The distributed acoustic sensing or DAS technology has been used mainly for optoelectronic devices which are tasked in detecting acoustic energy by employing a fiber optic cable that functions as a sensing instrument.
The Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology allows for continuous acoustic energy which monitors the entire points along a fiber optic cable which has the capability to detect any changes it catches and pinpoint the exact location of the changes to identify its true nature.
This detection allows the monitoring team to secure any disturbances that might be a trouble of a particular system even if the entire event causing the disturbance is in indirect contact with the fiber optic cable.
For the past years, the distributed acoustic sensing technology has become a growing demand in the market because of its effectiveness in monitoring sudden changes especially in oil and gas pipelines which are buried underneath the ground for several meters which are very hard to detect for any anomalies and disturbances to prevent any untoward accidents to happen.
This growth of the distributed acoustic sensing market has catapulted by the driving force of the system’s ability to operate even in the harshest environments making it very ideal for the major business industries. The equipment pieces that are used for the distributed acoustic sensing is not susceptible to electromagnetic interference and it is also completely resistant to corrosion and different weather conditions.
To add more, the ability of the distributed acoustic sensing technology provides the key data to help in optimizing the oil and gas operations which is also responsible for the growing market of this technological innovation.
By developing the standards and guidelines for the distributed acoustic sensing equipment is currently the main challenge that is faced by its makers and vendors in the market, but according to business experts, the technology’s market is expected to grow even bigger next year which has an estimated worth of $440-million after it grew for 12-percent since 2015 mainly because of the success it brought to the oil and gas industry while the infrastructure industry and fire detection comes second and third as the largest market for the distributed acoustic sensing technology.
The distributed acoustic sensing technology is helping to maintain good pipeline integrity management to detect any leakages as well as third-party activities that can compromise the structural integrity of the pipelines leading to damages. Distributed acoustic sensing is highly used in oilfield services for the evaluation, completion as well as cost optimization under production activities.
According to geographic analysis, the United States is currently the number one country to use the distributed acoustic sensing technology while the rest of the Asia Pacific region is looming to grow faster according to business forecasting done in the last two years because of the need to digitize and automate the oil and gas technology not just for efficiency, but also for safety in operations as it offers more aspects of the oil and gas industry to utilize the fiber optics where distributed acoustic sensing is mainly used.