System detects and locates third party intrusions Click here to enlarge imageThe new Trip Wire system detects and locates third party intrusions, which is one of the causes of pipeline leak incidents. The system incorporates a fiber optic element, which is installed 12-24 in. above the pipeline or other critical facility. Optical instruments continuously monitor the integrity of the element. Should that element become damaged or cut in two, the optical device, which is integrated into the pipeline programmable logic controllers and supervisory control and data acquisition system, outputs the location of the fiber optic element damage.Operationally, when the fiber optic element is damage...

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