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Application of fiber optic sensors for vibration and ignition monitoring of a belt conveyor system

Li, R., Yang, X., Liu, T. , Zhang, S., Wang, J., Hou, M., Grattan, K. T. V. ORCID: 0000-0003-2250-3832 & Sun, T. ORCID: 0000-0003-3861-8933 (2019). Application of fiber optic sensors for vibration and ignition monitoring of a belt conveyor system. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11340, 113401Z. doi: 10.1117/12.2548165


The belt conveyor serves as the main coal transport equipment in a coal mine and its safe operation is the lifeline of safety in coal mine production. However, traditionally, monitoring for ignition and for roller faults along the belt conveyor is problematic and so this paper puts forward an approach using radial grating vibration sensing technology for both belt conveyor roller vibration monitoring. This can then be used to predict the fault state in the roller and its position, using distributed optical fiber temperature measurement technology which can be used for hot spot monitoring'. This enables better fire prevention along the belt conveyor, which plays a positive and effective role in better mine safety.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright SPIE (2019) Society of Photo‑Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this publication for a fee or for commercial purposes, and modification of the contents of the publication are prohibited.
Publisher Keywords: belt conveyor, optical fiber sensing, vibration monitoring, fire monitoring
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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