A REVOLUTION PIPE MONITORING TECHNOLOGY !
Generally we have three methods of monitoring pipelines.
- NEW SENSOR DDS® LID Technology is revolutionary linear sensor for long term monitoring of pipelines developed and recently patented by Sensor. With LID technology we can monitor new pipe installations regardless of the type (metallic, plastic, ceramic etc.) and size. The installation is very easy and precision of leak localisation is incredibly high.
- SENSOR DDS® ERT method of monitoring pipeline integrity on existing plastic pipelines. Our ERT technology is the only one in the world who is able to monitor up to 20km of pipeline from one access point at once. This makes it the fastest method of testing pipeline integrity in the world!
- SENSOR DDS® ERT monitoring pipeline integrity on new plastic pipe installations. Works on any non-metallic pipes with any diameter and also we are able to test up to 20km of pipeline at once. We are using special sensors with standard spacing of 2-5m but 10m could also be applied depending on site conditions and resolution required.
SENSOR DDS® LID
The LID method avoids all of the issues of historical leak detection and location techniques by avoiding all traditional parameters and instead directly measuring for leakage in the electrophysical properties of the ground around the pipe.
THE BIGGEST BENEFITS OF NEW SENSOR LID TECHNOLOGY:
– Not affected by noise
– Not affected by pressure
– Not affected by pipes
– Not a skilled process
– It is a definitive result
– Testing process very fast
– Multiple leak detection (in close proximity)
COMMISIONING & OPERATION
The commissioning takes place after covering.
When connected to the sensing element the system automatically aquires: the GPS coordinates; the exact length of the SE; and a baseline measurement which is stored in a database & associated with an ID chip contained within the buried sensing element.
Either during commissioning or at some point in the future it is recommended that leak simulation tests are carried out. The efficacy of the system is tested & providing the highest confidence. The tests can be achieved using secret valves, soaker pits, or other means to simulate the presence of leakage.
Operation of the system is automated making it simple and fast, each time a transceiver is connected to a sensing element it performs a preprogrammed routine.
ID & GPS position of the sensing element are automatically acquired so that the Leak Location Practitioner does not need to record this information manually. Similarly baseline and any previous measurements are automatically compared, with leak positioning information calculated by linear distance from the GPS position of the measuring station. The average daily testing rate for field testing is around 20km per day.