LIOS EN.SURE Power Cable Strain Measurement System

With the LIOS EN.SURE cable strain measurement system it is possible to measure the strain put on your power cable when unforeseen events happen and take the appropriate action - saving time and money on downtime and making sure your cables are always ready to run at maximum capacity and preventing large-scale cable faults. Let LIOS EN.SURE ensure a reliable supply of electrical power for today’s world.

Long power cables and other similar structures are susceptible to forces from many unforeseen influences – excavators digging a new road, an anchor being pulled behind a boat, earthquakes ect. By integrating a LIOS EN.SURE next to your cables you now have the possibility to monitor your cables and assess damages that may be forced upon them.

The LIOS EN.SURE is a series of controllers for distributed structure monitoring (DSM) that is based on a proprietary Brillouin measurement technology. Its major advantages are the excellent distance range and measurement performance in combination with the passively cooled and maintenance-free industrial design. It exhibits a superior strain and temperature resolution and accuracy in comparison to other technologies. The excellent performance is achieved in both, single- and double-ended fiber configurations.


  • Highly reliable industrial design
  • Signal processing based on patented Raman OFDR Technology
  • Superior hotspot detection along the whole sensor cable length
  • Maintenance free and simplified outdoor installation capability
  • International Approvals and Certificates – type tested and accredited

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Distance ranges of DSM Models

LIOS EN.SURE DSM -050, -100, -200, -300, -400, -500 5 km, 10 km, 20 km, 30 km, 40 km, 50 km

Optical data

Optical Channels (internal) 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12 or 16
Fiber Configuration No loop or termination required
Optical Connector (s) E2000 / APC
Fiber types Single-mode 9/125, e.g. ITU-T G.652, G.655 or G.657
Laser Classification Class 1M (IEC60825-1) eye-safe wavelenght

Measurement Performance*

Sampling Interval 0.25, 0.5 or 1 m
Spatial Resolution 1, 2, 3 or 5 m
Temperature Resolution @ 10 dB Optical Loss <1°C
Strain Resolution, minimum <2 µε
Strain Resolution @ 10dB Optical Loss <20 µε
Temperature Accuracy 2°C
Measurement Time 1 to 20 min

*Measurement performance parameters are interdependent

Data Storage/Communication/Interfaces

Internal SSD Storage 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB
Communication Interfaces 2x Ethernet TCP/IP, USB, (optional: WLAN, GSM)
Communication Protocols (options) XML, MODBUS, DNP3, IEC60870, IEC 61850
Programable Inputs/Outputs 4/10
Fixed Outputs Collective fault and alarm
I/O Board (optional)* 4 inputs/12 outputs
Analogue Sensors Interface Board (optional)* 4x Pt100, 2x 0(4)-20 mA and 2x 0-10 V
Analogue Outputs (optional external module) 4 - 20 mA

*2 optional boards can be installed

Mechanical Data

Rack Space 19-inch rack, 3 height units
Dimensions HxWxD 13.3 x 43.9 x 40.3
Weight 15 kg

Environmental Conditions

Power Consumption, max. (DC/AC options) 40 W / 45 W
Operating Voltage (DC-1 option) 12 ... 24 V DC (-15%/+10%)
Operating Voltage (DC-2 option) 24 ...  48 V DC (-15%/+10%)
Mains Voltage (AC option) 100 ... 240 V Ac 50 ... 60 Hz / 110 ... 220 V DC (-15%/+10%)

Conformity to Standards

Electrical Safety IEC/UL 61010-1, LV directive 2014/35/EC, CAN/CSA-C22.2
EMC* EN61326-1, EN61000-62,3 -4-2, 3, 5, 5, 6, 8, 11, -3-2, 3, FCC 47 CFR Ch. 1 part 15
Hazardous Substances, waste RoHS directive 2011/657EC, WEE directive 2002/96/EC
Environmental Testing* IEC 60068-2-6, 14, 27, 30
Environmental Safety (IEC 61508)* Hardware design compliant to Safety Integrity Level SIL2
Explosion Safety (option)* EX II (1) [Ex op is T4 GA] IIC/II 81) [Ex op is Da] IIIC/I (m1) [Ex op is MA]

*Qualification in process