Framework for Verifying and Validating the Performance and Viability of External Leak Detection Systems for Liquid and Natural Gas Pipelines

Pipeline leak detection technology vendors offer a broad range of configurations and measurement approaches to pipeline operators. This project will develop an assessment framework consisting of procedures and guidelines to assist pipeline operators in selecting viable technologies and in validating the performance of leak detection systems for specific applications. The framework will assist pipeline operators in collecting information from technology vendors, specifying and modeling the characteristics of the release events that need to be addressed, determining the viability of each technology and conducting tests to evaluate technology performance. The project will also include a demonstration of the implementation of the framework for an example application. This will include assessing a variety of technologies to identify viable options and conducting performance evaluation tests on representative technologies.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $1663882
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTPH5615T00004

  • 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
  • Managing 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:

    DelVecchio, Todd

  • Performing Organizations:

    C-FER Technologies

    200 Karl Clark Road
    Edmonton, Alberta  Canada  T6N 1H2
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wagg, Brian

  • Start Date: 20150930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170629
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Pipeline Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Pipeline Safety

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674994
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH5615T00004
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2018 2:19PM