Selection Criteria for Pipeline Leak Detection Methods using Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) has expanded current pipeline leak detection technologies (LDS), providing a significant set of new capabilities. This paper briefly reviews the main types of DFOS technologies used for pipeline monitoring. There are different types of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) and Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) that make LDS selection somewhat complex for a specific application.
The DFOS LDS selection process must take into consideration the correlation between the “leak signature” of a particular pipeline and the LDS methods provided by different DFOS technologies. DFOS LDS can play a significant role in modern pipeline leak management, improving performance, and regulatory compliance.
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Issue 2/2021 of ptj is the second issue of the Pipeline Technology Journal in 2021
On its 78 pages this issue features papers to the topics of Pipeline Leak Detection & Monitoring. From a case study about the application of Nonintrusive Scraper Passage Indicators to a Pipeline Integrity Assurance System. This issue contains 7 papers from different companies.