A promising Fiber-Optic Differential Pressure (DP) Transmitter is under development in Flexible Maintenance System (FMS) Projects that supported by Ministry of Economic, Trade, and Industries of Japan. The object of FMS projects is to improve maintenance works at nuclear power plants with latest technology. The new DP Transmitter uses optic-fiber technology of Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Sensor and Fizeau White-Light Cross-Correlator. Validation tests were performed to evaluate the tolerance of the DP transmitter in Nuclear Power Plant conditions. General requirements of PWR are accuracy (repeatability and linearity) of within +/−0.5%, pressure-proof of maximum 17.16MPa, Irradiation of 100Gy, and temperature range of 10–50 degrees centigrade at normal condition. The test results show the new DP transmitter can be expected as the next generation instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants.

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