14 April 2010 Fiber Bragg grating sensors for real-time monitoring of evacuation process
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Proceedings Volume 7522, Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics; 752232 (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.852743
Event: Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 2009, Singapore, Singapore
Abstract
Fiber bragg grating (FBG) sensors have been widely used for number of sensing applications like temperature, pressure, acousto-ultrasonic, static and dynamic strain, refractive index change measurements and so on. Present work demonstrates the use of FBG sensors in in-situ measurement of vacuum process with simultaneous leak detection capability. Experiments were conducted in a bell jar vacuum chamber facilitated with conventional Pirani gauge for vacuum measurement. Three different experiments have been conducted to validate the performance of FBG sensor in monitoring vacuum creating process and air bleeding. The preliminary results of FBG sensors in vacuum monitoring have been compared with that of commercial Pirani gauge sensor. This novel technique offers a simple alternative to conventional method for real time monitoring of evacuation process. Proposed FBG based vacuum sensor has potential applications in vacuum systems involving hazardous environment such as chemical and gas plants, automobile industries, aeronautical establishments and leak monitoring in process industries, where the electrical or MEMS based sensors are prone to explosion and corrosion.
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A. S. Guru Prasad, Gopalkrishna M. Hegde, S. Asokan, "Fiber Bragg grating sensors for real-time monitoring of evacuation process", Proc. SPIE 7522, Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 752232 (14 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852743; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.852743
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