Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Rate Measurement System

This research will enhance capabilities to detect, locate, and quantify small natural gas pipeline leaks to prioritize remedial actions. The research team will assemble and evaluate via field tests a system comprising a cost-effective synthesis of side-scan lasers, sensitive laser-based point sampling, and advanced data processing algorithms installed on a mobile leak survey platform. The research results will lead to advanced products and methodologies to be deployed by the leak survey industry for reducing the environmental impact of natural gas.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $226794
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Physical Sciences Inc.

  • Principal Investigators:

    Frish, Michael

  • Start Date: 20150930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170929
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180331
  • USDOT Program: Pipeline Safety Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01681588
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH5615T00015
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2018 6:23PM