Validation of Remote Sensing and Leak Detection Technologies under Realistic and Differing Conditions

The primary goal of the proposed project is to advance unmanned aerial system (UAS or drone) mounted remote sensing technologies for (1) identifying right of way (ROW) integrity threats and for (2) detecting natural gas leaks under operational conditions within natural gas transmission and distribution pipeline systems across urban to rural sites. Project results will strengthen industry consensus on the value of newly developed leak detection sensors, integrity threat monitoring methods, unmanned aerial monitoring platforms, and survey methods using multiple sensors. Deliverables will include a validation test framework for real-world, operational drone mounted technologies, field-validated drone-mounted integrity threat monitoring and methane detection instruments, and a probabilistic understanding of instrument performance under real-world field scenarios. Operations Technology Development, NFP (OTD) will work with technology end users and a vendor to develop an operational validation test framework focused on operating field sites within the pipeline network, use a single technology vendor to evaluate the framework, and model sensor performance in a manner that can be fed into higher level risk models.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $1000000
    • Contract Numbers:

      693JK31910006

    • 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:

      Operations Technology Development NFP

      1700 South Mount Prospect Road
      Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018
    • Performing Organizations:

      Operations Technology Development NFP

      1700 South Mount Prospect Road
      Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018

      Gas Technology Institute

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

      Moore, Chris

    • Start Date: 20190930
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Pipeline Safety Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01725624
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Gas Technology Institute
    • Contract Numbers: 693JK31910006
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 20 2019 2:21PM