Why Is Leak Detection Technology Important?

The oil and gas industries have never been growing at a faster rate. With the influx of pipelines starting construction across North America and elsewhere, oil and gas companies, government bodies, environmental agencies and the public want to know how to prevent oil spills, gas leaks, and other disasters.

The reasons for an oil or gas leak are numerous: third parties could tamper with the pipeline, natural causes from the weather could do harm, or regular usage could wear down the materials. Whatever the reason for the leak, pipelines companies must be able to respond quickly and clean up the mess efficiently in order to prevent widespread effects.

ADVANCES IN OIL AND GAS LEAK DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY

While many companies still rely on helicopter patrols and expensive, ineffective foot patrols, leaks happen daily in remote areas of pipelines and might not be detected until they've grown to an unmanageable size, costing a great expense to clean up, and damaging the environment in the meantime. Gas lines and oil pipelines are responsible for transporting energy sources to millions of people. Gas and oil also account for a billion dollar industry and hundreds of thousands of jobs. The importance of pipelines in the modern age cannot be understated. It is imperative that pipeline companies utilize technological advancements in leak detection for prevention, problem solving and preserving the longevity of the pipelines.

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ABILITY OF MODERN SATELLITE IMAGERY FOR LEAK DETECTION

Satellite imagery gives the pipeline companies a 24/7 monitoring service of each mile of pipeline. Pipe photography can encompass any range of area and provide real-time and historical information based on the parameters determined by the company. Satellite imagery can track where the leak originates, determine the severity of the situation and uncover why it occurred.

Satellite imagery can also help oil and gas companies to map out cable placement, study the effects of the pipeline on the environment and investigate where vegetation might be interfering with the proper function of the pipeline.

REASONS TO UTILIZE SATELLITE IMAGERY AS AN OIL OR GAS COMPANY

In a changing environmental climate, it is important for companies who mine natural resources to stay on top of all environmental concerns associated with their product. Instead of spending an inordinate amount of time and a large portion of the budget on foot patrols, helicopters and other pipe aircraft, companies can depend on satellite imagery to research and report on all pipeline concerns.

Conserving resources and saving money on expensive pipeline inspection companies can make the difference between a profitable pipeline and a problem situation. Relying on sound and smell or the complaints of the public to find a leak can cost a company thousands of dollars in clean up and lost revenue. Worthwhile spending on a proven solution like satellite imagery should be a consideration.

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