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Nuclear Technology | Volume 178 | Number 3 | June 2012 | Pages 318-323
Technical Paper | Radiation Measurements and General Instrumentation | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT12-A13596
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In this work, a methodology is proposed to find the dynamic poles of a capacitive pressure transmitter in order to enhance and extend the online surveillance of this type of sensor based on the response time measurement by applying noise analysis techniques and the dynamic data system procedure. Several measurements taken from a pressurized water reactor have been analyzed. The methodology proposes an autoregressive fit whose order is determined by the sensor dynamic poles. Nevertheless, the signals that have been analyzed could not be filtered properly in order to remove the plant noise; thus, this was considered as an additional pair of complex conjugate poles. With this methodology we have come up with the numerical value of the sensor second real pole in spite of its low influence on the sensor dynamic response. This opens up a more accurate online sensor surveillance since the previous methods were achieved by considering one real pole only.