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Document ID (ISN)67829
CIS number 96-2299
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1167-1
Year 1996
Convention or series no. OTH 94 431
Author(s) Stafford M., Williams N.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Pipeline leak detection study
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. iii, 54p. Illus. 40 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; leak detection; offshore oil extraction; piping
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of technique; literature survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Compressed gases and pressure vessels