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Main Title Acoustic location of leaks in pressurized underground petroleum pipelines /
Author Eckert, Eric G. ; Maresca, J. W.
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Maresca, J. W.
CORP Author Vista Research, Inc., Mountain View, CA. ;CDM Federal Programs Corp., Fairfax, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/143; EPA-68-03-3409
Stock Number PB92-207687
Subjects Petroleum pipelines. ; Leak detectors. ; Acoustic emission testing.
Additional Subjects Acoustic monitoring ; Land pollution ; Pipelines ; Leak detectors ; Crude oil ; Underground storage ; Petroleum ; Performance evaluation ; Pressurizing ; Graphs(Charts)
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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, 45 pages : illustrations ; 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 Cover title. "August 1992." Includes bibliographical references (p. 45). Microfiche.
Place Published Cincinnati, Ohio :
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.
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
Medium microform
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20010213133224
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01401cam 2200349Ia 45020