Fiber Optic Gas Monitoring System

VT has developed a sensor system that determines the concentration of methane in the ambient atmosphere and displays the value in real-time.


Since this system is more accurate and portable than existing gas sensors and does not require an electric power supply at the sensing location it is very useful for mines where excessive presence of dangerous gases can result in a serious catastrophe. The principle used in this system can also be used to determine the concentration of other gases that are dangerous to human beings such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide allowing proper precautions to be taken to prevent disasters.

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