Prevent, detect, and mitigate pipeline leaks
Experience Integrity Operations
Adopting a holistic approach to pipeline commodity releases has benefits for the public, the environment, and pipeline operators. This consolidates leak prevention, leak detection, and leak mitigation into a complete pipeline integrity program. Integrity Operations helps operators find the right intersection between risk, cost, and safety as new standards and industry initiatives become available.
For more than 30 years, pipeline operators have trusted AVEVA to deliver leak detection software as a core component of their pipeline control systems.
Integrity Operations delivers comprehensive Computational Pipeline Monitoring (CPM) methodologies for detecting leaks allowing companies to select the CPM best suited for their specific pipeline.
Pipeline Leak Prevention
Most pipeline operating companies have an Integrity Management Program (IMP) that outlines what preventative activities would be performed to avoid a commodity release. These preventative activities usually happen at a set frequency — once a day, once a week, once a month, or even once a year. There are very few tools available today that allow for real-time prevention of a commodity release.
Integrity Operations fills this void by assisting pipeline operators with preventative features like real-time over/under pressure detection analysis. It is designed to prevent failures before they become incidents that require reaction.
Pipeline Leak Detection
Integrity Operations contains several Computational Pipeline Monitoring (CPM) methodologies that can be used for detecting that a commodity release has taken place. A leak may occur through a defect somewhere along the pipe, operating outside of limits, theft, digging near a pipeline, or other causes.
Integrity Operations can detect these incidents with line balance, real-time transient model (RTTM), and pressure/flow monitoring methodologies as outlined in API RP 1130. These methodologies can be used for detecting a variety of leaks or commodity releases on a specific pipeline — including rupture, unlawful tap, and shut-in leak detection. The method takes into account the unique characteristics of each pipeline.
Pipeline Leak Mitigation
After a commodity release has been detected, the responsible pipeline company will invoke their emergency response plan. They would typically dispatch emergency personnel to the leak site, informing them of the location and severity of the leak.
Integrity Operations assists the pipeline controller by providing impact assessment analysis tools that perform a location analysis and help estimate the volume lost.
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