WEBINAR (RECORDING): Numerical Modeling and Laboratory Validation of Fluid Migration from Small Subsurface Pipeline Leaks (PL-1K)

Wed, May 10, 2017

Runtime: 61 min - Click the register button below to view the recording. Click here to download the presentation slides.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Presenter: James Brydie, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
Project Team Leader: Marzie Derakhshesh, Enbridge
PRCI Project Manager: Carrie Greaney

The focus of this study was to determine the influence of subsurface engineered boundaries associated with the trench walls, and the presence of a water table, upon the leakage behavior of a range of hydrocarbon products. The project numerically modelled three products which were chosen to span a range of fluid types and viscosities. Laboratory simulations of leakage were carried out for the most viscous product in order to capture plume dispersion in semi-real time, and to allow numerical predictions to be assessed against experimental data.

Expected Benefits/Learning Outcomes

  • Recommendations for the use and placement of generic leak detection sensor types (e.g liquid, gas, thermal, displacement) within the trench and / or above the ground surface.
  • Suggested monitoring locations taking into account requirements to detect pipeline leakage as early as possible in order to facilitate notification of the operator.
  • Prediction of potential extent of site characterization required during spill response and longer term remediation activities.

Who Should Attend?

  • Leak Detection Operators
  • Leak Detection Technology Researchers

Recommended Pre-reading

Final Report: PR-487-143727-R01Numerical Modelling and Laboratory Simulation of Subsurface Fluid Migration from Small Pipeline Leaks



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Keywords: Liquid Leaks, Subsurface Fluid Migration