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Pipeline Leak Detection System

Pipeline leak detection is used to overcome leaking problem frequently faced during oil pipeline operation. When a leak occurs in a pipeline, an alarm should come automatically to give as accurately as possible the location and size of the leak with no-false-alarm. The method of pipeline leak detection is flow and pressure monitoring based on detail oil hydraulics calculations combined with statistical leak detection analysis which are dependent on a variety of factors including pipeline network characteristics, product characteristics, instrumentation and communications capabilities, and economics. The utilization of computer systems (i.e.SCADA) in pipeline monitoring allows the greatest amount of data to be collected, analyzed, and acted upon in the shortest amount of time. For these reasons, pipeline leak detection employ, and could be integrated with some form of computer-based monitoring (i.e.SCADA: upstream and downstream) which generally consist of two major elements, instrumentation and a supervisory computer with associated software and communications links.




Benefit of Pipeline Leak Detection

a. It can discover oil/gas outage events due to pipeline damage, theft,etc. 

b. It generates accurate release alarming (no false alarm). 

c. It can identify leak location accurately. 

d. It can identify leak dimension and leak rate. 

e. It improves operational efficiency. 

f. It minimizes the liability of pipeline operating companies. 

g. It may protect a company’s reputation. 

h. It minimizes business loss due oil leakage. 

i. It reduces risk and promote people and environmental safety.