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Entelec 2006 presentation “Mass Balance Leak Detect, Can it Work for You? ”. Richard D. Newell President www.auspex-inc.com. Bill Greenwood President www.enviropipe.com. Introduction. Why a leak detection system How it works What is needed How to use it Comments. Why do you need one?.

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entelec 2006 presentation mass balance leak detect can it work for you
Entelec 2006 presentation

“Mass Balance Leak Detect,Can it Work for You?”

Richard D. Newell

President

www.auspex-inc.com

Bill Greenwood

President

www.enviropipe.com

introduction
Introduction
  • Why a leak detection system
  • How it works
  • What is needed
  • How to use it
  • Comments
why do you need one
Why do you need one?
  • Detect leaks
  • Improve operation and performance
  • Better public image
  • Legal requirements
  • Minimize litigation
  • Reduced financial and environmental impact
how it works
How it works
  • Differences from the transient model
    • Delta change more important
    • Forgiving of instrumentation calibration
what is needed to use one
What is needed to use one?
  • Data requirements
    • Frequency of data
  • Instrumentation requirements
    • Meters
    • Pressures
how to use it
How to use it
  • Configuration
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
configuration
Configuration
  • Pipeline data
  • Station data
    • Inlets/Outlets
  • Product data
configuration pipeline data
Configuration / Pipeline Data
  • Physical information
    • Length
    • Total BBLS
    • Operation limits
configuration station data
Configuration / Station Data
  • Location
  • Pipe parameters
  • Pumps, valves
  • Meters
  • Instrumentation
configuration product data
Configuration / Product Data
  • Operational data
  • Specific gravity
  • Temperature
  • Batch size
operation
Operation
  • Easy to use and access
  • Enhanced operation data
  • Leak determination and location
  • Accurate batch tracking
  • Management access
operation ease of use
Operation / Ease of Use
  • Operator access
  • System overview
operation operational data
Operation / Operational Data
  • pipeline rates
  • interface arrivals
  • pig tracking
  • hydraulic gradient
  • reports
operation leak determination
Operation / Leak Determination
  • Minimize false alarms
  • Multiple methods
  • Cross check data
  • Milepost estimate
operation batch tracking
Operation / Batch Tracking
  • Interface arrivals
  • Product location
operation management access
Operation / Management Access
  • Access to real-time data
  • Password protected
maintenance
Maintenance
  • Tuning
  • Training
  • Configuration
maintenance tuning
Maintenance / Tuning
  • Valid limits ?
    • Review trends
    • Review logs
maintenance training
Maintenance / Training
  • Leak training
    • Simulator
    • Field test
maintenance configuration
Maintenance / Configuration
  • Update pipeline information
    • Stations, block valves, etc.
    • Instrumentation
  • Easy to update or modify existing system
  • Easy to add a new pipeline
acquiring a system
Acquiring a System
  • Buying
  • Protecting your investment
  • Features
buying system choices
Buying / System Choices
  • Integrated with a SCADA system
  • Stand-alone
  • Features
buying choices integrated
Buying choices / Integrated
  • Replace everything
  • Primary business is not leak detection
  • Limited offering
buying choices stand alone
Buying choices / Stand-alone
  • You get to choose what is important
  • Vendors more knowledgeable
  • Support multiple pipeline systems
  • SCADA replacements
buying choices features
Buying choices / Features
  • User friendly
  • Easy to configure and maintain
    • Automatic display creation
  • Robust performance
  • Minimize false alarms
  • Transient processing
    • Rapid return to normal
  • Maintainable by user
protecting your investment
Protecting your Investment
  • Service contract
  • Source code
protecting service contract
Protecting / Service Contract
  • Technical backup
  • Updates
  • Telephone support
  • Reduced rates
protecting source code
Protecting / Source Code
  • Why do you need it?
    • Poor service
    • Vendor disappears
  • Get the real source
    • Verify it builds
    • Why escrow doesn’t work
questions to consider
Questions to Consider
  • Good fit for your pipeline(s)?
  • Can you add operators or pipeline data?
  • Can you support system if vendor can't?
  • Can the system work with a new SCADA?
  • Too good to be true systems
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Does not have to be complicated, hard to maintain or use
  • Can reduce exposure from a leak
  • Enhances performance and safety
for additional information
For additional information:

Rich Newell, President

Auspex, Inc.

12475 Gulf Freeway, Suite G1

Houston, TX 77034-4623

Phone: 713-524-3100

epa@auspex-inc.com

William M. Greenwood, President

EnviroPipe Applications Inc.

P.O. Box 641

Lake Jackson, TX 77566-0641

Phone: 979-297-8040

Fax: 979-285-2080

bgreenwood@enviropipe.com