Key element of risk management
Late detected chronic leaks on pipelines and tanks with hazardous media constitute one of the highest operational risks.
LEOS provides a central tool for efficient risk management, since its variety of detectable media such as crude oil, CO, chlorine gas, etc. offers attractive safety benefits for operators of pipelines, tank farms and chemical facilities.
Avoiding high damage-related costs
Most chronic leaks remain undetected by conventional methods (mass balance, pressure analysis). However, this limitation collides with increasing needs for the protection of humans and nature. While conventional methods require a leak rate of at least around 1% of the throughput for online detection, the LEOS system will alert already at leak rates as low as 1 liter per hour – and even regardless of the throughput of the pipeline!
An early-stage detection of leakages by LEOS significantly supports the operator in avoiding high damage-related costs, production down-times and environmental contamination
Reduction of erection costs
Numerous clients were already successful in achieving a more cost-effective pipeline route by selecting our LEOS system. This measure allowed more direct and hence less expensive routes through e.g. water protection areas.
In addition, the gain in safety from a LEOS installation can also contribute to reduce public concerns about disputed pipeline projects. In particular in densely-populated urban areas, LEOS makes a valuable contribution to an efficient networking of individual chemical facilities via underground pipelines.
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