PRCI WEBINAR (RECORDING): Field Testing of Distributed Acoustic Sensing Systems

Thu, November 01, 2018

Runtime: 57 mimutes - click the registration button below to view a recording of the webinar.

DATE: Thursday, November 1, 2018
TIME: 11:00 a.m. ET

HOST: Jon Van Reet, Plains All American Pipeline
PRESENTER: Shane Siebenaler, Southwest Research Institute
MODERATOR: Carrie Greaney, Pipeline Research Council International

The Surveillance, Operations & Monitoring Technical Committee members invite you to join them as they present the research results from field tests performed on an operational pipeline for distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technologies.

Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology utilizes a fiber-optic cable as a distributed vibration sensor that can be installed on a right-of-way to monitor for pipeline leaks and to identify third‑party interference (TPI), such as mechanized excavation, hand digging, etc.  Various laboratory tests have been performed to demonstrate that DAS has the potential to be a flexible solution for pipeline operators; however, a key gap that needed to be assessed was the ability of the technology to serve its intended leak detection and TPI functions while not generating additional alarms.  The most comprehensive means of performing such an evaluation was through an actual field demonstration of DAS technology on an operational pipeline.
This webinar will present the results from a ten-week long test of four commercially available distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technologies on an operational pipeline.

Expected Benefits/Learning Outcomes:

  • Real-world data on the performance of novel leak detection systems
  • Lessons learned from moving technology from the laboratory to the field
  • Recommendations for further enhancements of pipeline leak detection

Who Should Attend?

  • ROW monitoring program managers
  • Pipeline surveillance personnel
  • Pipeline operations personnel




Recommended Pre-reading:
Final Report:
 PR-015-163766-R01 Field Testing of Distributed Acoustic Sensing Systems

Keywords: leak detection; distributed acoustic sensing; pipeline surveillance; new technologies; field testing
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