Fibre optic DTS system for conveyor idlers

The University of Queensland in Australia is developing a fibre optic-based distributed temperature sensing (DTS) system to monitor the temperature change of malfunctioning idlers for heavy-duty conveyor belts in underground coal mines, according to International Coal News

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Fibre optic strands

The results of site trials and laboratory experiments showed that the fibre optic-based DTS system is a suitable monitoring system for conveyor belts that can accurately, and in real time, identify