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Fiber Optic Detector For Liquid Chemical Leaks
Author(s): Mauri Luukkala; Pekka Raatikainen; Olli Salo
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a simple and economical sensor which employs fiber optics to detect the presence of hazardous liquid chemicals, particularly undiluted hydrocarbons. The device is best suited to monitor the interstitial space of double walled underground storage tanks. Because the sensor is plastic and is situated at the end of a passive and insulating optical fiber the sensor can be considered inherently safe. The optical fiber used for this device can be up to several hundred meters long.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1120, Fibre Optics '89, (29 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961007
Show Author Affiliations
Mauri Luukkala, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Pekka Raatikainen, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Olli Salo, University of Helsinki (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1120:
Fibre Optics '89
Peter McGeehin, Editor(s)

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