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Fiber optic asset integrity monitoring using Brillouin-based distributed sensing for the oil and gas and energy industries: challenges and achievements
Author(s): Etienne Rochat; Marc Nikles
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Paper Abstract

Asset integrity monitoring based on distributed fiber optic monitoring using BOTDA is playing an increasingly important role in today’s oil and gas and energy industries. Existing applications, part of operator’s asset integrity management plans are as diverse as fatigue monitoring of subsea umbilicals, thermal optimization of direct electrical heated subsea flowlines, pipeline leak and ground movement detection and 3D pipeline deformation monitoring or thermal management of offshore wind farm electrical export cable. The monitoring solutions developed and qualified by OMNISENS over the last decade are now installed world wild, providing 24/7 event detection and localization for its valuable customers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84210N (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2008250
Show Author Affiliations
Etienne Rochat, Omnisens S.A. (Switzerland)
Marc Nikles, Omnisens S.A. (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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