Monitoring Services

 

Pipeline Monitoring Solutions

Using Pure’s acoustic fiber optic technology, owners of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) can monitor the structural condition of their pipelines to prevent major pipe failures. The monitoringsystem is able to identify wire wrap breaks, alerting asset managers when there is an unacceptable increase in activity that could lead to pipe failure.

In terms of operational factors, Pure provides pipeline owners with pressure transient monitoring, which contributes to the safe operation of pipelines and can help prevent pipe failures. Pressure transients can adversely affect the structural condition of a pipe; by monitoring for transients, operators are able to reduce the likelihood of large transients that could lead to pipe failure.

In order to safely manage pipelines in the long term, pipeline operators can monitor both the operational and structural conditions of their assets in near real time using Pure’s monitoring solutions.

Over

2,000

miles inspected

More than

4,000

leaks located

 

2.2

Leaks located per mile in large diameter pipes

 

6ft

Typical location accuracy

Wire Break Monitoring

SoundPrint® AFO (Acoustic Fiber Optic) is a fiber optic monitoring system used to detect and locate wire failures in prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP).

 

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Pressure Transient Monitoring

Engineers and utility operators are increasingly concerned that transient and surge pressures are adversely affecting the condition of their pipelines.

 

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Featured Case Study

Dallas Water Utilities

DALW is currently constructing Phase III of the Lake Fork Raw Water Transmission Main, which is composed of 108″ Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pressure Pipe (PCCP).

Phase I of this line had been previously installed, but had failed a series of hydrostatic pressure tests. The failure of the pipeline to hold pressure above 190 psi suggested the presence of high pressure leak(s).