FiberStrike® Pipeline Leak Detection
CEL’s Fiber Optic sensors are a great fit for the Oil & Gas Industries because of the ease in measuring distributed pressure and temperature variations over a network over time. They are an excellent tool for monitoring equipment, pipelines, ships and storage facilities. They provide real-time data and can be monitored on site or remotely. They can provide useful information in the harsh environments inside oil and gas pipelines and equipment.
CEL’s Fiber Optic sensors are passive devices requiring no power and are immune to EMI. Fiber Optic sensors have a proven record of providing extremely accurate and repeatable data over a long period of time. Single systems can be designed to monitor multiple applications simultaneously such as equipment wear, operational efficiency, leak detection and security. Multiple sensors can be installed on a single fiber and networked into one piece of monitoring equipment. This multiplexing capability drastically reduces cabling and equipment requirements, thereby reducing cost.
SEPARATE ZONES, NUMEROUS OPTIONS
The FiberStrike® Pipeline Leak Detection system deploys a combination of fiber optic and electroacoustic technologies to accurately identify the location of a pipeline leak or crack. A “zone” is defined as the distance between any two sensor points. When any two sensors simultaneously detect a leak a determination can be made as to how far from each sensor the activity is occurring and “zero in” on the event. An unlimited number of zones may be linked together to manage vast expanses of pipeline.
Sensors provide instantaneous event data to the hardware (the Interrogator), and the Interrogator may be located great distances from the actual pipeline in secure, environmentally protected areas. Multiple Interrogators may be linked together that are simultaneously streaming real-time data to the Command and Control software. Event notifications may then be managed from the customer’s Control Room, or immediately “pushed” to a variety of mobile devices to alert personnel of the situation.
FiberStrike® may be used as a stand-alone Pipeline Leak Detection system, or be melded into a more advanced system solution that could also manage Perimeter Protection, Communications Conduit Monitoring and Substation/Vault Protection. CEL can provide the necessary hardware, software and integration expertise to manage nearly any application.
Applications include: Industrial Liquid, Gas & Steam Pipelines Water/Wastewater Utility Pipelines