Yokogawa Electric Corp. has released the DTSX 3000 Distributed Temperature Sensor. With a one-meter spatial resolution, this distributed temperature sensor can measure the temperature along fiber-optic cables up to 50 km in length, eight times the distance possible with the previous model. The DTSX 3000 is well suited for plant and infrastructure maintenance applications. Specific applications include the detection of gas and liquid leaks in tanks and other large production facilities, and the monitoring of conductor temperatures in power lines.
With its long measurement distance and high temperature resolution, the DTSX 3000 meets the need for a single device that is capable of detecting minute temperature changes and monitoring temperature distribution over a long distance or across a wide area.