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Integrity management of polymer pipes

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Request: Monitor integrity of plastic composite pipes by monitoring water leakages

Method: In-mold RFID sensors and readers network

Lead time: 4 years

Integrity management of thermoplastic composite pipes can be done much more easily if the right data is available. As they often transport flammable or even explosive liquids, no electricity can be used.

cosine was in charge of the complete development track, from the designing and testing of an in-mold passive sensor network including RFID readers and the sensors themselves: from assessment through feasibility, from durability tests to field tests. During the year long track, the scope was enlarged and functionality was increased.

cosine developed sensors with which we can measure water, strain, temperature and corrosion. As they can withstand the high temperatures of the production process of the pipes, the sensors can be integrated into the outer layers of the pipe during production.

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