Short Pipelines or Type A Gathering Pipelines in Midstream

Innovative Approach for Rupture/Leak Detection on Short Pipelines using only pressure transmitters

Type A gathering pipelines (Short lines) that connect terminals and processing facilities typically lack proper instrumentation such as SCADA and flow meters.

PHMSA New Final Rule

  • PHMSA New Final Rule* requires pipeline operators to have rupture detection on all Type A gathering pipelines


  • Required to capture ruptures greater than 10% leak rate in less than 15 minutes


  • Under the new rule, a rupture is defined as an “unanticipated or unplanned flow rate change of 10 percent or greater or a pressure loss of 10 percent or greater, occurring within a time interval of 15 minutes or less.”

*[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2013-0255 Amdt. Nos. 192-130 195-105 ] Document Number: 2022-07133 CFR: 49 CFR 192 49 CFR 195]
**PHMSA initially suggested 10 minutes time limit but after receiving the comments, decided not to include it in the final rule.

Vanmok developed an Innovative Approach for Rupture/Leak Detection on Short Pipelines using only pressure transmitters 

Our technology provides a cost-effective solution for notification and identification of ruptures of 5% or greater within 15 minutes, relying solely on pressure transmitter data. This eliminates the need for SCADA and flow meters, making compliance with the new rule easier and more efficient. 



Features & Benefits

No Flow Meters
Relies on pressure transmitter data only.
No SCADA/Telemetry
Dedicated Vanmok loT gateway scans data at 50 milli seconds and communicates to Cloud through cellular network (LTE-M or LTE-4G)
No Leak Detection Analyst
Built-in Vanmok A.I analyses all alarms and validates before alerting the operators.
No Field Power
Low power Vamok Gateways are supplied with integrated solar system to work offgrid.
Notifies and identifies leaks from 5% or greater within 15 minutes using only pressure transmitters.
No Piping Modifications
Eliminates the need to modify existing piping to install flowmeters, saving expenses on both piping modifications and flowmeters.
  • Vanmok Leak De­­tection can detect ruptures and leaks greater than 5% within 15 minutes.


  • Vanmok Leak Detection can be deployed on a mass scale – 100 short lines in six weeks.


  • Rupture detection in short pipelines is not cost effective if it requires flow meters and SCADA.


  • Vanmok Leak Detection for short lines is cost-effective and easy to maintain.


  • Vanmok is helping its clients to develop a robust rupture detection program for short lines, to cost-effectively go beyond regulatory standards

Book a 30 minute demo to meet the leak detection compliance requirements in short pipelines.