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THE PIPELINE PROTECTION METHOD OF CHOICE

Ensuring pipeline integrity, immediate leakage detection and risk mitigation

Pipelines are long underground structures, subject to sophisticated pipeline theft actions, malicious interference or unauthorized construction work. AP Sensing's solution for pipelines provides the capabilities to monitor the entire downstream process 24/7. Utilizing the newest Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS)/ Distributed Vibration Sensing (DVS) technologies, our pipeline monitoring solution is an integrated fusion of the newest sensing hardware and detection algorithms, plus presentation and interface software. 

Our AP Sensing pipeline monitoring technologies combine to provide multiple benefits, such as leakage detection, flow assurance and third-party interference (TPI) protection - all while minimizing false alarms and maximizing detection probability. Our solutions detects even pin-hole leaks and deliver 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, pipeline flow assurance is maintained, which also optimizes energy usage.

DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE & ACOUSTIC SENSING

AP Sensing's monitoring solution converts a standard optical fiber into a continuous multi-parameter sensor. Our DTS detects pipeline leaks by analyzing the temperature and precisely localizing any hot spot or cold spot. It also identifies thermal anomalies such as the cool effect of an escaping gas, or manages active heating processes such as in a sulfur pipeline. DAS/DVS detects leaks by noise and vibrations, as well as temperature changes (DTGS) and negative pressure waves generated by the leak. DAS/DVS is also used to detect defined third-party activities, whether accidental or deliberate, such as digging close to a pipeline. 

SMARTVISION™

AP Sensing's SmartVision™ management suite shows the condition of your pipeline at a glance, controlled by an easy-to-use graphical interface. It seamlessly integrates many DAS, DTS, CCTV and other sensors into a single platform. Pipeline layouts are mapped and color-coded to show the measured pipeline temperatures, as well as instantaneous changes in acoustic energy. Temperature graphics and hotspot tables are readily available. Sections of the cable route can be individually defined for flexible alarm levels and types. 

FEATURES

Our solutions monitor key pipeline features, including:

  • Leak detection/location of gases, water, liquid hydrocarbons, LNG, LGP and multiphase pipelines
  • TPI preventing pipeline damage or theft
  • Pipeline rupture and ignition detection
  • Temperature monitoring of pipe wall for heated pipelines
  • Leak detection and slug tracking of multiphase lines
  • Pig tracking

As we develop our products from the research and manufacturing stages, to the project commissioning and maintenance, AP Sensing offers a completely integrated, end-to-end solution. Our team works together with you to select the right combination of technologies to fit your requirements. We also provide onsite services, hotline support, maintenance and product training.

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OUR KEY FEATURES FOR PIPELINE MONITORING

Why you should choose AP Sensing!

FeaturesBenefits
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.

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