Multi-Point Pressure and Temperature Sensing Fiber Optic Cable for Monitoring CO2 Sequestration Email Page
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Performer:  General Electric (GE) Company Location:  Niskayuna, New York
Project Duration:  01/01/2013 – 12/31/2014 Award Number:  FE0010116
Technology Area:  Coal Utilization Science Total Award Value:  $1,248,732
Key Technology:  Sensors and Controls DOE Share:  $998,986
Performer Share:  $249,746

Pulsed laser interrogator concept [Top]; (a) fiber<br/>weights attached to the optical fiber, (b) top view<br/>of furnace, (c) fiber ferrules attached to a glass<br/>slide, and (d) data acquisition system using a<br/>laptop with LabView [Bottom].
Pulsed laser interrogator concept [Top]; (a) fiber
weights attached to the optical fiber, (b) top view
of furnace, (c) fiber ferrules attached to a glass
slide, and (d) data acquisition system using a
laptop with LabView [Bottom].

Project Description

GE Global Research will develop and demonstrate the technology for implementing multiple sensors on a fiber optic cable for remote monitoring of pressure and temperature in the harsh environment of deep underground CO2 sequestration wells.

Project Benefits

This project will focus on the development of a rugged, low-cost CO2 sensor capable of monitoring CO2 leakage under the harsh environment of a deep injection well. Development of resilient and highly accurate monitoring, verification and accounting equipment could help ensure the certainty of safe operation with sequestered CO2 by detecting potential leaks sooner. This technology could ultimately be used in oil and gas wells or other settings with harsh environments such as jet engines.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Jason Hissam:
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator William Challener: