Advanced Development of Proactive Infrasonic Gas Pipeline Evaluation Network

The gas industry operates a widely diverse and critical infrastructure with a high standard of safety. Third-party damage is one of the leading causes of compromise to safety in our industry. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has listed as one of its top priorities and challenges the need to monitor encroachment to the pipeline and to PREVENT third party damage. The project is targeted to complete the development of the Proactive Infrasonic Gas Pipeline Evaluation Network (PIGPEN) which is an autonomous distributed sensor and notification system previously developed by PSI and sponsored by NYSEARCH and DOT/PHMSA. In support of the work, the technical team has partnered with a commercial company who specializes in protection of oil and gas pipelines. NYSEARCH and PRCI have agreed to provide cash and in-kind support for this two-phase project over a two-year period. The project will consist of refining and proving the signal processing algorithm, simplifying the design and conducting controlled and field testing in multiple iterations. Through NYSEARCH and PRCI, the gas distribution and transmission sectors will play a key role in guiding the developer and commercializer in end user needs, evaluating the results of this work and in preparing and implementing tests on this product. The commercial partner will provide significant in-kind funding and will be transitioning to take over responsibility for the product.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Northeast Gas Association

  • Principal Investigators:

    D'Zurko, Daphne

  • Start Date: 20080701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31144

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492395
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000019
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2013 1:00AM