External Leak Detection Body of Knowledge

The objective of this study is the development of a recommended practice (RP) for external based leak detection on natural gas transmission lines. The developed RP will build on existing RPs and industry guidelines for hazardous liquid and gas pipelines. The RP will increase the safe operation of the U.S. natural gas transmission pipeline network by standardizing practices across operators and increasing the likelihood a leak is found before becoming a safety hazard. The work will be conducted in three phases: (1) information gathering and technology assessment; (2) establish standardized sensor specifications and testing practices; and (3) develop guidelines for a central technology certification organization and the full RP. The final project deliverable will be a publicly available RP that includes at a minimum: descriptions of various leak detection programs, criteria for selecting leak detection methods, instrument detection specifications, guidelines for a technology certification organization, and metrics for measuring effectiveness. Through extensive interaction with utilities, vendors, and the technical advisory panel, Gas Technology Institute (GTI) will combine existing data into a current recommended practice that can be adapted to new technologies and methodologies.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $399821
    • Contract Numbers:

      693JK31810005

    • 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:

      Wiley, Kristine

      Stuver, Susan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Gas Technology Institute

      1700 S Mount Prospect Rd.
      Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018
    • Principal Investigators:

      Moore, Chris

    • Start Date: 20180801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Pipeline Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Pipeline Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01687107
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Gas Technology Institute
    • Contract Numbers: 693JK31810005
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 27 2018 9:57AM