Fusiek, Grzegorz and Niewczas, Pawel and Judd, Martin (2012) Towards the development of a downhole optical voltage sensor for monitoring electrical submersible pumps. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 184. pp. 173-181. ISSN 0924-4247Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
In this paper a novel design of a downhole, three-phase optical voltage sensor for monitoring electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) is presented. In the proposed approach, voltage applied across a piezoelectric transducer is converted to strain that is measured using a fiber Bragg grating sensor. A novel design introduces strain amplification at the grating location which enhances the measurement resolution. Finite element electrostatic modeling software is used to evaluate the electric field distribution around the sensor components, and improvements are incorporated at the design stage to minimize the possibility of electrical breakdown in the prototype device. The operation and performance of a 3-phase device is evaluated by means of tests at voltages up to 10 kV. Results show that the new sensors exhibit measurement accuracies of better than 0.5% full scale and thus, with further development and ruggedization, will be suitable for the ESP monitoring application.
|Keywords:||optical voltage sensor , submersible pumps, Fiber Bragg grating sensors, piezoelectric transducers, voltage measurement, electrical submersible pumps, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Instrumentation, Surfaces, Coatings and Films, Metals and Alloys, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2012 10:11|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 18:22|