Exploiting Fibre Optics for Detecting Pipeline Leaks – Dr Bill Challener, GE Global Research

engineering and tech, physical sciences

Some of the best ideas in science are ones that seem completely obvious – but only after someone else has thought them up. In the world of pipeline leak detection, Dr Bill Challener and his team at GE Global Research have dramatically extended the range of one of the most widely used methods, by bringing together technologies from across science and engineering, in a beautifully simple way.

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