30 May 2016 Distributed acoustic fibre optic sensors for condition monitoring of pipelines
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Proceedings Volume 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 99162Y (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236809
Event: Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS'2016), 2016, Limerick, Ireland
Industrial piping systems are particularly relevant to public safety and the continuous availability of infrastructure. However, condition monitoring systems based on many discrete sensors are generally not well-suited for widespread piping systems due to considerable installation effort, while use of distributed fibre-optic sensors would reduce this effort to a minimum. Specifically distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) is employed for detection of third-party threats and leaks in oil and gas pipelines in recent years and can in principle also be applied to industrial plants. Further possible detection routes amenable by DAS that could identify damage prior to emission of medium are subject of a current project at BAM, which aims at qualifying distributed fibre optic methods such as DAS as a means for spatially continuous monitoring of industrial piping systems. Here, first tests on a short pipe are presented, where optical fibres were applied directly to the surface. An artificial signal was used to define suitable parameters of the measurement system and compare different ways of applying the sensor.
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Maria-Teresa Hussels, Maria-Teresa Hussels, Sebastian Chruscicki, Sebastian Chruscicki, Abdelkarim Habib, Abdelkarim Habib, Katerina Krebber, Katerina Krebber, "Distributed acoustic fibre optic sensors for condition monitoring of pipelines", Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 99162Y (30 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236809; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236809

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