Patented technology puts Senstar at the forefront of pipeline leak detection
September 25, 2018
Senstar’s recently announced FiberPatrol FP7000 pipeline integrity monitoring system for leak detection and third-party interference (TPI) for both gas and liquid-carrying pipelines, detects small leaks faster than any other system on the market.
Developed by Senstar’s fiber optic experts, the FP7000s patented technology combines Distributed Differential Temperature Sensing (DDTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), allowing for the detection and location of small leaks faster and more accurately than traditional flow and pressure-monitoring solutions or other fiber-based solutions. In addition, TPI detection helps to avoid leaks in the first place by detecting digging or tampering before a damage can occur. FP7000’s DDTS technology can continuously monitor temperature (from a reference temperature) along the entire length of the sensor and can detect changes in temperature and temperature rate as low as 0.0005 oC and 0.001 oC/min, respectively. In addition, FP7000’s DAS technology detects minute acoustic signals emanating from a leak. The extreme sensitivity of DDTS and integration of both DDTS and DAS in one system enable the FP7000 to detect small leaks faster than any other leak detection system, while simultaneously rejecting environmental factors caused by weather or nuisance sources.
The FP7000 joins Senstar’s growing FiberPatrol family that includes fence-mounted intrusion detection, buried intrusion detection, TPI detection for pipelines and now leak detection for pipelines. The addition of leak detection to Senstar’s product portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection and video management solutions allows Senstar to provide end-to-end security of above and below-ground pipeline assets.