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
- 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