pipeline leak detection News

  • Pipeline Leak Detection Services

    Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) is pleased to announce that they have signed an ongoing contract to support McDermott Caspian Contractors, Inc. for Pipeline Leak Detection (PLD) Services for the AIOC’s Azeri, Chirag and Deepwater Gunashli Project and BP Shah Deniz Project in Azerbaijan. The contract was awarded to CTG due to the rapid response they can provide in detecting leaks in sub-sea ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn`t equipped with auto shut-off

    The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s that it should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Proactive leak detection of oil & gas assets can improve worker safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is proactive ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • SmartBall® Leak Detection Featured in International Research Project by Sydney Water

    Sydney Water is completing a five-year international research project to examine why and when critical water mains burst. The goal of the research is to aid the development of advanced condition assessment and failure prevention techniques that can help Sydney Water determine the remaining useful life of their pipelines. Current and emerging condition assessment technologies have been ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Detecting gas leaks can reduce costs and minimise dangers

    The potential consequences of undetected gas leaks have been well reported over recent years, including causing illness in personnel and building collapses, and harming the environment. Many chemical compounds and gases are invisible to the naked eye and some are odourless. Yet many companies work intensively with these substances before, during and after their production processes. The effective ...

  • Picarro Launches Revolutionary Solution for Natural Gas Leak Detection and Management

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today introduced a first-of-its-kind solution for natural gas pipeline leak detection and ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Biogas leaks found fast

    Geotech recently contacted users of its gas leak finder to check its performance. Introduced to help AD plant operator safety, retain valuable gas, minimise odour and maintain licence compliance, the Geotech  ...


    By Geotech

  • No Leak Too Small: Portuguese Water Management Company Rolls Out Smartball Tool To Detect Leak On Critical Young Transmission Main

    Drinking water systems degrade over time, with the useful life of the pipe and component parts often lasting for decades. Of course, age is only part of the equation. The deterioration of any particular pipeline depends on a multitude of factors, including pipe material and class. To complicate matters, factors such as soil environment, chemical properties of the water, climate changes, and ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Preventive medicine: City of Montreal reduces non-revenue water loss with leak detection program using Sahara Technology

    The City of Montreal believes that the best medicine is preventative medicine, especially as it applies to its water network. Montreal has an impressive water system that supplies drinking water to a population of nearly 1.9 million people. Since 2002, the historic city, the second largest metropolis in Canada, began a long-term major rehabilitation of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Crowcon’s new LaserMethane mini Gen2 detects methane leaks from up to 100 metres away in seconds

    Crowcon Detection Instruments has launched its new LaserMethane mini Gen2 (LMm) portable methane detector. Designed specifically to detect methane at distance of up to 100 metres in seconds, the ATEX approved, second generation LMm is changing the way methane leaks are detected. What used to be a time consuming and potentially hazardous procedure is now quick and easy. The LMm is very easy to ...

  • PG&E Improves Gas Leak Survey Capability with Heath Consultants’ Advanced Detection Device

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is now able to more efficiently identify potential leaks on its gas pipeline system by using a highly advanced leak detection device by Heath Consultants Inc. The leak detection device, known as Detecto Pak-Infrared (DP-IR™), is designed to be selective in detecting methane and will not generate a false alarm on other hydrocarbon gases. The ...


    By PRWeb

  • Wireless Gas Detection with Crowcon’s Detective Net

    Crowcon’s new Detective Net wireless module allows up to 25 Detective+ gas detectors to be linked without cables. It is ideal for use in the oil, gas, petrochemical and utility industries. The Detective+ is a free-standing, transportable multigas monitor that can be used individually or in groups to ...

  • Gas leaks fuel climate change

    A leading authority on the effects of methane in the atmosphere has called for a new drive to cut gas leaks from pipelines and wells. Euan Nisbet, professor of Earth sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that ever more sensitive detection equipment using global satellite positioning systems has made it ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Statement on approval of plan to remove oil in Gannet pipeline

    The Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention (SOSREP) has approved Shell UK’s plans to remove oil contained in the Gannet pipeline. The operation will recover the majority of the oil remaining in the carrier pipe, at a water depth of 91m (300ft), following an oil leak from the pipeline that was successfully stopped in August 2011. The flowlines of the ...

  • PWA: A Strong Choice for Screening Assessment of Metallic Pipelines

    As pipelines across North America age and begin to reach their end-of-life cycles, utilities are faced with the task of assessing their network and determining the best course of action for maintaining reliable, efficient and sustainable levels of service. The task of selecting pipes for inspection, rehabilitation or replacement can be overwhelming. For the majority of metallic ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

    A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow City, said he plans to revisit legislation the state Legislature rejected last year that would mandate flow meters and cutoff ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pure Technologies makes waves with advanced pipeline robot

    What has a rotating head, modular feet, can quickly navigate up to 5 kilometres through turbid wastewater with ease, and deliver live video and integrity information that can aid in detecting leaks and other anomalies in underground pipes? It’s the third generation robotics crawler ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department rushed to the shoreline, where they discovered oil flowing across a beach and into the Pacific. What was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Plains pipeline to spend $41 million to prevent oil spills across 10,000 miles of pipeline (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Justice Department announced that Plains All American Pipeline and several of its operating subsidiaries have agreed to spend approximately $41 million to upgrade 10,420 miles of crude oil pipeline operated in the United States. The settlement resolves Plains’ Clean Water Act violations for 10 crude oil spills in Texas, Louisiana, ...

  • Metropolitana Milanese Reduces Water Loss on Critical Steel Pipeline

    The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors have more impact on the condition of a buried asset. For utilities embarking on proactive management and assessment of their buried infrastructure, leak ...


    By Pure Technologies

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