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13 February 1990 Integrated Opto-Electronic Safety System For Offshore Applications (OESS)
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After one year of the concept phase, a safety system for, among other applications, offshore oil rigs has been projected for a trial in the offshore application of fiber optic sensors. The technical advantages of fiber optics in offshore environment and in process plants are insensitivity to EMT, intrinsic safety and - if in future electrically passive, optically multiplexable fiber optic sensors (FOS) also become available - a reduction of cable cross section and weight. In the test and installation phase, which began in the middle of 1988, sensors were firstly ordered or further developed from existing sensors or sensor components. Tests in the laboratory have then been carried out. The sensors which passed the tests have been or will be installed parallel to the existing monitoring and emergencv-and-shut-down systems in a field test on an offshore oil rig. The trial will provide us with many answers to questions about how optical fibers and sensors can be applied in difficult and adverse environments.
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Wolfgang Koch and Ronald Miller "Integrated Opto-Electronic Safety System For Offshore Applications (OESS)", Proc. SPIE 1169, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII, (13 February 1990);


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