A natural gas pipeline operator in Thailand sought out a solution to protect its pipeline from Third Party Interference (TPI). Previously, employees had been expected to patrol the pipeline 24/7, but a more effective solution was needed. The client conducted various trials in 2019 to compare AP Sensing to competing systems and was very happy with the results of AP Sensing's Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) system.
AP Sensing's solution provides constant, real-time monitoring of the entire pipeline using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). Specifically, DAS detects important TPI events such as excavator digging, moving and tapping, as well as manual digging and vehicle movement. The solution used for this pipeline is one 70 km DAS unit as well as sophisticated machine learning algorithms and our SmartVision asset visualization software.
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