Over time, due to material aging, corrosion reduces the original wall thickness of the infrastructures, which may compromise their reliable operation and even cause the collapse of assets.
In addition to representing, in many cases, a risk to the environment, health, and integrity of workers and surrounding populations, this type of situation can cause high economic losses, directly due to unscheduled stops and indirectly due to supply failures.
DISCOVER HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFECYCLE OF THE EQUIPMENT WITHOUT INCREASING RISK AND DOWNTIME
The MOT sensor is an ultrasonic-based screening technology, developed by EQS Global for assessing the integrity of large areas on in-service structures. For instance, in pipelines, from a single excitation point, it is possible to locate internal or external defects, such as corrosion or erosion, at distances of a few tens of meters.
up to 100 meters 360°
Moreover, it is possible to evaluate underground, coated, or isolated structures, up to 100 meters of distance, and with a 360º overview, without the need to alter them, providing more comprehensive information about their integrity condition.
MOT is a sensor capable of measuring the thickness of critical assets, considering adverse conditions (ex: high temperature). The system operates continuously, wirelessly, and in real time.
Know when and where pipelines will fail, without taking the pipeline out of service
Better knowledge of the structural health status of monitored assets
Decreases the risk of high costs of abrupt stops due to failure
Optimization of O&M based on knowledge of the integrity of assets
Increased production by reducing untimely downtime
Reduction of the installation insurance premium
PIPELINE LEAK DETECTION AND INTEGRITY MONITORINGAPPLICATION IN AN INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL PLANT
Early leak detection in a 4000 meters long ammonia pipeline
INTEGRATED SOLUTION OF TWO TECHNOLOGIES
EQS first installed a distributed measurement system using fiber optics attached to the 4 generatrixes of the pipeline. With this system, we can identify, with a 2 meters resolution, ammonia leakage.
Leak detection is an important part, however, it will not be enough to anticipate the occurrence of a leakage. For this, and through our MOT sensors, a proprietary technology from EQS, it is possible to identify these possible leaks before they occur. MOT technology allows the monitoring of mass loss in-service, and with the integrity evolution reports, it is possible to know when the asset will fail.
4.000 meters ammonia pipeline monitoring with leak detection and integrity monitoring (MOT)
Real-time leakage detection
High-range (thousands of meters) pipeline monitoring
Compatible with different pipeline application
UNO SOFTWAREPREVENTIVE AND PREDICTIVE MANAGEMENT
UNO platform predictive algorithms produce real-time insights, promoting preventive and predictive asset management, and the management of the useful life of the asset by inferring the possible consequences on the long-term performance.
EQS Digital’s monitoring and forecasting systems guarantee a holistic and standardized view of all sites and equipment, so that our customers reduce operating costs, optimize investments, and reduce unscheduled downtime.
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