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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 Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR (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

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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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}
}

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

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