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Louisiana Considered: The M.J. Foster Promise Program, Using Fiber Optics To Detect Oil Pipeline Leaks

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LSU’s Department of Petroleum Engineering is researching how to use fiber optics to detect leaks in oil pipelines.
  • Louisiana Community and Technical College System President Dr. Monty Sullivan tells us about the M.J. Foster Promise Program, a new program funded in the most recent legislative session which provides grants for Louisiana adults seeking education at the community-college level.
  • LSU Department of Petroleum Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Jyotsna Sharma explains recent research into using optical fiber, the same technology used in ethernet cables and phone lines, to detect leaks in oil pipelines by sensing temperature, pressure and more.
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