LEAK-DETECTING SYSTEMS - 1: Including false positives boosts PLDS performance efficiencies

Philip S. Carpenter - Serrano Services & Systems, Leander, Tex.Morgan Henrie - MH Consulting Inc., AnchorageEd Nicholas - Nicholas Simulation Services, Wichita, Kan.Expanding the outputs from automated software-based pipeline leak-detection system performance testing to include false positives can improve assessment and optimization of PLDS. Marked improvement is available when these new outputs are combined with appropriately high-level measures of PLDS efficiency and performance and a methodology that allows for calculating these efficiencies based on the results of the software-based testing.The challenges of consistently testing PLDS performance inhibit assessment and optimization...

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