For operators tied to Canada’s considerable long-line pipeline network, the sky’s the limit for innovation, too…CEPA Innovation Award-winning Calgary-based firm Hifi Engineering, which is “set to become the new global standard for pipeline monitoring,” according to CEPA officials.
According to CEPA, high-fidelity density sensing (HDS) uses specialized fiber optics (not to be confused with telecom fiber optics), fully distributed along the pipeline to sense every centimeter, so operators can know exactly where a leak occurred or where there’s potential for a leak. HDS sensing is a 24/7 activity, with a level of accuracy that can detect a pinhole leak, the Canadians said.
Control Centers at the Heart of Innovation, Advancement
Pipeline & Gas Journal April 2020 p.14