30th October -8th November 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.