The Evolution of Leak Detection: Leak Detection 1.0 – Leak Detection 4.0

Tue, Nov 14, 2017 2:00 PM EST  


The potential cost of remediation and possible financial penalties due to pipeline leaks has increased, as has the potential damage to the operator’s reputation from unfavorable press. However, operators’ confidence in commercially available leak detection systems remains low.  Many times, staff delays action when an alarm is received from a leak detection system, risking both financial resources and corporate reputation.

This webinar discusses the different methodologies available for leak detection, together with the pros and cons of each. Approaches discussed include external methods that can be buried with the pipeline itself and software methodologies that depend on pressure, flow, and/or temperature readings.

Discussion then moves on to the possibility of reducing nuisance alarms by combining methods in a way that covers all phases of a pipeline, and by using one method to validate leaks discovered by another.

Using this methodology, a case can be made that the time has come for automatic leak detection and safety systems.  By combining this reduced nuisance alarm methodology with the reliability and logic capability of a SIL-3 rated safety controller, leak detection can become an automatic system that eliminates the operator delay and protects the user’s reputation and financial resources while minimizing nuisance trips.

This educational webinar is sponsored by: HIMA Americas, Inc.

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