10 Feb 2006
FOSTA presented a technical talk to MOM on engineering safety using FOS technology.
Industrial safety is a highly regarded issue at Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore. Dr Dennis Song, FOSTA’s managing director focused his talk on fibre optic sensor (FOS) technology and applications to broaden the engineering capabilities of safety measures to a group of officers and managers at Occupational Safety & Health Division.
7 Oct 2005
FOSTA presented a paper on structural health monitoring at IES seminar.
Dr Dennis Song, FOSTA’s managing director was invited to share their knowledge and experience at Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) Seminar on Buildable Design and Construction of Tall Buildings at Amara Hotel. The other six invited speakers were Rose Guan from Building Control Authority, Khoo Peng Beng from ArcStudio Architecture and Urbanism, Yeo Choo Chong from Meinhardt, Sia Ai Ling from Ministry of Manpower, Choo June Shyan from OTTE International, and Tan Sze Tiong from Housing & Development Board. More than 200 engineers and academia participated in the one-day seminar.
22 Sept 2005
FOSTA conducted a second verification test of its concrete-embeddable fibre optic sensors on reinforced concrete column at a laboratory of a Singapore government authority.
FOSTA proudly tested its FBG long-gauge sensors by embedding into reinforced concrete column at a laboratory of a Singapore government authority. The test was carefully planned, conducted, and compared with other scientific sensing devices. The results showed that sensor readings were in excellent agreement with British standards, Singapore code of practice and other scientific sensing devices.
22 Aug 2005
FOSTA’s partner, Dr Mo Ehsani from USA visited Singapore and gave technical talks and seminar at IES, HDB and BCA.
Dr Mo Ehsani, a professor from US is a pioneer and specialist in fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) wrap industry. His presentations on FRP Strengthening of Existing Structures and Seismic and Explosion Protection at Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), Building Control Authority (BCA) and Housing & Development Board (HDB) received welcome response from a total of more than 100 engineers, managers and government officers.
18 Aug 2005
FOSTA sponsored a technical talk at IES on FOS for SHM.
Dr Kevin Kuang from National University of Singapore is an experienced fibre optic sensing (FOS) technology researcher. He was invited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)/Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) to give a technical talk on Fibre Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring. Being the active FOS awareness promoter, FOSTA sponsored the event where there were 86 participants from various industries attended an informative evening talk. Dr K Murugappan from Multi-Con Systems Pte Ltd gave an in-depth presentation on Design and Construction of Temporary Works for Super-structure.
5 May 2005
FOSTA conducted a verification test of its surface-mountable fibre optic sensors on reinforced concrete column at a laboratory of a Singapore government authority.
FOSTA proudly tested her 2-meter FBG long-gauge sensors by mounting on reinforced concrete column at a laboratory of Singapore government authority. The test was carefully planned, conducted, and compared with other scientific sensing devices. The results showed that sensor readings were in excellent agreement with British standards, Singapore code of practice and other scientific sensing devices.
19 April 2005
FOSTA and AOS announced collaboration in Asia region.
FOSTA and AOS GmbH, Germany are delighted to announce their close collaboration in Asia. The collaboration combines strengths from two companies in areas of FBG sensor technology, instrumentation and projects’ implementation experience. AOS’s earliest FOS projects back dated in 1998. After 8 years, the sensors are now still in good working condition for the monitoring of concrete bridge performance.
FOSTA prototyped the world’s first flexible FBG sensors.
FOSTA prototyped the world’s first flexible FBG sensors by using aerospace composite technology. A portable autoclave was used to control temperature and pressure schedules on curing process of composite materials. The composite laminates incorporated various lay-ups, fibre orientation and fibre /matrix ratio to obtain optimum sensing performance.