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Condition monitoring of a subsea pump using fibre optic sensing
Author(s): Kevin Jones; Chris Staveley; Jean-Francois Vialla
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Paper Abstract

With the growth in deep-water oil and gas production, condition monitoring of high-value subsea assets to give early warning of developing problems is vital. Offshore operators can then transport and deploy spare parts before a failure occurs thus minimizing equipment down- time. Results are presented from a suite of tests in which multiple elements of a subsea twin-screw pump were monitored using a single fibre optic sensing system that simultaneously measured dynamic strain on the main rotor bearings, pressure and temperature of the lube oil, distributed temperature through the motor stator windings and vibration of the motor housing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91579Q (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059837
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Kevin Jones, Smart Fibres Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Chris Staveley, Smart Fibres Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Jean-Francois Vialla, Smart Fibres Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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