New PipeMonit® installation

Sensorlink is planning six new installations for a Canadian Oilsands operator this summer. The installation will then count 20 monitoring stations in total. The installations are wireless, with cell phone communication (GSM) and battery/solar power. The system provides the operator with exact real-time wall thickness measurment in 360 degrees around the circumference of the pipe (24 clock positions), wall loss rates, wear profiles and more. The operator is using this knowledge to optimize pipeline maintenance and replacement, as well as using the information when designing new systems. OPEX is reduced by moving away from manual inspection, and CAPEX is reduced by exstending pipeline lifetime.