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Applicability of a novel distributed fiber optic acoustic sensor for leak detection
Author(s): John P. Kurmer; Stuart A. Kingsley; John S. Laudo; Stephen J. Krak
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Paper Abstract

We present a distributed fiber optic acoustic sensor technology that could be used to measure and locate leaks within either fluid- or gas-filled distribution lines. For these applications, the optical fiber sensor would be placed inside the pipe and could potentially locate leaks to within several meters by listening to the acoustic emission produced by the fluid or gas as it escapes from the pipe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1797, Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors II, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141302
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John P. Kurmer, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
Stuart A. Kingsley, Fiberdyne Optoelectronics (United States)
John S. Laudo, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
Stephen J. Krak, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1797:
Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors II
John P. Dakin; Alan D. Kersey, Editor(s)

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