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Optical quasi-distributed simultaneous vibration and temperature sensing in stator bars of a 370-MVA electric generator
Author(s): Uilian José Dreyer; Erlon Vagner da Silva; Cicero Martelli; Jean Carlos Cardozo da Silva
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new multiparametric optical fiber transducer applied to an electric generator of 370 MVA. The optical transducer has three multiplexed FBGs in the same optical fiber as the sensing element. The FBG sensors can simultaneously measure both the temperature and vibration independently of the other multiplexed FBGs. The installation in the power plant was performed using six transducers and it was obtained 23 hours of simultaneous vibration and temperature measurement. All the FBGs used to monitor generator vibration were able to monitor the frequency of mechanical and electromagnetic vibrations, which were measured at 2 Hz and 120 Hz, respectively. During the measurement, the machine was turned off due to a failure and all the FBGs sensed temperature changes, as well as frequency vibration changes. The largest temperature difference measured between the FBGs during the test is approximately 2°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 104531Q (22 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272189
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Uilian José Dreyer, Federal Univ. of Technology - Paraná (Brazil)
Erlon Vagner da Silva, ENGIE (Brazil)
Cicero Martelli, Federal Univ. of Technology - Paraná (Brazil)
Jean Carlos Cardozo da Silva, Federal Univ. of Technology - Paraná (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10453:
Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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