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Long gage-length fiber optic sensors for monitoring pipeline integrity
Author(s): Rod C. Tennyson; Don Morison
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the use of FOX-TEK's long gage-length FT fiber optic sensors (FOS) for monitoring the integrity of pipelines and refinery components. Site assessment protocols and installation methods are described, in addition to the different FOS configurations required to monitor component integrity. It is shown how sensor information can also be used for process control, involving the monitoring of line temperature, pressure, and pipe wall thinning. Models are described that allow the operator to interpret field data to detect corrosion rates, pipe bending, movement and buckling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6167, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Sensor Monitoring Systems and Applications, 61671C (30 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659221
Show Author Affiliations
Rod C. Tennyson, Fiber Optic Systems Technology, Inc. (Canada)
Don Morison, Fiber Optic Systems Technology, Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6167:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Sensor Monitoring Systems and Applications
Daniele Inaudi; Wolfgang Ecke; Brian Culshaw; Kara J. Peters; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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