Evaluation of Acoustic Emission Sensing Technologies for Pressurized Buried Water Pipeline Leak Detection

Project ID: 22086
Principal Investigator: Atousa Plaseied
Research Topic: Condition Assessment
Funded Fiscal Years: 2022, 2023 and 2024
Keywords: None

Research Question

What are the benefits, most appropriate application scenarios and major practical limitations of AE-based pipeline leak detection and locating systems and techniques that determine the success for leak detection efforts when implemented along Reclamation's pipelines? This research will test a variety of sensor types, implementation techniques, and operational/field condition scenarios which will ultimately help Reclamation develop the required expertise to successfully implement these technologies at the field-scale.

Need and Benefit

This proposed research aligns most closely with current FY22 SSIP priorities related to testing, and evaluating instrumentation and faster data analysis technologies for detecting buried pipeline leaks in a much more reliable and cost effective manner than current practices.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20