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Document ID (ISN)108763
CIS number 08-1411
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 568
Author(s) Royle M., Willoughby D., Brueck E., Patel J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Measurement of acoustic spectra from liquid leaks
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. iv, 69p. Illus. 1 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr568.pdf [in English]
Abstract Acoustic leak detectors (ALDs) are being used increasingly on offshore platforms as a means of detecting leaks of flammable gases. They detect a leak through the ultrasonic sound produced by the escaping gas jet during leaks of liquids under high pressure. These sensors have been shown to perform well under the conditions experienced on offshore platforms. HSE recognizes the benefits of using such devices possibly in conjunction with line-of-sight sensors to detect gaseous releases. The objectives of this study were to develop spectra of the sound produced from pressurized releases of liquids under a variety of realistic release scenarios, to analyse the responses of selected ALD sensors positioned at different locations relative to the point of release and to collect information for producing guidance on using ALD sensors for protection against leaks of liquids under pressure.
Descriptors (primary) flammable liquids; United Kingdom; sound spectrum; leak detection; petroleum and natural gas industry; offshore oil extraction; flammable gases
Descriptors (secondary) safety engineering; description of technique; reliability; report
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) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Noise