NASA Spinoff Database: Underwater Adhesives Retrofit Pipelines with Advanced Sensors

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 2015
Reference Number: JSC-SO-275
Category: Public Safety
Origin: Remote sensors and adhesives

Houston-based Astro Technology Inc. used a partnership with Johnson Space Center to pioneer an advanced fiber-optic monitoring system for offshore oil pipelines. The company_s underwater adhesives allow it to retrofit older deepwater systems in order to measure pressure, temperature, strain, and flow properties, giving energy companies crucial data in real time and significantly decreasing the risk of a catastrophe.

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Page Number in Published book: 66
Manufacturer: Astro Technology

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