A fibre optic sensor that is capable of distributed detection of liquid solvents is presented. Sensor interrogation using optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) provides the capability of locating solvent spills to a precision of ±2 m over a total sensor length that may extend to 20 km.
- fibre optics
- liquid solvents
- optical time
MacLean, A., Moran, C., Johnstone, W., Culshaw, B., Marsh, D., & Parker, P. (2003). Detection of solvents using a distributed fibre optic sensor. Electronics Letters, 39(17), 1237-1238. https://doi.org/10.1049/el:20030838