Wireless pipeline sensors can help you monitor the condition of your pipeline and ensure the safety of your employees, the community and the natural environment.
With so many miles of pipeline to monitor, it’s practically impossible to inspect every inch of pipe without the help of the latest technology. Wireless pipeline sensors can help you monitor the condition of your pipeline and ensure the safety of your employees, the community and the natural environment. Keep reading to learn more about the latest developments in leak detection technology.
What’s behind the technology?
NDT techniques, like X-Ray inspection, evaluate the level of corrosion and/or erosion around a pipe, locate tiny cracks and fractures and accurately determine the integrity of pipe walls. With the help of cutting edge technology like wireless sensors, leaks and other potential points of failure will become easier and easier to detect.
How will it work?
Pipeline monitoring and leak detection tools are used to determine the condition of pipe walls and assess the risk of potential leaks or failures. As NDT companies, like 20/20 NDT in Alberta, begin to incorporate wireless sensors into their testing methods, several options will soon be available:
- Interval sensors—placed at regular intervals along the pipeline, these sensors wirelessly transmit data about the health of the pipes.
- Membrane sensors—wrapped around pipes these sensors can sense leaking fluid and transmit information wirelessly.
- Soil sensors—used to detect the presence of hydrocarbons in the soil, these sensors will pinpoint the location of leaks and wirelessly transmit that information to the pipeline operator.
- Ball sensors—inserted inside the pipeline, ball sensors will travel through the pipeline and transmit data related to the pipeline’s integrity.
Each of these sensors could be used individually, or as part of an extensive leak detection system. In addition to regular X-Ray inspection, wireless sensors will greatly improve pipeline safety throughout Alberta, and the rest of the world.
Based on the data that the wireless pipeline sensors provide, you will be able to anticipate minor problems and resolve them before they grow into costly pipeline failures.
Pipeline operators will be alerted to the pipe locations that face an imminent risk so that they can take steps to repair that section of pipe and avoid disaster. The ability to quickly detect and diagnose integrity issues will save pipeline companies time and money on lost productivity and cleanup costs.
Prevent pipeline problems with X-Ray inspection
Leaks can lead to extensive service interruptions. Service interruptions mean lost revenue. Monitoring and maintaining the condition of your pipeline is the only way to avoid interruptions, pipeline failure and potential ecological disasters. For NDT or X-Ray inspection in Alberta, or throughout Western Canada, contact 20/20 NDT today. Protect your pipes with 20/20 NDT!