skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Design and Implementation of Distributed Ultra-High Temperature Sensing System With a Single Crystal Fiber

Abstract

Modern high-temperature processes, such as fossil energy production, nuclear reactors, and chemical reactors lack robust, distributed sensing systems to map temperatures in these high-value harsh-environment systems. Regular silica-fiber-based distributed temperature sensing systems usually only operate at temperatures below about 800 °C. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and testing of a distributed ultra-high temperature sensing system using Raman scattering intensity, which operates from room temperature to above 1400 °C. Consideration is given to the impacts of thermal radiation, fluorescence, and the multimode nature of unclad single-crystal fiber to optimize the system. Results from picosecond and sub-nanosecond lasers were compared. Measurements were taken with a ~2 m sapphire optical fiber, which represents the longest commercially available length. Here, a spatial resolution of 12.4 cm and position standard deviation of 0.28 mm were achieved up to the maximum testing temperature of 1400 °C, which is a new record for distributed temperature sensing systems.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States)
  2. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Morgantown, WV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
FE; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1509709
Report Number(s):
NETL-PUB-22326
Journal ID: ISSN 0733-8724
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Lightwave Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 0733-8724
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; crystals; high-temperature; optical fiber applications; Raman scattering; time-domain analysis

Citation Formats

Liu, Bo, Buric, Michael P., Chorpening, Benjamin T., Yu, Zhihao, Homa, Daniel S., Pickrell, Gary R., and Wang, Anbo. Design and Implementation of Distributed Ultra-High Temperature Sensing System With a Single Crystal Fiber. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/jlt.2018.2874395.
Liu, Bo, Buric, Michael P., Chorpening, Benjamin T., Yu, Zhihao, Homa, Daniel S., Pickrell, Gary R., & Wang, Anbo. Design and Implementation of Distributed Ultra-High Temperature Sensing System With a Single Crystal Fiber. United States. doi:10.1109/jlt.2018.2874395.
Liu, Bo, Buric, Michael P., Chorpening, Benjamin T., Yu, Zhihao, Homa, Daniel S., Pickrell, Gary R., and Wang, Anbo. Tue . "Design and Implementation of Distributed Ultra-High Temperature Sensing System With a Single Crystal Fiber". United States. doi:10.1109/jlt.2018.2874395. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1509709.
@article{osti_1509709,
title = {Design and Implementation of Distributed Ultra-High Temperature Sensing System With a Single Crystal Fiber},
author = {Liu, Bo and Buric, Michael P. and Chorpening, Benjamin T. and Yu, Zhihao and Homa, Daniel S. and Pickrell, Gary R. and Wang, Anbo},
abstractNote = {Modern high-temperature processes, such as fossil energy production, nuclear reactors, and chemical reactors lack robust, distributed sensing systems to map temperatures in these high-value harsh-environment systems. Regular silica-fiber-based distributed temperature sensing systems usually only operate at temperatures below about 800 °C. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and testing of a distributed ultra-high temperature sensing system using Raman scattering intensity, which operates from room temperature to above 1400 °C. Consideration is given to the impacts of thermal radiation, fluorescence, and the multimode nature of unclad single-crystal fiber to optimize the system. Results from picosecond and sub-nanosecond lasers were compared. Measurements were taken with a ~2 m sapphire optical fiber, which represents the longest commercially available length. Here, a spatial resolution of 12.4 cm and position standard deviation of 0.28 mm were achieved up to the maximum testing temperature of 1400 °C, which is a new record for distributed temperature sensing systems.},
doi = {10.1109/jlt.2018.2874395},
journal = {Journal of Lightwave Technology},
number = 23,
volume = 36,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 7 works
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Figures / Tables:

Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Illustration of sapphire-fiber-based Raman DTS system (PD: photodetector; APD: Avalanche photodetector; OSC: Oscilloscope; PC: Computer; Syn.: Synchronization).

Save / Share:

Works referencing / citing this record:

Distributed optical fiber sensing: Review and perspective
journal, September 2019

  • Lu, Ping; Lalam, Nageswara; Badar, Mudabbir
  • Applied Physics Reviews, Vol. 6, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.5113955

Application of Raman and Brillouin Scattering Phenomena in Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing
journal, October 2019

  • Muanenda, Yonas; Oton, Claudio J.; Di Pasquale, Fabrizio
  • Frontiers in Physics, Vol. 7
  • DOI: 10.3389/fphy.2019.00155

Monitoring a Heatsink Temperature Field Using Raman-Based Distributed Temperature Sensor in a Vacuum and −173 °C Environment
journal, September 2019

  • Zhang, Jingchuan; Wei, Peng; Liu, Qingbo
  • Sensors, Vol. 19, Issue 19
  • DOI: 10.3390/s19194186