Leak Detection Implementation: Modeling and Tuning Methods

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G. Griebenow, M. Mears

Williams Pipe Line Co., Tulsa, OK

J. Energy Resour. Technol 111(2), 66-71 (Jun 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231407 History: Received April 11, 1989; Online October 22, 2009


This paper contains an overview of the Williams Pipe Line computerized dynamic leak detection system, including the basic calculation methods used in the system, instrumentation support requirements, and various operational situations encountered during the implementation process. Special emphasis is given to enhanced modeling techniques required for complex pipeline configurations. Sample performance test results are also presented with a discussion focused primarily on the system response time.

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