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Early detection of pipeline integrity threats using a smart fiber optic surveillance system: the PIT-STOP project
Author(s): H. F. Martins; D. Piote; J. Tejedor; J. Macias-Guarasa; J. Pastor-Graells; S. Martin-Lopez; P. Corredera; F. De Smet; W. Postvoll; C. H. Ahlen; M. Gonzalez-Herraez
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Paper Abstract

The preliminary results of a surveillance system set up for real time monitoring activities along a pipeline and analyzing for possible threats are presented. The system consists of a phi-OTDR based sensor used to monitor vibrations along an optical fiber combined with a pattern recognition system that classifies the recorded signals. The acoustic traces generated by the activities of different machines at various locations along a pipeline were recorded in the field. The signals, corresponding to machinery activities, were clearly distinguished from background noise. A threat classification rate of 68.11% with 55.55% false alarms was obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 96347X (28 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2192075
Show Author Affiliations
H. F. Martins, FOCUS S.L. (Spain)
D. Piote, FOCUS S.L. (Spain)
J. Tejedor, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
J. Macias-Guarasa, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
J. Pastor-Graells, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
S. Martin-Lopez, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
P. Corredera, Instituto de Óptica (Spain)
F. De Smet, Fluxys Belgium S. A. (Belgium)
W. Postvoll, Gassco AS (Norway)
C. H. Ahlen, Statoil AS (Norway)
M. Gonzalez-Herraez, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9634:
24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Hypolito José Kalinowski; José Luís Fabris; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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