The Pipeline Transport Institute (PTI) has developed a software unit for the leakage detection system. Acceptance testing of the programme was successfully completed at the Transneft Upper Volga.
The main purpose of the software unit is to provide continuous monitoring of the tightness of oil trunk pipelines process sections in real time in all modes of its operation (stationary, non-stationary and stopped pumping). Among the functionality of the programme is an automated detection of the fact and location of leak occurrences as well as the determination of the time of its occurrence.
During the period of preliminary tests, pilot operation and acceptance testing, the system successfully recorded 98 full-scale oil withdrawals with various capacities at all main operating modes of the Lazarevo – Gorky oil pipeline process section.
The software unit can be used both independently and as part of the software package of an automated system for monitoring the process parameters of the trunk pipeline.