Designing a Cost Effective and Reliable Pipeline Leak Detection System

Designing a Cost Effective and Reliable Pipeline Leak Detection System

Designing a Cost Effective and Reliable Pipeline Leak Detection System

by Dr Jun Zhang REL Instrumentation Limited, Manchester, UK

ATMOS PIPE is a statistical pipeline leak detection system, incorporating advanced pattern recognition functions. Real time applications and field tests show that it is cost effective and has a very low false alarm rate. Leaks with sizes from 0.5% to 55% were detected on liquid propylene, ethylene gas, natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) pipelines. In this paper, the performance of the system is reported after the comparison of different leak detection methods.

source: http://env1.kangwon.ac.kr/leakage/2010/knowledge/papers/management/reliability_96_paper.pdf