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pipeline monitoring Applications

  • Single Gas Monitoring - Pipeline Monitoring

    Application: measurements of single gas species over pipeline or similar extremely long emission source. Application: measuring CH4 emissions from a natural gas pipeline through a large densely populated and congested area.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Gas Detection Solutions for Pipeline Leak Detection

    Natural gas pipeline owners require improved routine monitoring of pipelines for safety, economic and regulatory reasons. Leaking natural gas can cause explosions leading to loss of life and property. Loss of product through undetected leaks dramatically reduces a pipeline operator’s profitability.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Pipeline Monitoring Systems for Health Monitoring

    Pipeline management presents challenges that are quite unique. Their long length, high value, high risk and often difficult access conditions require continuous monitoring as well as an optimization of maintenance interventions. The main concern for pipeline owners comes from possible leakages that can have a severe impact on the environment and put the pipeline out of service for repair. Leakages can have different causes, including excessive deformations caused by earthquakes, landslides or collisions mobile objects, corrosion, wear, material flaws or third party intrusion.

    By Roctest - part of Nova Metrix LLC based in Saint-Lambert, QUEBEC (CANADA).

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    Monitoring of raw water intake

    The Situation:

    Hydrocarbons in municipal water supplies,  including fresh water and desalination systems, are commonly limited to less than 1 part per million. Surface water from rivers, lakes, or the sea with marine traffic, nearby pipelines, or regular flooding can be contaminated by hydrocarbons. Freshwater treatment systems can be damaged by hydrocarbons or allow them to pass through undetected. Desalination systems using reverse osmosis (RO) membranes can be irreversibly damaged by the presence of hydrocarbons. Continuous monitoring of water source intakes can prevent system contamination and subsequent damage.  Accurate, low maintenance monitoring systems such as the TD-4100 XD and XDC have been protecting water intakes worldwide for over 20 years.

    By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • SONARtrac - Dredging - Hopper Vessels

    Soil density, hardness, lithology, and sediment particle size distribution can create slurry of variable makeup and density. At a constant pump speed, the slurry will have a variable flow velocity, which is undesirable and potentially dangerous. If the velocity is too low, there is a risk of sand outs in the pipeline. If the velocity is too high, the pump will wear and be inefficient. Traditional velocity flow meters with wetted parts are prone to wear, causing measurement inaccuracies, and require frequent, costly replacements. In addition, the presence of entrained gases may disturb the readings of traditional flowmeters and cause slurry density measurements to be inaccurate.

    By CiDRA Corporate Services Inc based in Wallingford, CONNECTICUT (USA).

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    Monitoring of fuels in stormwater

    The Situation

    A major pipeline company has large storage tank farms throughout the Western States. The pipeline company transports, stores, blends additives, and distributes gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel to retail service stations and airports. Due to the quantity and movement of fuel at these facilities, there is always the potential for fuel spills. These facilities prevent out of compliance discharge by capturing all stormwater in storm drains, which is then sent to treatment systems prior to discharge. At some sites, groundwater from ongoing remediation is mixed with stormwater at the treatment system prior to local discharge.

    By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Machine condition monitoring for lubricant & additive manufacturers

    Overview

    Many large oil companies are Spectro Scientific customers because they employ oil analysis not only to monitor their own equipment in refineries, tankers, and pipelines, but they monitor their own blended lubricant products and also frequently provide oil analysis services to customers who buy their lubricants. Many industrial and transportation companies receive oil analysis services from their lubricant supplier.

    By Spectro Scientific based in Chelmsford, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

  • Monitor Dredging Slurry Flow

    Thousands of dredges are operated to maintain navigation channels in our rivers, lakes and harbours and to mine sand and gravel for the construction industry. Managing and optimizing production from a dredge requires continuous monitoring of pipeline pressure, vacuum and slurry velocity. The operating conditions are extremely harsh and any sensing components in contact with the abrasive slurry can be damaged. But dredge operators need accurate real-time flow information to properly manage production so equipment manufacturers have been seeking innovative monitoring solutions...

    By Greyline Instruments Inc. based in Long Sault, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Water Monitoring and Flow Measurement Systems for Water Supply

    Although there is enough water on earth, its uneven distribution, the rising population and our carelessness drinking water starts to get short. In the future more and more pipelines for drinking water will be built all over the globe. In order to operate huge and complex pipe networks efficiently, water flow measurement and flow monitoring will become necessary. The increasing efficiency of ultrasonic flow meters will make such calculations more and more effective.

    By HydroVision GmbH based in Kaufbeuren, GERMANY.

  • Gas Detection Solutions for Liquified Natural Gas Detection

    Liquefied natural gas owners require improved routine monitoring of facilities for safety, economic and regulatory reasons. Leaking LNG can cause explosions leading to loss of life and property. Loss of product through undetected leaks dramatically reduces a pipeline operator’s profitability. Traditional gas detectors are slow to reach and require a labour intensive process to keep maintained. IR detectors have been used but with limited success because of cross interference from other atmospheric gases.

    By Boreal Laser Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

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    Inspection, Monitoring and Management Technologies for Wastewater Force Main Management

    Managing wastewater force mains has historically been difficult for owners. Traditional inspection methods applied in gravity main assessment are not applicable in force mains. Given the high consequence of a force main failure, the need for an innovative approach to managing these challenging pipeline assets is necessary to minimize environmental impact and comply with regulatory requirements.

    By Pure Technologies based in Calgary, ALBERTA (CANADA).

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    Inspection, Monitoring and Management Technologies for Oil & Gas Industry

    Failures to oil and gas pipelines can have severe environmental consequences and cost billions of dollars to rectify. Because of this, safety regulations governing these pipelines are becoming more stringent and visible.

    By Pure Technologies based in Calgary, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Irrigation water flow measurement for open channels and partially filled pipes

    Greyline AVFM Area-Velocity Flow Meters monitor and totalize irrigation water distributed through a network of canals, channels and pipelines in the United Irrigation District.

    By Greyline Instruments Inc. based in Long Sault, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Dye Tracing

    Monitoring the dilution and movement of a tracer introduced into the water column provides an excellent means of determining the path that may be followed by a discharge and the rate at which dilution is likely to take place. Fluorescent dyes such as Rhodamine, Fluorescein or Agma are the most frequently used tracers for such investigations. Chelsea Technologies has been providing dye tracing systems for over 30 years. Typical applications include sub-sea pipeline leak detection, pollution studies, natural water flow analysis (rivers, lakes, ocean currents, cave water flows, groundwater filtration etc), sewer and storm water drainage analysis. The Chelsea systems can be configured for a wide variety of tracers, are highly sensitive, robust, and deliver real-time data. They can be moored, profiled, towed or affixed to ROV / AUV platforms.

    By Chelsea Technologies Group based in West Molesey, UNITED KINGDOM.

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