Price: $5,999.00

Length: 5 Days
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Pipeline Leak Detection, Theft and Illegal Tapping Training Bootcamp

Pipeline Leak Detection, Theft and Illegal Tapping Training Bootcamp is a 5-day covering, Leak Detection System (LDS), Leak Detection methods, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), pipeline theft, illegal taping and safety.

Pipelines are one of the safest modes to transport oil and gas. However, there has been a growing increase in leaks, theft of pipelines by illegal taping, which has prompted pipeline operators worldwide to seek methods and technologies to mitigate the consequences of this criminal act that puts lives and the environment at high risk.

In Mexico, fuel thieves carried out 10,363 illegal taping discovered in 2017, above 6,873 that were reported the previous year, an increase of 51%.

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In Brazil, the municipalities of Rio de Janeiro had 187 illegal taping between 2011 and 2018.

In Nigeria, where the local term “bunkering” is used, a local practice used to steal oil from pipelines by illegal tapping. Chatham House estimates that about 10 percent of Nigeria’s annual oil production is lost to Bunkering.

The main difference between a theft event and a leak event on a pipeline is the speed of product loss. Illegal tapping points withdraw product very slowly, and no product is traced on the ground. This makes detecting a theft point difficult, as there is no ‘spill’ to be detected by an external leak detection system.

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Day 1 – Management Overview

  • Overview of LDS
  • Introduction to LDS
  • Safety and Environmental Performance of Pipelines
  • Pipeline leakage
  • Pipeline explosion
  • Pipeline human and environmental safety tracks
  • Illegal Tapings Examples Worldwide
  • Trends and surveys
  • Illegal tapping in China, Europe, Latin and South America, Middle East, Africa and other parts of Asia
  • Values and Benefits of LDS (Financial and Operation)
  • Successful and Unsuccessful LDS Deployments

Day 2 and 3 –Pipeline Leak Detection Technology and Operation

  • LDS Technology and Operation
    • Leak Detection Strategy
    • Utilizing a risk-based leakage survey methods
    • Basic Fundamental and Concepts of Leak Detection
    • Overview of Leak Detection Systems (LDS)
    • Types of LDS
    • LDS Technique
    • Leak Classification and Action Criteria
    • Basic architecture and components of a Pipeline and Pipeline Leak Detection System (LDS)
    • Component technologies behind an LDS system
    • Technical aspects of LDS, SCADA and communications methods
    • LDS Operation and Maintenance
    • Operating service principles
    • System overview
    • Risk-based approach
    • Leakage survey
    • Quantitative risk analysis
    • Historical leakage data
    • Leak classifications
    • Data analysis
    • Main leakage type – broken mains, corrosion, joint leak
    • Main material type
    • Leak identification – leakage survey or public reported leak
    • Leaks per 1,000 km of material
    • Diameter – small (< 150mm), medium (150mm), large (> 150mm)
    • Month and year
    • Breakage zone – low (<.0 2), medium (0.2 to 0.4) and high (>0.4) (breaks/km/year)
    • Breakage zone versus future failures

Day 4 and 5 – Pipeline Leak Detection System Design, Architecture  and Implementation

  • LDS Design and Implementation
    • Basic architecture and components of a Pipeline and Pipeline Leak Detection System (LDS)
    • Analysis and key parameters
    • Pipe types
    • Geographical areas
    • Elevation profile
    • Area categories
    • Leak classification
    • Component technologies behind an LDS system
    • Technical aspects of LDS, SCADA and communications methods
    • Current and Future LDS Trends
    • Overview of Leak Detection System and Methods
    • Laser and Infrared cameras: mounted on helicopter and Drone Patrols with EO/IR sensors to monitor underground activities)
    • Infrared radiometric pipeline testing
    • Ultrasonic Flow meters
    • Pressure sensors
    • Fiber optic cable
    • Soil monitoring
    • Acoustic
    • Digital oil leak detection cable
    • Vapor-sensing tubes
    • Pipeline flyovers
    • Biological leak detection
    • K9 Dogs

Workshops, Assessment and Analysis

Project Based

  • The main difference between a theft event and a leak event
  • Changes in internal pressure
  • Theft flow rate
  • Nominal pipeline flow rate
  • Internally based leak detection system to detect theft points
  • Sensitive system with a high level of location accuracy and a fast response time
  • A combination of hardware and software
  • Analysis of pipeline data
  • Non-intrusive hardware

 

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