Optical monitoring of gas supply systems in metropolitan area

Andrzej W. Domański, Marek W. Sierakowski, Tomasz R. Woliński


A novel fiber optic sensor system to monitor the gas pipeline network designed for PGNiG, Polish oil and gas exploration and production company is presented. The system is based on standard telecommunication fibers and devices, except for user-oriented and specially designed intensity-based optical sensors that utilize fiber macro- and microbending effects. Laboratory tests showed that the system is simple, easy to install, reliable, and fulfils the user requirements.

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