FOSA Case Studies & Papers
Fiber optic sensing examples and technical papers.
DFOS based pipeline leak detection and location software (DFOS-PLDS) is possibly the most important technological development in pipeline leak detection in recent years….DFOS-PLDS is already applied to an extensive number of pipelines covering a wide variety of pipeline conditions. DFOS-PLDS’s fast adoption is a testimony to the benefits it can provide. Despite not prescribing specific pipeline LDS methods, PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) recently listed ‘fiber optic based distributed sensing’ as a type of continuous pipeline monitoring in a Nov 2021 ruling. DFOS is a technology that can transform fiber optic cables into sensing cables, enabling close monitoring of long assets such as pipelines, power cables, roads, tunnels, or rail lines.
Article written by the FOSA Technology Committee
Detecting Leaks with Fiber Optic Sensing
World Pipelines June 2022