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"Laser sensor for detection of SF6 leaks in high power insulated switchgear systems"

Shwehdi, M. H. and Baig, MA and Gondal, MA (2002) "Laser sensor for detection of SF6 leaks in high power insulated switchgear systems". IEEE Transactions On Dielectrics And Electrical Insulation, 9 (3). pp. 421-427.

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Abstract

A novel photoacoustic spectrometer (PA) has heen developed for in-situ detection of SF, leaks in low concentrations. The developed system is equipped with a sound alarm system and has heen tested in the laboratory for very minute SF, leaks. This newly developed SF, detection device utilizes a high quality factor resonant photoacoustic cell and continuous wave (CW) line tunable CO, laser at 10.55 pm wavelength. Whenever SF, is detected an acoustic signal is generated and no signal appears from ambient air if there is no leakage of SF,. An electret microphone is used for the detection of these acoustic signals. The system is capable of detecting leaks of the order of 3.5 pphv (parts per hillion by volume) concentration. This device has been proved to have significant applications to industrial organizations that have electric power gas insulated systems (GIs). It could he also applied for other applications such as monitoring of environmental pollutants with minimal adjnstments.



Item Type:Article
Date:June 2002
Subjects:Electrical
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Electrical Engineering Dept
Creators:Shwehdi, M. H. and Baig, MA and Gondal, MA
Email:mshwehdi@kfupm.edu.sa, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:473
Deposited By:AYHAM ZAZA
Deposited On:19 Mar 2008 11:12
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:06

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