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Study on the distributed optical fiber sensing technology for pipeline leakage protection
Author(s): Yan Zhou; Shi-jiu Jin; Zhi-gang Qu
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Paper Abstract

A new distributed optical fiber sensing technology to detect pipeline leakage in real time is introduced in this paper, which is based on Mach-Zehnder optical fiber interferometer. The principle of this technology is analyzed, and the phase change of light wave caused by the leakage acoustic wave is discussed as well. The results of the theory analysis and the experiments show that the measuring sensitivity of detecting leakage is greatly improved. Using this technology, the gas leakage of 0.4m3/min can be detected and the measured distance is about 50km under the condition that the pressure of the gas pipe is less than 0.2Mpa.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6344, Advanced Laser Technologies 2005, 634435 (10 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.694438
Show Author Affiliations
Yan Zhou, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Shi-jiu Jin, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Zhi-gang Qu, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6344:
Advanced Laser Technologies 2005
Ivan A. Shcherbakov; Kexin Xu; Qingyue Wang; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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