Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Rate Measurement System

The overall objective of this Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) R&D project is to develop survey technologies and methodologies to locate and quantify fluxes of non-hazardous natural gas leaks. The successful project outcome will be well documented and verified data demonstrating capabilities and limitations of the techniques will provide a foundation for subsequent leak characterization products and services. These products and methodology for their use will enable ranking leak severity to prioritize remedial actions as well as provide data supporting Greenhouse Gas reporting requirements. This research will enhance capabilities to detect, locate, and quantify small natural gas pipeline leaks to prioritize remedial actions. The authors will assemble and evaluate, via field tests, a system comprising a cost-effective synthesis of side-scan lasers, sensitive laser-based point sampling, and advanced data processing algorithms installed on a mobile leak survey platform. The research results will lead to advanced products and methodologies to be deployed by the leak survey industry for reducing the environmental impact of natural gas.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Illustrations; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH5615T00015
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 16 2018 12:07PM