Consolidated Research Program, Right of Way Automated Monitoring Threat Prevention (Topic Area #1); Leak Detection (Topic Area #2)

Preventing unauthorized intrusions on pipeline Right of Ways (ROWs) and mechanical damage due to third party strikes by machinery is a constant challenge for the pipeline industry. Equally important for safety and environmental protection is the detection of leaks from pipeline systems. This consolidated research and development program was initiated to develop, test, and deploy an integrated technology package for automated monitoring, assessment, and reporting of various threats to energy transportation pipelines. The main goal was to use technology to provide "near real-time" detection and reporting of the main threats, with the ultimate objective to develop and deploy advanced sensors and data processing systems on various platforms (ground patrol, manned aircraft) to patrol energy pipeline ROWs and similar-oriented linear features/infrastructure using automated processes. The project team held a Preliminary Design Review of a Roll Pointing Camera on June 8, 2011, via web conferencing. This document summarizes the information presented during the meeting. Termination of the project prior to the completion of the request for proposal (RFP) did not allow for flight tests to be performed using the roll-cam or the RFP package developed with the specifications defined by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). While the flight tests were not performed, the supporting documents provide the basis for developing a technology solution for automated monitoring along pipeline ROW corridors and a Concept of Operations for the entire ROW Automated Monitoring process.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Electricore, Incorporated

    27943 Smyth Drive, Suite 105
    Valencia, CA  United States  91355

    Pipeline Research Council International

    3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 525
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22042

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    Office of Pipeline Safety
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wood, Ian
    • Piazza, Mark
  • Publication Date: 2012-8-30


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01663183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-11-T-000001 – Project WP# 422
  • Created Date: Feb 15 2018 9:58AM