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Measurement technique and final sensor topology

From the structural point of view it is interesting to monitor two principal directions of strain, i.e. longitudinal and circumferential direction. Longitudinal direction was monitored using the sensors parallel to longitudinal axis of the tank, while for circumferential direction helicoidally shaped sensors were used. After testing it was found that using a single set of sensors installed over an helix covering the full length and half circumference would give the best results and simplify installation.

An installation procedure using prefabricated gals' fibre mats containing the sensing tapes was developed and successfully transferred to ULLIT for industrial production of the instrumented tanks.

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SMARTEC SA
Via Pobbiette 11
MANNO
Switzerland
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