Tokyo, Japan - August 11, 2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will release the DTSX®3000 distributed temperature sensor on August 12. With a one meter spatial resolution, this distributed temperature sensor can measure the temperature along fiber-optic cables up to 50 km in length, eight times the distance possible with our previous model. In terms of measurement distance and temperature resolution, this is one of the industry's top-performing distributed temperature sensors.
The DTSX3000 is well suited for plant and infrastructure maintenance applications that necessitate the monitoring of temperature over long distances or across wide areas. Specific applications include the detection of gas and liquid leaks in tanks and other large production facilities, and the detection of abnormal heat levels in power lines.
Yokogawa currently sells the DTSX®200 distributed temperature sensor for use in applications that include the monitoring of temperatures in unconventional oil and gas wells, the detection of leaks of high- or low-temperature liquids and gasses from pipelines or tanks, and the detection of abnormal heat buildup in coal and wood chip conveyors. In contrast to conventional techniques that rely on the use of multiple surveillance cameras or thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors, distributed temperature sensors can be easily routed along the course of any object that requires management. Their temperature readings can be displayed on a computer monitor, allowing maintenance personnel to quickly spot and respond to any problems.
With its long measurement distance and high temperature resolution, the DTSX3000 meets the needs of those for a single device that is capable of detecting minute temperature changes and monitoring the temperature distribution over a long distance or across a wide area.
Oil and natural gas, pulp and paper, iron and steel, electric power, non-ferrous metal, and chemical industries.
Yokogawa's global network of 86 companies spans 56 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit the company's website www.yokogawa.com
We adopt technology that the optical fiber cable itself functions as a temperature sensor.
Since it measures temperature distribution over a long distance and a wide range, partial temperature change is not overlooked. Therefore, it is effective not only in the plant but also in fields requiring temperature monitoring.