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Electronics 2017, 6(4), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics6040092

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Mainstream Industrial Processes

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School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
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School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
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Centre for Communications and Electronics Research (CCER), School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
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Received: 15 September 2017 / Revised: 30 September 2017 / Accepted: 16 October 2017 / Published: 28 October 2017
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This paper reviews fiber Bragg grating sensing technology with respect to its use in mainstream industrial process applications. A review of the various types of sensors that have been developed for industries such as power generation, water treatment and services, mining, and the oil and gas sector has been performed. A market overview is reported as well as a discussion of some of the factors limiting their penetration into these markets. Furthermore, the author’s make recommendations for future work that would potentially provide significant opportunity for the advancement of fiber Bragg grating sensor networks in these mainstream industries. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiber Bragg grating; long period grating; process control; industrial control; programmable logic controller; distributed control systems; interrogation fiber Bragg grating; long period grating; process control; industrial control; programmable logic controller; distributed control systems; interrogation
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Allwood, G.; Wild, G.; Hinckley, S. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Mainstream Industrial Processes. Electronics 2017, 6, 92.

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