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Hull monitoring

Customer requirement

Monitoring ships’ hulls requires measurement procedures which can ensure robustness, integrity (against EMI, corrosion, etc.) and a lifespan of several decades, while also ensuring safety in hazardous zones (gas, dust, chemical substances, etc.).

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SCAIME solution

Fibre Bragg grating technology provides a competitive advantage compared to traditional technologies:

  • Imperviousness to electromagnetic interference, resistance to water and corrosion, and intrinsic safety ensuring complete safety in the most extreme environments.
  • Highly resistant to fatigue, they can provide reliable measurements of structures under permanent strain for more than 20 years.
  • The very low attenuation of optical fibres makes it possible to locate the acquisition unit remotely, several hundred metres away.


  • FBG sensors
  • Acquisition units in an IP66 stainless-steel case
  • Cables, connectors, junction boxes
SCAIME products


Back in 2004, frigates and the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier were the first ships to be equipped with our technology. Our solutions are also used for other types of ships: military vessels, oil and gas tankers, bulk carriers, ice-breakers and container ships.

Hull monitoring

Customer benefits

  • No sensor drift
  • Multiplexing of sensors on the same optical fibre
  • Great reliability
  • Signal integrity (EMI, corrosion)
  • ATEX/IECEx certifications (pending)

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Application cases
HULL MONITORING - Take advantage of optical sensor in adverse environment
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