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Distributed acoustic fibre optic sensors for condition monitoring of pipelines
Author(s): Maria-Teresa Hussels; Sebastian Chruscicki; Abdelkarim Habib; Katerina Krebber
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Paper Abstract

Industrial piping systems are particularly relevant to public safety and the continuous availability of infrastructure. However, condition monitoring systems based on many discrete sensors are generally not well-suited for widespread piping systems due to considerable installation effort, while use of distributed fibre-optic sensors would reduce this effort to a minimum. Specifically distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) is employed for detection of third-party threats and leaks in oil and gas pipelines in recent years and can in principle also be applied to industrial plants. Further possible detection routes amenable by DAS that could identify damage prior to emission of medium are subject of a current project at BAM, which aims at qualifying distributed fibre optic methods such as DAS as a means for spatially continuous monitoring of industrial piping systems. Here, first tests on a short pipe are presented, where optical fibres were applied directly to the surface. An artificial signal was used to define suitable parameters of the measurement system and compare different ways of applying the sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 99162Y (30 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236809
Show Author Affiliations
Maria-Teresa Hussels, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Germany)
Sebastian Chruscicki, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Germany)
Abdelkarim Habib, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Germany)
Katerina Krebber, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9916:
Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Elfed Lewis, Editor(s)

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