In partnership with Commtel Networks, Fotech has completed installation and commissioning of its LivePIPE pipeline monitoring system for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). The system is monitoring activities on 75km of the Mumbai-Pune-Solapur product pipeline.
The specific installation environment is highly prone to nuisance alarms due to heavy industrial and agricultural activity along the pipeline. So, the company developed localization features that effectively segregate nuisance activity from genuine unusual events, thus dramatically increasing the confidence-levels of detecting genuine intrusion incidences.
Based on Fotech’s Helios Distributed Acoustic Sensing technology, LivePIPE is a pipeline monitoring system, which detects and locates intrusions and interference activity along thousands of kilometers of pipeline in real time. Events are detected and classified within seconds to a location accuracy of a couple of meters giving pipeline operators the information to prevent environmental damage and unforeseen cost.
Mr. Shriprakash R. Pandey, Commtel’s CEO, said: “The Fotech LivePIPE system addresses a pressing safety and security need of the Oil & Gas industry where pilferage and accidental damage to pipelines are real problems and the completion of this installation is a key milestone for us and the wider industry.”