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Application of Distributed Fiber-optic Sensing for Pipeline Integrity and Security

Distributed fiber-optic sensing (DFOS) describes several technologies that can be utilized to convert a fiber-optic cable into an array of distributed sensors by connecting it to an optical interrogator unit. Fundamentally, the technology relies on launching laser light along the fiber-optic cable and detecting light that is scattered back along the fiber….OptaSense has a range of interrogator units that provide the most appropriate technology for installation requirements.…When it comes to pipeline monitoring, DFOS systems can provide three key areas of capability: leak detection, third-party intrusion and scraper tracking….OptaSense undertook a series of leak tests on a large, full-scale flow-loop run by SINTEF in Norway….tested 540 different conditions…. OptaSense undertook a further series of trials at CTDUT.
Application of Distributed Fiber-optic Sensing for Pipeline Integrity and Security
Pipeline & Gas Journal March 2021
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