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Extended step-out length fiber Bragg grating interrogation system for condition monitoring of electrical submersible pumps
Author(s): G. Fusiek; Pawel Niewczas; James R. McDonald
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Paper Abstract

We present details of the design and laboratory evaluation of the fiber Bragg grating (FBG) interrogation system developed specifically for condition monitoring of electrical submersible pumps (ESPs). The system, based on the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) Fabry-Pérot tunable filter, is capable of interrogating several FBG sensors placed around an ESP unit and configured to measure static and dynamic parameters, e.g., temperature, vibration signature and/or instantaneous voltage, and current. Sensor interrogation over the extended step-out length distance of 24 km is demonstrated in the laboratory in a simple experiment of multipoint dynamic strain monitoring in a vibrated cantilever beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(3) 034404 doi: 10.1117/1.1873392
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
G. Fusiek, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Pawel Niewczas, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
James R. McDonald, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

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