Demand for pipeline leak detection and location systems is increasing rapidly. Unfortunately, general knowledge about these systems is limited and the view that these systems 'will only detect catastrophic leaks' or 'give false alarms all the time' is still heard regularly. This view may be the result of bad experience in the past, unrealistic expectations, or a combination of the two.
Attendees of this presentation will discover the differences between common leak detection systems and a leak detection system that combines several API 1130 technologies into one system. In particular, they will learn about Krohne's PipePatrol E-RTTM method for rapid and reliable leak detection. Field data will demonstrate the capabilities of this model-supported, statistical classification method in a real-world, operational environment. Participants will understand that modern leak detection systems do allow leak detection without false alarms on liquid and even on gas pipelines operated in dynamic (transient) conditions.
- Learn about API1130 leak detection methods
- Discover the difference between basic leak detection and high fidelity systems
- Understand key factors for seamless implementation and successful operation
Daniel Vogt is Product Manager of PipePatrol, the leak detection system of KROHNE Oil & Gas BV. His responsibilities include strategic product development of PipePatrol, as well as conceptual design and planning of leak detection solutions, taking into account both client and regulatory requirements.