, airport, perimeter, and pipeline fiber implementations all over the world.
Fibersonics has a unique Distributed Vibration Sensor (DVS) system that is practical and effective in the prevention of oil or gas spills due to its unique ability to detect, locate and classify vibrations caused by physical activity (such as third party interference), while simultaneously monitoring for early-stage leaks, along the entire length of the pipeline, in real-time.
· Perimeter Security
· Border Security
· Detection of Tunneling
· Pipeline Security and Monitoring
· Pipeline Leak Detection
· Monitoring systems for onshore pipelines
· Riser integrity monitoring solutions
· Downhole wireline monitoring solutions
· Communications and IT Security
· High Voltage Cable Integrity Monitoring
· Mining Conveyor Belt Integrity Monitoring
· Monitoring systems for offshore pipelines
Fibersonics is a world leader in the design and development of fiber optic distributed sensing technologies for security applications. Our mission is to develop and commercialize novel distributed fiber optic sensing products and solutions for safety and security applications.
Edward Tapanes is a graduate of Canada’s Royal Military College (BSc 1988, Math and Physics) and the University of Toronto (MASc 1991, Aerospace Science & Engineering). He was an Aerospace Engineer with the Canadian Air Force (as a Commissioned Officer).
Mr. Tapanes founded Future Fibre Technologies Pty. Ltd. (FFT) in Australia in 1994 – a pioneering company in distributing and locating fiber optic monitoring systems. In May 2006, Mr. Tapanes founded Tapanes Global Technology Pte. Ltd. (TGT), in Singapore, in order to offer his specialty skills and services globally in the field of fiber optic sensor technologies. With TGT, he has assisted several companies around the globe with technical challenges in the field. In 2009, he developed the core Long Ranger™ concept and IP. In September 2010, at the time of the Optex acquisition, Mr. Tapanes joined Fiber SenSys Inc., located in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA, as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director – he was appointed President & CEO in January 2012.
In May 2014, Mr. Tapanes co-founded Fibersonics Inc. with the goal to commercialize the Long Ranger™ product and to develop and commercialize novel distributed fiber optic sensing products and solutions for safety and security applications.
Fibersonics Inc. is a recognized world leader in perimeter, pipeline, and data security solutions. Fibersonics manufactures reliable, high-performance fiber-optic intrusion detection solutions for a wide variety of markets.
Fibersonics has highly experienced management and technical leadership. Its Founder, Edward Tapanes, is a serial entrepreneur with a nearly 30 year track record in development and commercialization of fiber optic sensing technologies, he is a recognized pioneer in the field.
Fibersonics’ business model is to integrate our state of the art monitoring technologies with the end-user security or monitoring systems offered by our partners. We recognize our strengths and focus on them. Our partners, likewise, have strengths that complement our products. As such, our products are normally integrated into a more advanced and complete monitoring or security system, such as SCADA, PSIM and Alarm Management Systems. Typically, these systems also integrate a suite of complementary products and provide a professional graphical user interface (GUI).
Fibersonics has a growing list of partners from around the world. If your company is interested in working with us, please contact us.
Fibersonics differentiates itself by providing unprecedented and prompt support to its partners and customers.
Our ability to provide professional, highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable personnel in a very quick time is greatly acknowledged by our partners and customers, and a key factor to our success.
YOFC is the largest supplier of optical preform, fiber and cable in the world,mainly producing and selling a variety of standard optical fibre preforms, optical fibres and optical cables widely used in communications industry, and also designing and customizing special optical fibre and cable of the specifications specified by customers, including integration system, engineering design and services.
To meet the Sinopec Tianjin branch requirement, Fibersonics and YOFC companies jointly provided the Long Ranger pipeline monitoring system for application to the Tianjin oil pipeline at the Cao Jin feeder line.
The starting point is located in the transit depot room and the measured distance is 16,150 meters.
The Long Ranger pipeline monitoring system has high detection sensitivity, low false alarm rate, an accurate positioning alarm, and meets the customer’s demand.
Fibersonics’ working team, their Long Ranger monitoring system, and technical service lead the petroleum and petrochemical sensing field.
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The decision follows a series of experiments at the company’s Pico Rivera test facility, said to have included driving heavy equipment over scaled-down pipeline sections, digging into soil and simulating gas leaks. “From a remote location, special [fiber-optic] monitoring equipment successfully identified each of those activities by its unique data signature,” said the firm.
Jimmie Cho, SoCalGas’ senior VP of gas operations and system integrity, said in a company release: “This is game-changing technology. It will help keep our communities safe and allow us to more quickly address accidental dig-ins by third-party contractors and service outages that happen every year.”
SoCalGas adds that the signal interpretation is sufficiently advanced to distinguish between hand digging and routine traffic from heavy plant equipment in use near a pipeline, and is also able to pinpoint the location of a potential problem to within just 20 feet.
“The technology quickly detects when abnormal stress, movement or temperature conditions are present,” it said. “Continuous monitoring and measurement will help the company quickly identify
threats to a pipeline from heavy equipment operation, unexpected earth movement, or physical impact.”
AP Sensing offers distributed optical sensing technology such as DTS (Distributed Temperature Sensing), DAS (Distributed Acoustic Sensing) for a wide range of applications. Based on our HP/Agilent heritage, with over 25 years of optical measurement expertise, we stand for top quality and well-designed solutions.
Ed Tapanes has an in-depth knowledge of interferometric sensing solutions. Utilizing his 30 years+ experience, he did come up with a very innovative new concept - enabling ultrasonic sensing.