Downstream and other Applications
DTS application to downstream area is broader than upstream (production in down-hole) and midstream (transportation of fluid) leak detection. The major downstream application is abnormal hot point detection in refineries and other industrial facility protection or efficient process control. Different from conventional fire detectors, which usually turn on when the temperature is reached a threshold temperature, DTS starts to detect from normal status and it can monitor small temperature rise. DTS can measure temperature variation and also its time varying amount. The application can be extended to fire detection of tunnel, building & energy management, power line over-heating, and environmental monitoring.