Light feels pressure

Stand number: 35


PHOSFOS demonstrates a new method to measure pressure by using light guided within optical fibres. The new mechanism will be applied to monitor downhole pressure in the field of oil and gas exploration and will improve the efficiency and safety of oil well exploitation. A similar optical fibre based sensor will also be used in the field of healthcare to detect gastro-intestinal disorders by measuring the pressure exerted down the oesophagus during swallowing. The method offers comfort to the patient and relies on a low-cost measurement system. Come visit our stand to see both sensor systems in operation.