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Distributed fiber optic system for oil pipeline leakage detection
Author(s): R. Paranjape; N. Liu; C. Rumple; Elmer H. Hara
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel approach for the detection of leakage in oil pipelines using methods of fiber optic distributed sensors, a presence-of-oil based actuator, and Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR). While the basic concepts of our approach are well understood, the integration of the components into a complete system is a real world engineering design problem. Our focus has been on the development of the actuator design and testing using installed dark fiber. Initial results are promising, however environmental studies into the long term effects of exposure to the environment are still pending.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474336
Show Author Affiliations
R. Paranjape, Univ. of Regina (Canada)
N. Liu, Univ. of Regina (Canada)
C. Rumple, Axis Communication Inc. (United States)
Elmer H. Hara, Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations/Univ. of Regina (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos; Gregory W. Schinn, Editor(s)

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