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Fiber optic sensing system for temperature and gas monitoring in coal waste pile combustion environments
Author(s): D. Viveiros; J. Ribeiro; J. Ferreira; A. Lopez-Albada; A. M. R. Pinto; R. A. Perez-Herrera; S. Diaz; A. Lopez-Gil; A. Dominguez-Lopez; O. Esteban; S. Martin-Lopez; J.-L. Auguste; R. Jamier; S. Rougier; S. O. Silva; O. Frazão; J. L. Santos; D. Flores; P. Roy; M. Gonzalez-Herraez; M. Lopez-Amo; J. M. Baptista
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Paper Abstract

It is presented an optical fiber sensing system projected to operate in the demanding conditions associated with coal waste piles in combustion. Distributed temperature measurement and spot gas sensing are requirements for such a system. A field prototype has been installed and is continuously gathering data, which will input a geological model of the coal waste piles in combustion aiming to understand their dynamics and evolution. Results are presented on distributed temperature and ammonia measurement, being noticed any significant methane emission in the short time period considered. Carbon dioxide is also a targeted gas for measurement, with validated results available soon. The assessment of this technology as an effective and reliable tool to address the problem of monitoring coal waste piles in combustion opens the possibility of its widespread application in view of the worldwide presence of coal related fires.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 96343Y (28 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195088
Show Author Affiliations
D. Viveiros, INESC TEC (Portugal)
J. Ribeiro, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
J. Ferreira, INESC TEC (Portugal)
A. Lopez-Albada, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)
A. M. R. Pinto, INESC P&D Brasil (Brazil)
R. A. Perez-Herrera, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)
S. Diaz, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)
A. Lopez-Gil, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
A. Dominguez-Lopez, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
O. Esteban, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
S. Martin-Lopez, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
J.-L. Auguste, CNRS, XLIM (France)
R. Jamier, CNRS, XLIM (France)
S. Rougier, CNRS, XLIM (France)
S. O. Silva, INESC TEC (Portugal)
O. Frazão, INESC TEC (Portugal)
J. L. Santos, INESC TEC (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
D. Flores, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
P. Roy, CNRS, XLIM (France)
M. Gonzalez-Herraez, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
M. Lopez-Amo, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)
J. M. Baptista, INESC TEC (Portugal)
Univ. da Madeira (Portugal)

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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