Expansion of monitoring system on man-made river project using acoustic fiber optic technology
Acoustic monitoring has played a major role in the management of one of the world s largest civil engineering projects. After experiencing failures on their pipeline between 1999 and 2001, the Man-Made River Authority (MRA) undertook an aggressive condition assessment program. This program led to the development of a comprehensive Pipeline Risk Management System (PRMS), making the Great Man-Made River Project one of the best managed pipelines in the world. The planned expansion of the existing acoustic monitoring system, a key component of the PRMS, will allow for monitoring of over 700km of pipeline.
This paper will discuss steps taken to-date, the acoustic monitoring technology and the expansion of this key component to the management strategy for the pipeline.
- A. Lenghi. Man-Made River Authority. Benghazi, Libya.
- N. Amaitik. Man-Made River Authority. Benghazi, Libya.
- M. Wrigglesworth. Pure Technologies Ltd. Calgary, AB., Canada.