30 March 2006 Long gage-length fiber optic sensors for monitoring pipeline integrity
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This paper describes the use of FOX-TEK's long gage-length FT fiber optic sensors (FOS) for monitoring the integrity of pipelines and refinery components. Site assessment protocols and installation methods are described, in addition to the different FOS configurations required to monitor component integrity. It is shown how sensor information can also be used for process control, involving the monitoring of line temperature, pressure, and pipe wall thinning. Models are described that allow the operator to interpret field data to detect corrosion rates, pipe bending, movement and buckling.
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Rod C. Tennyson, Rod C. Tennyson, Don Morison, Don Morison, } "Long gage-length fiber optic sensors for monitoring pipeline integrity", Proc. SPIE 6167, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Sensor Monitoring Systems and Applications, 61671C (30 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659221; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.659221

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