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Pipeline leakage detection using distributed fibre optical temperature sensing
Author(s): S. Grosswig; E. Hurtig; S. Luebbecke; B. Vogel
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Paper Abstract

The leakage detection system based on the distributed fibre optical temperature measurement method is an analysing method for continuous detection and localization of leakages at pipelines in the steady and unsteady operation states according to the German rules for pipelines TRbF 301/TRFL which is valid in Germany since April 2003. The leakage detection system is useable under the precondition that there is a sufficient large temperature gradient between the leakage area and the unaffected environment. This can be caused by the medium itself or through a physical effect due to the leakage, e.g. gas expansion, evaporation. It's a very sensitive method, so also creeping leakages can be detected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623803
Show Author Affiliations
S. Grosswig, GESO mbH (Germany)
E. Hurtig, GESO mbH (Germany)
S. Luebbecke, GESO mbH (Germany)
B. Vogel, GESO mbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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