LEAKS IN PIPELINES
The distribution networks of hydrocarbons has increased the demand to supervise and automatically monitor for the detection of thefts and leaks at the same time.
The most frequent incidents which occur when leaks are located in pipelines are:
- Property damage.
- Damage to the environment.
- Bad reputation.
- Financial loss.
The main objective of new technology for the detection of leaks and/or illicit acts is the relationship of cost/benefit and at the same time minimising damage to the environment. Sadly, the hydrocarbons are converted into valuable commercial products. At that point the ecological problem passes to a lesser importance. For that reason the hydrocarbons have a huge potential for damaging the environment and so the consumption demands to be rationalised and if necessary apply our knowledge and ethics to avoid irreversible damage to the environment.
65% CompleteRivers , ponds , swamps 65%
70% Complete (success)Agricultural and livestock 70%
40% Complete (info)Other areas contaminated 40%