LEAK-DETECTION SYSTEMS - CONCLUSION: Leak-detection efficiencies gauge system effectiveness

05/22/2006
Philip S. Carpenter, Serrano Services & Systems, Leander, Tex.Morgan Henrie, MH Consulting Inc., AnchorageEd Nicholas, Nicholas Simulation Services, Wichita, Kan.All decisions to make significant changes to the effective threshold for an existing pipeline leak-detection system (PLDS) should consider the larger context. Engineers must be aware of political sensitivities, as well as regulations that may include requirements for a leak-detection system or may specify minimum leak-detection capabilities.This second of two articles defines the various efficiencies that must be considered to gauge PLDS performance effectively. Part 1 examined performance mapping and presented details of a c...
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