9th -12th (2nd Week) January- 16th -19th (3rd week) January 2021
Although pipelines used for the transportation of hydrocarbon fluids are designed to ensure safe and reliable distribution, leaks in pipeline networks are a major source of innumerable losses and environmental disasters. Incidents of pipeline failure can result in serious ecological disasters, human casualties and financial loss. In order to avoid such menace and maintain safe and reliable pipeline infrastructure, substantial research efforts have been devoted to implementing pipeline leak detection and localisation using different approaches. This course discusses pipeline leakage detection technologies and summarises the state of the art achievements. Different leakage detection and localisation in pipeline systems are reviewed and their strengths and weaknesses are highlighted.
Comparative performance analysis is performed to provide a guide in determining which leak detection method is appropriate for particular operating settings.