AP SENSING'S GUARDIAN SOLUTION: THE PROTECTION METHOD OF CHOICE!
Ensuring pipeline integrity, immediate leakage detection and risk mitigation
AP Sensing's GUARDIAN solution provides the capabilities to monitor the entire downstream process 24/7. GUARDIAN is an integrated fusion of sensing hardware, detection algorithms plus presentation and interface software. AP Sensing experts work together with you to select the right combination of GUARDIAN technologies to fit your requirements.
Multiple technologies combine to provide multiple benefits, such as leakage detection, flow assurance and third-party interference (TPI) -- while minimizing false alarms and maximizing detection probability.
Our GUARDIAN solution detects even pin-hole leaks and delivers alarms quickly, while locating the event to within a few meters of its position. TPI events can be identified and classified in real time to raise an alarm only if the event is a threat to your infrastructure.
By enabling the process control of active heating pipelines flow assurance is maintained, which also optimizes energy usage.
HOW GUARDIAN DELIVERS
AP Sensing's GUARDIAN solution converts a standard optical fiber into a continuous multi-parameter sensor. Based on your project requirements the ideal combination of technologies will be applied:
- Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS), which identifies thermal anomalies such as the cooling effect of an escaping gas, or to manage an active heating process in a sulfur pipeline, for example.
- Distributed Acoustic Sensing / Distributed Vibration Sensing (DAS / DVS), which detects energies associated with defined third party activities, whether accidental or deliberate, such as digging close to a pipeline.
- Information from various sensors are presented and intelligently combined using our SmartVision™ software suite. More knowledge means improved analyses.
AP Sensing's support team has been a fantastic resource for us over the years. They have helped us with system development and implementation planning, and they are always quick to respond to our technical queries with competent advice and helpful tips.
For me AP Sensing is the forerunner for distributed optical temperature sensing. You can see in their solutions a combination of experience and creativity -- an intuitive design that works just as you'd expect, yet they aren't afraid to think out of the box, or provide a customized solution. They carry on their HP/Agilent heritage and continue to develop and advance, while remaining true to their core values of quality and reliability.
When I think of AP Sensing the first thing I think of is reliability. We completely trust and rely on their performance specifications and I know that their technical support team is dedicated and passionate about solving any problems that might come up.
Knowing the technology and market, it is evident to me that AP Sensing is the forerunner in distributed optical sensing. Their solutions reflect a combination of experience and creativity. Experience comes from their HP/Agilent heritage, the leader in test and measurement equipment, with decades of experience in developing and manufacturing extremely reliable and high quality products. The creativity comes from their passion and commitment to solving real customer problems.
When you do business with AP Sensing you get the feeling that you are working together as partners, because they listen to you and understand the challenges of your day-to-day operations. Communication with AP Sensing is always professional and it's obvious that they have the experience and the technical know-how to answer our queries.
AP Sensing's DTS is simply the best fit. We apply it together with ConveySafe in our coal power plants to protect our conveyors. The systems are rugged and completely reliable, need very little power, and can be seamlessly integrated into customer SCADA environments. Best of all, you don't just buy a box from them and that's it -- their post-sales support is outstanding.
The SIL-2 (Safety Integrity Level) rating that AP Sensing has achieved on its DTS gives us the confidence that their solution is going to work as planned, day in and day out, in high-risk environments. Our LNG terminal operators sleep better at night knowing that our assets are protected and security standards are met.
My AP Sensing regional customer support is fantastic: competent, thorough and quick to get back to me. They have been a key player in our complex pipeline projects over the years, and they truly offer through-life product support, from installation and commissioning to training.
OUR KEY FEATURES FOR PIPELINE MONITORING
Why you should choose AP Sensing!
|Fiber-optic distributed optical sensing solution||…real-time, continuous and continual temperature and acoustic/vibration data along the entire sensor cable length.|
|Complete asset protection with complementary technologies||…state-of-the-art leakage and third-party interference detection.|
|Wide range of certifications and type tests including ATEX and SIL||...durable and robust field solution with industry leading performance and reliability.|
|Enhanced data and alarm processing with SmartVision™||…unique fusion of sensor data to minimize nuisance alarm rates and optimize alarm precision.|
|Expert, experienced and certified AP Sensing project team||...worry-free execution delivers your project on time and on budget.|
AP SENSING SUCCESS STORIES
We have hundreds of satisfied customers worldwide!
Pipeline Leakage Detection Crude Oil March 2016
Mittelplate is Germany's largest oilfield and is located in the ecologically-sensitive Wadden Sea (a national park). The highest level of safety standards needs to be met to monitor 2 specialty pipelines between the island and the mainland. The operators selected a Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) solution from AP Sensing for monitoring and leakage detection.
DTS Technology Reduces LNG Plant Operating Costs Sept 2014
Fiber optic DTS (distributed temperature sensing) systems have been used for over 30 years on LNG terminals. From the jetty to the processing area, from the tank annulus to the spill containment area and the base slab, DTS monitoring is ideally suited to monitoring tasks at an LNG facility.
DTS Monitoring system identifies pipeline issue July 2014
Pipeline transportation of sulfur requires heated pipelines, so that the sulfur remains in liquid form. At the Q8 Kuwait refinery in Rotterdam a reliable and well-performing DTS (Distributed Temperature Sensing) system was needed to diagnose a heating issue in a sulfur pipeline.
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