Leading international industries and safety organisations have indicated a need for the improvement and utilisation of permanently installed monitoring systems to detect signs of damage and its progression within plant. It is the aim of the project to supply a central control room with information from sensors to monitor structural integrity and therefore maintain containment. To detect early signs of this damage would reduce the potential for unplanned downtime, repair, and environmental pollution. This project aims to develop innovative and improved techniques in permanent sensing technology. Relevant technology advances could include new materials, new sensing techniques, microelectronics, sensor data processing, and use of global communication methods. The Small Electronics Network Sensor Integrity Tool (SENS-IT) is proposed to be the solution. It is proposed tube modular in form, the sensor module, the processing/ temporary storage module, and the communication module.