31 August 2000 Thermal diagnosis of medium-voltage switchboard: a cost-effective solution based on a multipoint optical sensor
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Proceedings Volume 4074, Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.397882
Event: Symposium on Applied Photonics, 2000, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Abstract
We have developed an optical temperature sensor aimed at early detecting faults in Medium Voltage substations. The advantage of the sensor lies in its full suitability for the target application, which allows it to reach a cost compatible with the service rendered. Heavily doped ruby has shown to be attractive (fluorescence efficiency, cost) but also revealed a multi-fluorescence lifetime behavior. Accuracy of +/- 2 degree(s)C has been achieved over the -20 degree(s)C/+120 degree(s)C range for a 12 point sensor. We hope this system opens up interesting prospects in the field of thermal diagnosis, beyond its application in electric power industry.
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Vincent Minier, Vincent Minier, J. L. Lovato, J. L. Lovato, Dominique Persegol, Dominique Persegol, } "Thermal diagnosis of medium-voltage switchboard: a cost-effective solution based on a multipoint optical sensor", Proc. SPIE 4074, Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors, (31 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397882; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.397882
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