Pipeline Leak Detection Summary Page
The SEEK system measures with low frequency acoustics if a pipeline leak has occurred. The SEEK system uses specialized sensors, GPS technology, and proprietary software, to provide an instantaneous warning to the Control Room and/or automatically provide a signal to allow an Emergency Shut Down of a pipeline before the leak consequences escalate.
Many massive pipeline spills would have been mitigated, if this technology had been used.
Testing and location is accomplished by manually walking over the pipeline with the "PDI Tool ". A Defect shows up with a strong signal on the Receiver. The defect can be a loss of cathodic protection, a "kink" in the pipeline, a defect, etc.