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Title: Fiber optic sensors for nuclear power plant applications

Studies have been carried out for application of Raman Distributed Temperature Sensor (RDTS) in Nuclear Power Plants (NPP). The high temperature monitoring in sodium circuits of Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) is important. It is demonstrated that RDTS can be usefully employed in monitoring sodium circuits and in tracking the percolating sodium in the surrounding insulation in case of any leak. Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR) cable is commonly used as overhead power transmission cable in power grid. The suitability of RDTS for detecting defects in ACSR overhead power cable, is also demonstrated.
Authors:
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  1. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu-603102 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22004022
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1430; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 38. annual review of progress in quantitative nondestructive evaluation, Burlington, VT (United States), 17-22 Jul 2011; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; ALUMINIUM; ELECTRIC CABLES; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; MONITORING; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; OVERHEAD POWER TRANSMISSION; REACTOR INSTRUMENTATION; REACTOR SAFETY; SENSORS; SODIUM; STEELS; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT