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Main Title Acoustic location of leaks in pressurized underground petroleum pipelines /
Author Eckert, Eric G.
CORP Author Vista Research, Inc., Mountain View, CA. ;CDM Federal Programs Corp., Fairfax, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Place Published Cincinnati, Ohio
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92-143; EPA-68-03-3409
Stock Number PB92-207687
OCLC Number 27042231
Subjects Acoustic monitoring; Land pollution; Pipelines; Leak detectors; Crude oil; Underground storage; Petroleum; Performance evaluation; Pressurizing; Graphs(Charts)
Subject Added Ent Petroleum pipelines.; Leak detectors.; Acoustic emission testing.
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EIAD EPA 600/R-92/143 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 04/25/1997
EJAD EPA 600/R-92-143 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/30/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/R-92/143 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/13/2009
EJBD EPA 600/R-92/143 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/06/2013
EKAM EPA/600/R-92-143 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/08/1998
EMBD EPA/600/R-92/143 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 01/07/1993
EOAD EPA 600/R-92/143 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 01/20/2006
EOBD EPA 600-R-92-143 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 07/15/2000
ERAD EPA 600/R-92-143 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/20/1998
ESAD EPA 600-R-92-143 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS PB92-207687 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 46 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract The objective of the work was to make an estimate of the accuracy of locating a leak in a pressurized petroleum pipeline, by means of passive acoustic sensors mounted on the outside wall of the pipeline, as a function of leak rate and distance between acoustic sensors. While there are regulatory standards for detection of leaks in underground pressurized pipelines, there are no standards for leak location. For rapid remediation, it would be highly desirable if the leak could be located within 10% of the length of the pipeline in the case of a line longer than 30.5 m (100 ft), or within 3.0 m (10 ft) in the case of a line shorter than 30.5 m (100 ft). This limits the excavation to only a small fraction of the line. As will be shown below, theoretical estimates suggest that the accuracy of the proposed technique should be better than 25 cm. These theoretical estimates, however, assume that the leak signal is large compared to the noise.
Notes Prepared by Vista Research, Inc. under contract no. "August 1992." Includes bibliographical references (p. 45). "EPA/600/R-92/143."
Supplementary Notes See also DE88008018. Prepared in cooperation with CDM Federal Programs Corp., Fairfax, VA. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Author Added Ent
Maresca, J. W.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.; Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (U.S.); Vista Research, Inc.
PUB Date Free Form 1992
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20120522094748
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01342cam 2200361Ia 45020