FOSA Case Studies & Papers
Fiber optic sensing examples and technical papers.
The Mangala Development Pipeline (MDP) is the world’s longest continuously heated and insulated pipeline and will have access to 75% of India’s refining capacity.
The MDP originates from Mangala Processing Terminal (MPT) in the Mangala Field and passes through two states (Rajasthan and Gujarat), eight districts and travels up to ~670 kms before it reaches its end at the coastal location of Bhogat near Jamnagar on the western coast line of India. About 154 km of the pipeline is in Rajasthan and the rest in Gujarat.
The MDP is a 24” crude oil pipeline which is using Skin Effect Heat Management System (SEHMS) to ensure that the crude oil remains above the Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT) of 65°C. It has 8” gas line which feeds gas each to of the 36 Above Ground Installations which produce the necessary power to keep the pipeline warm.
The pipeline crosses all major crude oil carrier pipelines in the Western part of India and thus, offers potential of blending the Rajasthan crude with these large crude carrier lines. There are two main clients involved in the implementation of OptaSense® as a Pipeline Intrusion and Detection System (PIDS) on MPD. They are Optilan and CEIL.