|Document ID (ISN)||67829|
|Convention or series no.
||OTH 94 431
||Stafford M., Williams N.
Health and Safety Executive
||Pipeline leak detection study
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. iii, 54p. Illus. 40 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
||This report reviews current and emerging methods of detecting leaks in pipelines in order to determine best practices in use today. Features of different commercial leak detection systems are examined and legislative requirements in different countries are outlined. The major conclusion is that automatic leak detection is heavily dependent on leak size, and that reasonable expectations of performance may fall far short of operational or supplier claims. Guidelines for the selection of a leak detection system are put forward.
||United Kingdom; leak detection; offshore oil extraction; piping
||evaluation of technique; literature survey
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Petroleum and natural gas industry
Compressed gases and pressure vessels