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Document ID (ISN)100639
CIS number 02-1870
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2165-0
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 056
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Appraisal of pipeline surveillance by high resolution satellite
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. iv, 24p. Illus. 6 ref. (Vol.I); iv, 74p. Illus. 6 ref. (Vol.II); iv, 12p. Illus. 6 ref. (Vol. III). Price: GBP 35.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr056.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report in three volumes evaluates the potential of high-resolution satellites for the monitoring of on-land pipelines. The available technology and possible applications were reviewed. A system was developed to evaluate the benefits of applying satellite imaging techniques to the routing and surveillance of on-land transmission pipelines, and to test an available satellite for estimating the technical effectiveness and cost. Volume I presents the cost-benefit study and considers the sensitivity of several key parameters on costs. Volume II presents an appraisal of the data gathered by the IKONOS satellite for pipeline surveillance. Volume III presents a functional specification of requirements for satellite surveillance.
Descriptors (primary) transport by pipeline; space travel; photographic methods of detection; inspection
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; helicopters; description of technique; evaluation of technique; surveying; image analysis; economic aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Space travel