Pipeline Tightness Monitoring
Effective detection of small and gradual leaks
Small and gradual leaks have an impact on pipeline integrity and can cause massive product loss and environmental issues over time. Regulations therefore require operators to take effective measures to detect tightness-related pipeline leaks.
PipePatrol Tightness Monitoring is a solution for the detection of gradual leaks using standard pressure and temperature instrumentation. The system is able to detect tightness issues involving product loss down to 0.04 l/m³ per hour. This is possible without time-consuming and costly detection procedures such as classical pressure tests where the pipeline must be filled with water. The KROHNE solution works with the actual gas or liquid in the pipeline, avoiding any negative effect on normal pipeline operation.