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Advanced Composite Structures Australia and Smart Fibres sign heads of agreement

News International-French

23 Jan 2014

Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACS Australia) and Smart Fibres Ltd., a company providing innovative optical fibre sensing technology, are pleased to announce the signing of a Heads of Agreement that begins a cooperative relationship regarding the use of sensing technology in composites applications.

Andrew Gunnion, Operations and Sustainment Program Manager at ACS Australia notes: "With the increased use of composites in remote and critical applications such as off-shore wind turbine blades and oil & gas pipelines, the ability to monitor the health of the structure is proving to be of significant value for the end-user". Leveraging the broad experience and global presence of both companies, this agreement will allow the composites community to take advantage of a unique service in a wide variety of markets and applications.

About Advanced Composite Structures Australia:
ACS Australia is a company dedicated in composites technology development and implementation, partnering with customers to enable innovative design, low-cost manufacture and support of application-critical composite structures. ACS Australia provides engineering products, services and technical expertise to companies looking for a competitive advantage in a variety of markets including aerospace, defence, automotive, renewable energy and oil & gas.

About Smart Fibres Ltd.:
Smart Fibres pioneered the development of Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) based monitoring systems and has been an industry leader for over 15 years. With a broad range of FBG fibre optic sensor and interrogator products and a wealth of applications knowledge, we serve the world's leading companies and institutes by developing practical fibre optic sensing solutions in many market areas including oil and gas, aerospace, renewable energy, marine, and civil engineering. As an ISO-9001 accredited company, Smart Fibres is highly committed to consistent quality manufacturing and efficient business operations. Our current developments are set to make fibre optic sensing more broadly available and economically viable as a performance optimization and asset management tool in a number of key volume sectors.