Pipeline Integrity Monitoring and Leak Detection
HAWK is a leader in level, positioning, asset monitoring, pipeline integrity monitoring, and leak detection solutions. We understand that pipeline leaks can become a critical threat to human safety, the surrounding environment, property, and more. Our fiber optic monitoring for pipeline solutions helps locate and raise awareness of leaks to limit and avoid any damage.
Leak detection systems (LDS) are vital in ensuring pipelines operate at maximum efficiency. LDS allows for quick pipeline leak detection and accurate location of leaks with minimal false alarms, reliability, and low maintenance.
Fiber Optic Sensing Can Determine
- Sound / Vibration
- Temperature / Vibration
- Temperature Only
- Strain Only
- Temperature / Vibration / Strain / Sound
HAWK provides leading fiber optic monitoring for pipeline solutions for a wide variety of industries. We manufacture our products in the U.S. and Australia, allowing us to hone in on our customer’s needs and provide specific solutions. The industries we serve include:
- Minerals and Mining
- Oil and Gas
- Water and Wastewater
- Bulk Handling
- Chemical and Petrochemical
- Power and Energy
- Food and Beverage
- Pulp and Paper
- And more
Contact us to learn more about our pipeline integrity monitoring and pipeline leak detection solutions.
Principle of Operation
- Distributed sensors can continuously monitor vibration, strain, and temperature on structural elements of the bridge for the entire length of optical fiber.
- Distributed sensors can continuously monitor vibration, strain, and temperature on the pipeline for the entire length of optical fiber.
- Distributed sensors can continuously monitor vibration, strain, and temperature on structural elements of the rail networks for the entire length of optical fiber.
Frequently Asked Questions
The two Key words are Time of Flight and Rayleigh Backscattering,
i. Backscattering is the return light from minute imperfections in the fibre, as physical changes such as temperature, strain and vibration act of the fibre the spectrum of this return light is altered. Rayleigh Backscattering is the part of this spectrum that responds to vibration which allows vibration in the field to be taken out of the return light.
ii. Time of Flight is like a sonar, laser or radar, in that the time the pulse is traveling relates to a distance, in Fibre optic sensing this is a not just taken at the reflection point but for every bit of the fibre the pulse travels though.
Both! Our system can be installed below the ground or above.
The Fiber Optic System continually monitors large spans of pipeline, looking for vibration and temperature changes. Once a detection occurs, the system alerts the operator or security personal to the exact location of disturbance in the pipeline.
Yes, we encourage it in fact! We have specially made systems that are shipped all over the world specifically for technology trials.